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New grad relocating to Chicago - page 2

Hi All, I am currently in school in Ohio and will be graduating early to mid August, my husband has been accepted to school in Chicago and we will be relocating soon after I graduate. How are the... Read More

  1. Visit  smiley93 profile page
    #13 0
    No problem! Ran across it in my own search for a new grad position. L&D isn't really my arena, but if you see any new grad adult general med positions....let me know!
  2. Visit  lmg6 profile page
    #14 0
    question, did you apply directly to illinois for your licensure or did you transfer licensure from ohio to illinois?
  3. Visit  Lizzyb3185 profile page
    #15 0
    No unfortunately I am in the process of transferring my Ohio license to Illinois, I took the NCLEX on sept. 1 and had my Ohio licnese number by the 2nd. I mailed my paperwork for licensure by endorsement to the Illinois board of nursing on the 5th. I received an email late last week that they just got to my paperwork and that I should hear back soon. Im sorry to say that the Illinois board of nursing is a little slow. Hopefully I will get my IL licnese number this week and be able to apply to positions here and be taken seriously. If you have any further questions that I failed to answer in this response feel free to message me! I know it is an overwhelming process.
  4. Visit  CCRNDiva profile page
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    I did not get any nibbles until I had my IL license (I had to create another profile once I got my license). I had my IN lincense but the IL process takes a long time. I spent many afternoons on hold trying to get someone to get questions answered. Once I stopped obsessing about it, it popped up in the mail, lol.

    There are a lot of jobs out there, but, as you know, Chicago has a large population which provides lots of applicants. Hospitals are big on experience and certifications now and those are hard to get without a job. I have 7 yrs of critical care experience and I would like part-time work but most units only want to hire full time because they don't think they will get a return on their investment with me working part time. It all boils down to $$$, the more experience you have the less they have to put into orienting you.

    Hopefully this economy will start to improve soon. Good luck!!