New Graduate jobs in MD,VA,DC areas - page 2
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Hey everyone, I am a new member here. I am graduating in May 2011 with a BSN from an accelerated program in SD. My first degree being Biology.I am planning on moving to MD to live with my hubby in May( Just got married). I was... Read More
- 1Jul 12, '11 by PokytrokytArmy, I just got hired as a new grad by Johns Hopkins, to work in critical care. So did several other people from my nursing school class - in both Peds and Critical care. They start groups of new hires - both experienced and new grads - in Peds and critical care each month.
After I got hired by Hopkins, I was also called for a new grad interview at Virginia Hospital Center.
- 0Sep 6, '11 by aNYTrini-n-FLRNDying to get in at John Hopkins. I am in Fl and a new grad I passed NCLEX and ready to work.. Here in Fl it is normal to go to the unit in person and speak with the nurse manager just so they can have a face with a name. I am ready to do the same there but not sure if that would seem out of place. Any ideas about getting in JH?
- 0Sep 7, '11 by soon2bnurstudentCongrats on passing the NCLEX! Here (at the hospitals in the DC and Baltimore area) it is NOT normal to go to the unit in person and speak with the nurse manager. In fact, the behavior would probably be considered very unprofessional. Think about it....they are busy professionals; someone just showing up on the unit would likely be viewed as being disrespectful of their time. The nurse manager would just direct you to contact the Nurse Recruiter at HR (right after he or she took down your name so they would know who NOT to hire when your application comes across their desk .
You may be too late for the recent new grad cycle at Hopkins, but your best bet would be to contact the nurse recruiter in HR and ask about the new grad application process. I have a few friends and classmates who graduated in May who are working at JHH; some obtained their positions as early as March and they all started working last month. Other than that the jobs are posted on-line but they come and go quickly, often the same day since there is no shortage of applicants. If you are really interested, you need to check the website daily for Nurse Clinician I positions.
My guess is that since you referred to Johns Hopkins as the "best in the nation" you are referring to JHH but bear in mind that Hopkins is a health system; you may have better luck getting into one of the other hospitals which are still part of the Hopkins family. I know several people who have done that and who are reaping higher pay rates than at JHH while still being part of the system. JHH offers less pay than many of the hospitals in the area but you get the JHH name as a career booster...it's a trade-off
Speaking of trade-offs, make sure you are looking at the total picture before moving to this area from FL. FL has a lot more available RN positions than here, especially for non-BSNs (this area is very partial to BSNs, especially at hospitals affiliated with BSN programs like JHH). Also, the cost of living is high, especially if you want to live somewhere decent and within reasonable distance of the better hospitals. The grass isn't always greener on the other side...I actually considered moving TO Florida because of the amount of opportunities available there! In any case, good luck on your job search
- 0Sep 7, '11 by aNYTrini-n-FLRNThank You for the heads up. I am currently in a BSN program where I will grad in Dec of 2011. In the Central Florida region the market in saturated with new grads, especially in the Orlando area there are only 2 major health care systems. The openings are limited for new grad but flooded with applicants. I have applied from Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Shands in Gainesville, Jackson Memorial in Miami, as well as the local hospitals. However, I am willing to relocate to any city that I have family which I do in Baltimore.
It seems as though its all about timing.
- 0Sep 7, '11 by soon2bnurstudentIt is definitely about timing so if you are a December grad I would definitely start looking NOW! In FL, I am not familiar with the Central FL market, but I did find lots of opportunities in Broward and Palm Beach counties (try Northwest, Westside Regional, University, and West Boca MC).
- 0Sep 7, '11 by PokytrokytQuote from soon2bnurstudentI was hired at JHH in August as a new BSN/RN. JHH has a rolling hiring process - they hire new grad nurses every month. A friend of mine (another new grad) was just hired to work on an Oncology unit starting in late September. JHH is staffing up for two new buildings opening next Spring for Peds and Critical Care.You may be too late for the recent new grad cycle at Hopkins, but your best bet would be to contact the nurse recruiter in HR and ask about the new grad application process. I have a few friends and classmates who graduated in May who are working at JHH; some obtained their positions as early as March and they all started working last month. Other than that the jobs are posted on-line but they come and go quickly, often the same day since there is no shortage of applicants. If you are really interested, you need to check the website daily for Nurse Clinician I positions.
If you have an inside connection at JHH, by all means use that. But I found my job the standard way: I watched their job posting web site every day, and applied for every job I thought I was qualified for - always labeled as a Nurse Clinician I position. Just my personal experience, but I think hiring managers want people who can start work in 30 - 45 days. Which means if you don't have a MD or multi-state license you're at a disadvantage.