The New Grads I know in MA got jobs in the following areas:
Pediatric office (two RNs)
Methadone Clinic (one RN)
Detox facility (three RNs and two LPNs)
"Adult Day Care" (LPN)
Home Health (one RN and one LPN)
Something they all had in common is that they applied for hospital jobs knowing their chances were slimmer, but graciously accepted whatever offers came their way and made the best of it. Times are tough. It sucks and all we can do is pray for change.
I'm in Southeasten MA. I used to work at the Detox facility I mentioned. My manager actively sought new grads because she felt they were eager and easy to train (we also didn't pay much). One of the new RNs put in her time and got a job on the detox unit of the local VA hospital. Now she's making twice as much and has more opportunity to transfer.
Notice none of these are hospitals? My hope is that everyone finds that dream hospital job, but any nursing experience is better than no nursing experience!
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Why is it I read on here about "lots" of nurses unable to find a job. I have several openings and not a good resume' in the bunch. Any Ideas?
We have openings for nurses too and we haven't had all that many applicants. almost none have appeared to put any work into their résumé/cover letter. Jobs are out there!
Last edit by BostonFNP on Jan 19, '13