I'm a new grad of a Diploma program in NC. I'm moving to Maryland and am actually interviewing at JHU. I have had mixed reaction from Nurse recruiters as to my being a Diploma Nurse
. I'm a bit taken aback by what seems to be an elitist attitude in Maryland and DC. My Diploma School is affiliated with Duke and has an exellent reputation in NC, and I've been actively and aggressively recruited by Hospitals in NC & California including Duke and UCSF. Is it just me or are Maryland & DC hospitals hostile to Diploma Grads? JHU is one of the only hospitals that actually responded and seemed interested in interviewing me. WHich is fine with me as they are my first choice for a place to work. I also have been surprised at seeing how many of these DC hospitals want to hire New grads as "interns" or Fellowship Bridge type positions at a lower salary. What gives?