I am a nursing student at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and I am trying to look at places to work in the Chicago area once I graduate this May. I know that last year it was very difficult to find a job as a new grad in the Chicago area. I also know that many of the university hospitals will hire their new grads from within first. However, I am still optimistic that I can find something. Are there any recommendations that anyone from that area has? I know of a couple internship programs, one at Children's Memorial and one at Illinois Masonic. There don't seem to be any job postings that are specific to new grads at this time. My roomate is applying for jobs in the Raliegh area of North Carolina and she has found several new grad job postings. I was wondering what I should do if I want to apply for a job, but I don't have my license yet since I haven't sat for NCLEX. Anyways, any info, suggestions, or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you all for looking out for us new grads. I have been lucky enough to receive some great information and advice from this site already.