I am graduating in 3 weeks (yay!) with my BSN. I am eagerly searching for jobs in the Chicagoland area and was wondering if anyone has any opinions about hospitals in the area (good or bad). Last summer (May 2010) I was lucky enough to participate in Northwestern's Student Nurse Extern program (which was AMAZING) on the MICU and was hoping to work there after graduation but i heard they are not hiring at the moment. I want to work in a hospital unit where I will learn/perfect my clinical skills, and where people are acutally happy to work! I have worked in hospitals as a CNA where staff was constantly attacking each other and reluctant to offer a helping hand and that is something that I NEVER want to go through again. Any advice or opinoins you guys can share would be very much appreciated. How about Rush, Loyola, University of Chicago, Christ? Other hospital I may be forgetting about?