I am just wondrin how are the new grad nurses in Georgia. What degree of difficulty you've been through in looking for a hospital job? How long since you've been looking for a job? Which part of the state has hospitals that hire new grad nurses?
I live in Atlanta and I just graduated in July. Fortunately, I was just hired into a New Grad Program last week!! I have had only 4 interviews after applying to practically everything I could find. In every case but the last, they hired someone with experience, which was always discouraging.
As far as major Atlanta hospitals go (Emory, Piedmont, Northside, Tenent, St. Joseph), the firm response that I've received is that they only hire new graduates into their new graduate programs, the only exceptions being scholarship students or students who did externships there. Even then, these new graduates can fill up the program spots, leaving fewer spots for less-connected new grads.
Overall, I would say that the market for Atlanta new grads looking to get into a hospital is very competitive.
Last edit by gracieD on Oct 11, '10
: Reason: clarification