Hi everyone! I was wondering what new graduate opportunities are like in Maine right now? I don't graduate for a long time, May 2011, but I want to get a sense of how this recession is trending up there. I live in Georgia currently (Hubby's in military) and we really want to move back home. Have things been getting better or worse lately? Thanks!
Mar 24, '10
Right now they are not good... hiring freezes and "only nurses with experience jobs". Its tough and discouraging now I am moving out of state and I hope it will be better. There are just not that many options for new nurses. Maybe by 2011 it will be better though!!
Apr 27, '10
Not good at all right now....it's really kind of discouraging to be a new grad
Sep 8, '10
In general there is no nursing shortage in Maine. But don't be overly discouraged! I just graduated from CMMC College of Nursing in May of 2010. Several of my classmates including myself received job offers before we had graduated, pending passing the NCLEX. The hospital I applied to was not even advertising new grad positions. Submit a resume anyway, you never know! I am not aware of anyone in our class of 40-something graduates who hasn't found a job since graduation.
Best wishes to you!