What nursing shortage? - page 2

As a new grad looking for positions in both CA and MA I am finding that new grad nursing positions are VERY hard to come by. Some of my classmates have gone to interviews were the employer is... Read More

  1. by   Lisa CCU RN
    No problem with jobs here in West TN. We have job fairs every semester and anyone at our school who wants an extern job if they want it. It's actually to where you can have multiple extern jobs if you want too.

    If you are an extern on a certain floor, you pretty much have a job. Days are available too.
  2. by   chuck1234
    Come to New York City...
    We love new graduates, and we can't live without them.
    Starting salary is $62k.
    And there are a lot of jobs here...
    I only work 13 days a month and I still be able to work one or two days for an agency. And this agency sends me to NY Presbyterian, and I get $500/shift. If I work hard, I can make over $100,000 a year....and I am still getting 2 days off a week
    However, you must get the NYS license; but this should not take long.
    Last edit by chuck1234 on May 15, '07 : Reason: correction
  3. by   chuck1234
    Quote from nyclizzo
    I live in Staten Island (borough of New York City) and it was hard to find a job too...I had to take a float position after a month of trying to find SOMETHING...My recruiter said that she's never been so swamped with resumes...??? But, they are looking for CNA's...Apparently there is a storage here in NYC...But at least I have my foot in the door, and hopefully will make some friends to get the good floors (let's face it...that's how it works)
    Interesting...
    However, have you tried to look for jobs outside S.I.
    When I just graduated, I sent out 6 resumes
    Within 4 weeks, I had 4 jobs offered, and I was very picky too.
  4. by   walk6miles
    Come to sunny Florida! I transferred from one IMC in the hospital I currently work for to a smaller unit and I still see my friends from my old unit... they have 34 beds and on the night shift they have 7 staff members left and all the rest (sort of) slots are filled with central staff.... they are always looking for RNs.... it's a trauma center so if you work in ER (huge) you will wind up with trauma experience.... if ER isn't your thing, consider Intensive Surgical Care..... good luck!
  5. by   HM2VikingRN
    Plenty of Jobs available in MN
  6. by   evaruth
    Quote from cardinalalum
    I agree with MOODYHOTROD -- here in Tyler, Texas there are three hospitals. I had several job offers and I believe other students in my graduating class did also. Basically, it was harder to decide on the job you wanted to accept than it was to get a job. The pay isn't the highest in the State of Texas, but East Texas is a great place to live.
    I have to agree as well. When I graduated from nursing school there were so many agencies, hospitals, nursing homes, etc. offering us jobs. So i guess i just depends on where your located.
  7. by   ashleyjean3
    im in NC and out of the 65 who i graduated with just a few weeks ago..all of us but maybe 5 had jobs...many of use getting offers months ago
  8. by   cappuccino
    There are alot of openings in the New Jersey and New York area. Some with sign on bonuses.......
  9. by   Just_Me_2
    I think the RN shortage is pretty much regional. In my area, there are several nursing schools so there is a steady supply of new nurses. Hospitals are still hiring, but I can't get on at the hospital in my town, I will need to commute for a while.

    There definitely *are* jobs out there, you just might either have to commute or relocate like the other posters said.
  10. by   Imissthefall
    LOTS of jobs in Arizona..esp Phoenix/Yuma areas....but this is to meet the demand because of the huge growth in AZ. New grads with no exp make $29/hr at Yuma Regional Medical Center.
  11. by   floatRN
    Lots of job openings in Connecticut.
  12. by   RNfaster
    Quote from chuck1234
    Come to New York City...
    We love new graduates, and we can't live without them.
    Starting salary is $62k.
    And there are a lot of jobs here...
    I only work 13 days a month and I still be able to work one or two days for an agency. And this agency sends me to NY Presbyterian, and I get $500/shift. If I work hard, I can make over $100,000 a year....and I am still getting 2 days off a week
    However, you must get the NYS license; but this should not take long.
    Chuck - how long are your shifts? Eight, 10, or 12 hours? - Thank you! :spin:
  13. by   chuck1234
    Quote from sonoran
    Chuck - how long are your shifts? Eight, 10, or 12 hours? - Thank you! :spin:
    12-hour shift.

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