I'm a nursing student who is graduating with my ASN in May. I found out recently that my employer who I've been loyal to for 5 years will not hire a new grad with an ASN degree (but they did welcome me to re-apply with a years experience). So I'm off to look elsewhere. As we all know, the job market is brutal in Boston. My husband is not willing to move to another area of the country until I've exhausted all my opportunities here in eastern Mass.
I've talked to a few friends who have been in the field for a couple of years, and they've had some great suggestions for me. One got her start in a dialysis center. Another worked at Kindred, which owns rehab hospitals and nursing homes all around the area. My friend had a decent experience at her location, and while she said it was a lot of work, she did learn a lot and is now able to get a job anywhere she wants. But on these message boards, I can't find ANY positive posts about Kindred. Is it really a bad company to work for? I don't want to hold out for a position at one of the big Boston hospitals (which is unlikely with my ASN) if I can more easily find a job short-term in a dialysis center or rehab hospital. Isn't this what our instructors meant by not being picky?
They hire anyone with breath.
Google them, there are 100's of jobs throughout MA. And more added daily. They fully train you though, so if you can do 6 months to one year, you are good to go. But they are brutal.
Last edit by Chin up on Apr 2, '11
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