Is the non-hospital job situation any better?

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    Hi everyone,
    I graduated last year with a BSN, couldn't find a job close to home in Boston, and ended up moving out of state of find a hospital nursing job. I've been at my job (My position has me doing both a floor and an ICU stepdown) for 8 months now, but really want to move closer to home. I know the hospital nursing situation in Boston has not changed, and that nurses far more experienced than me can't find jobs in hospitals, but do I have any shot at all of finding a non-hospital job? Like an office or a clinic? Or are experienced nurses having trouble finding even those? The job certainly doesn't need to be directly in Boston (suburbs out to Burlington, or Lexington, etc.) is fine - just want to be in the general Boston area to see family and friends. Just wondering what the current situation is for those of us who have a little experience, but aren't seeking hospital positions. Thanks!
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    I think it is. I had no trouble finding a non-hospital job when I wanted to change jobs this year. I do have 5 years of experience though.
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    I am not sure how it was then but there seems to be TONS of jobs for BSN RN's, in and around BOS as well as other parts of the state. Lowly ASN that I am can't find anything
    Start applying I am SURE you can move back to the BOS area and get a kick butt job! Good luck!!!!
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    Thanks for the replies so far. KelRN215, how did you find your job? And chaisaci, where are you seeing these listings? I've been searching indeed.com and am not seeing a whole lot outside of hospital jobs. Are you using a different website? Thanks for the help, and good luck!!
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    Quote from MermaidRN57
    Thanks for the replies so far. KelRN215, how did you find your job? And chaisaci, where are you seeing these listings? I've been searching indeed.com and am not seeing a whole lot outside of hospital jobs. Are you using a different website? Thanks for the help, and good luck!!
    I search a bunch of sites simplyhired is great, career builder, monster, or I google! I have found so many different types of jobs but very few interested in an ASN new grad! Good luck to you I am sure you will find something great
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    Quote from MermaidRN57
    Thanks for the replies so far. KelRN215, how did you find your job? And chaisaci, where are you seeing these listings? I've been searching indeed.com and am not seeing a whole lot outside of hospital jobs. Are you using a different website? Thanks for the help, and good luck!!
    I found my job on craigslist, actually. They have a ton of nursing jobs and smaller employers like to post there because it doesn't cost as much as other sites like monster.
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    I work in an office north of Boston with little experience...found it by word of mouth but it was also on craiglist. Required a few years of experience, but I applied anyway and got lucky. You can also try "simplyhired.com". It's a search engine that searches other search engines, if that makes sense. So it includes all listings from other jobsites as well as hospital, office, and clinic listings among others. Good luck, I do think things are getting better.


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