Teaching hospital vs regular hospital for new grad?

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    Hi all,

    I will graduating in May with my BSN and will be looking for a job in Maryland (baltimore, bowie, laurel, silver spring, and anne arundel area). I really want the best learning transition from student to nurse. Should I focus primarily on teaching hospitals? Or will I be able to make a smooth transition in a regular hospital? And this may be a dumb question but are teaching hospitals the only hospitals that have new grad nurse residency programs?


    thanks
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    No offense but at this point in time it doesn't matter. New grad jobs are hard to find. Gone are the days where a new nurse could pick and choose where to work. Apply to both and hope for the best. I would say a teaching hospital but go with the one that is actually hiring new grads and make sure you have a leg up on the other people applying for the position.

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    If you're fortunate enough to make a choice, choose an academic center. Mostly, though, you just need to get hired anywhere at this point.

    A long program of orientation/residency/Versant/etc is ideal but the market for new grads hasn't been ideal for over three years.

    Straight up: Take anything you can get.
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    thanks
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    Quote from DoeRN
    No offense but at this point in time it doesn't matter. New grad jobs are hard to find. Gone are the days where a new nurse could pick and choose where to work. Apply to both and hope for the best. I would say a teaching hospital but go with the one that is actually hiring new grads and make sure you have a leg up on the other people applying for the position.

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    lol "leg up" i wish...no health care experience :-(


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