Update Thread for New Grads Looking for Jobs in MA

  1. Hi all. I thought it would be nice to have an update thread for new grads that will be looking for jobs in MA. I'd like to see how everybody's progress is going. I am currently still looking for a job....MGH had an update on the new grad program..so I thought I'd give it a try and apply. How is everyone else doing?
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  3. by   oualie20
    still looking...starting to think this was NOT a good career move
    oualie
  4. by   DolphinRN84
    my thoughts exactly!!! but hopefully we find something good...
  5. by   DolphinRN84
    Update: Was called for a couple of interviews today! Have an interview at the VA in West Roxbury next week, and another interview at the Boston Public Health Commission Methdone Clinic in a couple of weeks (though something I'm not really interested in doing...:uhoh21: ). Hopefully it works out...
    Last edit by DolphinRN84 on Oct 5, '06
  6. by   oualie20
    Hey Lena:

    Congrats and good luck...remember to dress professionally...have questions ready to ask !!!!!!!!!!! Let us know how it goes :wink2:
  7. by   DolphinRN84
    Thanks oualie20 Hope your job searching is going ok. I'll definitely let you know how it goes!
  8. by   NRSNFL
    Ladies...this absolutely blows my mind that you are having the difficulty you are. I am just starting nursing school this spring, but based upon your difficulty, have opted to pursue an earn as you learn program that will get me with a hospital for 2 years after I graduate. I figure I will gain the experience and do an internship in where I want to specialize and then move up to New England and make the real money. I wish you both the best of luck
  9. by   PebsRN
    Good luck Lena. I hope it works out for you. I have an interview at BI tommorrow. I'm excited and I'm expecting an offer from Union Hospital, which I think has a great new grad program. Im hoping one of the two works out for me. Again I wish you the best of luck.
  10. by   DDRN4me
    Is everyone looking only inside the city??? there are advertisements for several hospitals north of boston (lowell, north shore etc?) i know you may not make the big bucks right away but it will still give you great experience!
  11. by   DolphinRN84
    Thanks guys Pebely- good luck with your interview at BI today I did reapply there so maybe I'll here something back later. Wishing you guys luck on the job search.
  12. by   KMS4
    Reading this post is somewhat scaring me!!
    A lot of the students in my program were offered jobs in their internship before they even graduated. And their jobs are being held until they pass the NCLEX. I haven't heard of anyone I know who graduated from a nursing program having such a difficult time. What field are you pursuing?
  13. by   DolphinRN84
    I'm looking into working a medical/surgical floor. I don't know what to specialize in yet..but most likely ICU after doing med/surg for a few years. I've been applying for jobs since February!!! And this is while I was in my last semester of nursing school. I did my internship at St. Elizabeth's in the Emergency Department. I believe they don't take new grads since most of them prefer RN's with at least 1 year of med/surg experience. Anyways...the ED is a little too fast paced for me..though you do get to see a lot. I learned a lot in my internship. I've been applying to MGH, Brigham (near impossible to get a job there unless you work there as an aide or know someone), and most of the Boston hospitals. I really want to work at MGH, and I did apply to the new grad program...so I'm hoping to hear back from them soon...since I already passed my boards and such. Yeah...I don't know why it's so difficult...I went to school in Amherst but am from around this area....so probably if I had gone to school in Boston I probably would have had better luck finding a job by now..*sigh*
  14. by   KMS4
    I'm in school at Umass Amherst now hoping for a position in Boston. I would love to be able to work in an ED, although seems highly unlikely. I'll probably end up doing med/surg bc I plan on going to grad school in Fall of '08.

    I just hope it's not this hard for me either. Good luck and hope you hear soon!

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