The New Grad situation today

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    Wondering if new grads are starting to get hired again. How long will this "non nursing shortage" last. I also wonder how many new grads went into non nursing areas or quit altogether and went into other professions. I hear about 50% don't get jobs so what are they doing, how long can you wait? Just like to hear some opinions of course no one knows for sure what's going on.

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    I am a new grad/nurse. I am in a monitoring program, so needless to say, I am unemployed (cannot work now). But, I don't know how much different it is than being unemployed without a monitoring program. Anyway, I am volunteering and still doing my same small jobs that I have been doing.

    Am I leaving nursing? I hope not!!! There's a nurse job with my name on it somewhere. When it's time, it will happen.
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    I didn't have any trouble getting a job. My biggest problem was having to decide which job I wanted to accept because I was offered more than one. That being said, there were NO jobs in my area in my last career which is what led me to consider nursing. It has a whole lot to do with where you live. Most people in my graduating class have jobs.
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    I've been out of school nearly 6 months with only 2 interviews so far. Things are tough out here in California... only about 1/3 of my classmates have been hired, several have gone out of state and a few others had hospital connections. Good luck!
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    Quote from wish_me_luck
    I am a new grad/nurse. I am in a monitoring program, so needless to say, I am unemployed (cannot work now). But, I don't know how much different it is than being unemployed without a monitoring program. Anyway, I am volunteering and still doing my same small jobs that I have been doing.

    Am I leaving nursing? I hope not!!! There's a nurse job with my name on it somewhere. When it's time, it will happen.
    Good luck I am in the same situation here but I started working as a caregiver with a company that hires Lvn as well so hopefully they put me in a Lvn account soon....but like u said there is a big job somewhere out there waiting ......we didn't go through all the sleepless and stressful nights for nothing..........
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    Quote from Ntheboat2
    I didn't have any trouble getting a job. My biggest problem was having to decide which job I wanted to accept because I was offered more than one. That being said, there were NO jobs in my area in my last career which is what led me to consider nursing. It has a whole lot to do with where you live. Most people in my graduating class have jobs.
    I am sure dont live in ca
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    Quote from Ntheboat2
    I didn't have any trouble getting a job. My biggest problem was having to decide which job I wanted to accept because I was offered more than one. That being said, there were NO jobs in my area in my last career which is what led me to consider nursing. It has a whole lot to do with where you live. Most people in my graduating class have jobs.
    Sure u don't live in ca
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    I graduated back in May from a school in Massachusetts and just had my first interview with subsequent offer. A few of my classmates started jobs right after graduation, but most of the jobs were out-of-state. In late summer, a few classmates started to get jobs in Mass. I'd say a good chunk of my classmates are still looking for jobs at this time. It does seem like the market is opening up a little!
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    I think it also really depends on where you are looking. Busy metropolitan areas and level I traumas are always tight for new grads because they want/ need experienced nurses. With most of these areas you usually get in by having connections or applying to new grad orientation programs etc.
    On the other hand, I am not yet graduated (I graduate in December from a BSN program) and I have a job lined up that I start in January in the ED (18 week orientation) at a smaller hospital near my university!
    I think some of the biggest determinants are location, location, location- and maybe your connections you may have (for new grads anyway)!
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    All you gotta do is move to the greatest state of the 50 - Michigan. I had 2 jobs waiting for me when I got out of school and even now at my hospital and many others, there are maybe 40 openings online many of which will take new grads. Just bring your coat and snowboard


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