how to work in Massachussetts

  1. 0 Hi I'm a RN from MAryland,,do you know what I have to do to be able to work in Massachussetts.how is the job market out there for new grads?? I feel so discouraged not being able to find the job in the hospital..thanks
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  3. Visit  kit2323 profile page
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    I'm a RN from Ohio, may be moving to Boston soon. I, too, am wondering if anyone can shed some light on how the new grads job market is doing these days in Boston and surrounding areas. Thanks!
  4. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Would suggest you have a bit of a read in this forum as there are several posts regarding the difficulty finding work especially a new grad.
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  5. Visit  kit2323 profile page
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    Silverdragon102,
    Thank you for your suggestion. However, I have already spent hours reading through the posts in this forum and of the like, so I'm already a few step ahead of you on that one. I am asking those in the area to see how things are now, a lot of what I read through was from 2008 and 2009. The economy is not a night and day fix so I am curious how it is most recently. Have you ever worked in the area, before UK/Canada? If so, then my question does actually apply to you.. I'm wondering how the market is these days, as in past couple of months. Recently.
    Thank you for you time and thoughts
  6. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from kit2323
    Silverdragon102,
    Thank you for your suggestion. However, I have already spent hours reading through the posts in this forum and of the like, so I'm already a few step ahead of you on that one. I am asking those in the area to see how things are now, a lot of what I read through was from 2008 and 2009. The economy is not a night and day fix so I am curious how it is most recently. Have you ever worked in the area, before UK/Canada? If so, then my question does actually apply to you.. I'm wondering how the market is these days, as in past couple of months. Recently.
    Thank you for you time and thoughts
    Couple of threads that are recent and post about difficulties for new grads in Boston
    boston nurses--what makes boston a great place for nurses? - Nursing for Nurses
    Hiring in Mass - Nursing for Nurses
    moving to Boston - Nursing for Nurses
    anyone else a new grad nurse from spring 2009 and no job? - Nursing for Nurses
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  7. Visit  kit2323 profile page
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    Thanks for the links Silverdragon102! I hadn't seen one of them, so it was helpful. Do you have any suggestions of work outside of hospitals that would a decent start at getting experience?
  8. Visit  Ginger's Mom profile page
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    I work in Boston, not only are there no jobs, many places are laying off or even closing hospitals. Most hospitals in Boston are union hospitals meaning the last one hired is the first to be let go. Some places are looking to cut nursing pay.

    New grads are working in nursing homes if they are lucky. New grad pay is about $25/hr + diff. The cost of living is high.
  9. Visit  kit2323 profile page
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    Thanks MedSurg32RN. Does this apply to the surround areas? Cambridge, Somerville, etc.? Or are these places considered "Boston"?
  10. Visit  NeoPediRN profile page
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    There are no jobs anywhere in MA. Not Boston, not metro Boston, not central or western MA. No hospital jobs, no hursing home jobs, no outpatient jobs. Anywhere. At all. Hope this clears up any confusion. There haven't been jobs in MA for new grads in almost three years, and it's very difficult for experienced nurses to find a decent position. Nothing has changed a single iota since any of those posts were made, regardless of the date they were posted.
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  11. Visit  Ginger's Mom profile page
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    Quote from kit2323
    Thanks MedSurg32RN. Does this apply to the surround areas? Cambridge, Somerville, etc.? Or are these places considered "Boston"?
    Yes I live in the suburbs and that is where many hospitals are about to close.....Cambridge and Somerville are considered a Boston Hospital.

    I agree with the other poster, there are no jobs and even working in a SNF, jobs are few and very competitive.
  12. Visit  PediLove2147 profile page
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    Quote from SarahBeth
    There are no jobs anywhere in MA. Not Boston, not metro Boston, not central or western MA. No hospital jobs, no hursing home jobs, no outpatient jobs. Anywhere. At all. Hope this clears up any confusion. There haven't been jobs in MA for new grads in almost three years, and it's very difficult for experienced nurses to find a decent position. Nothing has changed a single iota since any of those posts were made, regardless of the date they were posted.
    You are completely right but I don't think you needed to be so harsh.
  13. Visit  GuatericanNurse profile page
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    May 2009 new grad here!! As a CNA in a major boston hospital, even I am having difficulties getting a job.....

    I have been looking at Rhode Island and NH for a couple months now.
    I don't have a clue why any new grad would want to move to Boston at this time, unless they were looking for jobs in nursing homes/rehabs. But even THOSE places expect 1-2 yrs med-surg experience! Don't bother moving to boston unless you have your BSN and you have AT LEAST 1 year experience in an acute care setting...

    I don't mean to be so discouraging, but it is the saddd reality of things here....
  14. Visit  kfarinato profile page
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    I have worked in a community hospital 15 miles north of Boston for 6 years. When I graduated from NS in Dec 2009, I had hoped that there may be a job for me by June or so. No such luck! Not only are they not hiring new grads- they are going to be laying off 75 -100 employees in the next 5 weeks. They are getting rid of the CNA's that are graduating NS too. I will be included in this new policy. It stinks and I am so upset about it. I love my hospital but I guess my loyalty means nothing.

    I am lucky though to have a per diem RN position at a Nursing home in Somerville, but the pay is on the low end and it is not what I thought I'd be doing as a new grad.

    I hat to admit it, but at this moment nursing school was the biggest mistake of my life. My credit went down the drain, I can't afford health insurance (but I make too much to get state aid) and I have no money.


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