New RN.. Where to get work with no experience

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    Does anyone have any ideas on where I should start out as a new RN? I live in Boston and most hosptials want someone with experience and bachelors degree. I only have my associates.

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    Try the rehab hospitals, community hospitals and nursing homes. Community hospitals will post positions with "BSN preferred" vs. "BSN required" which gives them wiggle room. Spaulding Rehab in boston/cambridge also hires RN's with ASN's and has a great tuition-remission program if you decide to go back for your Bachelors.
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    Thank you for they great info.. Spaulding sounds good.. I will definitely check all of them out..
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    I agree to try for the community hospitals... do not expect for a nurse recruiter at any of the big name hospitals (MGH, BWH, BIDMC, BMC, NEMC, etc) to even glance at your resume if you don't have a BSN. Although I hear a lot of the Steward and Partners Hospitals are beginning to require BSN as well. Your chances might be better even farther outside the city... where do you live?
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    I live in Boston.. I have been looking on a lot of sites for jobs, but so far no luck
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    Yeah, I got that... I meant what part. Community hospitals where I would suggest someone who lives in Allston/Brighton look are not the same as the hospitals I'd suggest someone who lives in Dorchester/JP/Hyde Park look.
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    Have you looked at Carney Hospital, Quincy Medical Center, Good Samaritan in Brockton, Brockton Hospital or Faulker in JP? Carney, Quincy and Good Sam are all Steward Hospitals and I've not heard the greatest things about that for-profit system that overhauled all the Caritas Hospitals, but if you're desperate for experience, maybe try there? Faulker is owned by Brigham so I'm not sure if that affects whether or not they hire ADN grads. If you have any interest in peds, you could also look at Franciscan's.
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    KelRN215,Thank you for all the great info..
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    How much for spaulding's tuition-remission? do they cover MSN programs?

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