Where are new grads being hired right now? - page 4

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I would like to get an idea of whats happening with new grads across the country. Where are new grads actually being hired? What are the stats on the new grad programs (how many apply for how many postions, etc.) Please share... Read More


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    Quote from Tinkerbell04
    I think I might have found a hospital that hires new grads, but it is in a desolate area of California. Basically, most people wouldn't consider living in such a place. It is located in the Northern most part of California, near the Oregon border. I started looking for smaller, less urban hospitals a while back, but had no luck. The recruiter was very nice. He spoke with me for about ten minutes, over the phone. He said that I would be trained in their four bed acute care unit, the ED and their skilled nursing facility. I am definitely going to apply. It has been two years since I graduated, and RN positions in the city are hard to get. Start looking at border towns!!
    That's how I got my start. After a couple of years, other doors starting opening up.

    By going rural, you will miss out on some experiences but you will have opportunities that wouldn't present themselves in larger facilities.
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    What's the name of the hospital?
    I'm on the same boat at you are Tinkerbell!

    Quote from Tinkerbell04
    I think I might have found a hospital that hires new grads, but it is in a desolate area of California. Basically, most people wouldn't consider living in such a place. It is located in the Northern most part of California, near the Oregon border. I started looking for smaller, less urban hospitals a while back, but had no luck. The recruiter was very nice. He spoke with me for about ten minutes, over the phone. He said that I would be trained in their four bed acute care unit, the ED and their skilled nursing facility. I am definitely going to apply. It has been two years since I graduated, and RN positions in the city are hard to get. Start looking at border towns!!
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    Where did you first start?


    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    That's how I got my start. After a couple of years, other doors starting opening up.

    By going rural, you will miss out on some experiences but you will have opportunities that wouldn't present themselves in larger facilities.
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    DON'T GIVE UP! i'm from ca (so cal) and have yet to score my first rn job. i graduated 4 YEARS AGO...yes, you read that right--FOUR. i'm not ashamed because i've been doing other productive things. anyway, i applied to a major world-class facility that is super hard to get into in another another state. i openly put "graduated 2008" on my resume and discussed it in my cover letter. there's no way they missed that nugget. never thought i'd even be in the running but they called me for a phone screen! now a phone screen isn't an interview and i have to wait like a week or two to see if i made it to the next round. but even if i didn't, the fact that they called at all is awesome. yes, you might have graduated a long time ago, but i urge you to consider other places because you never know unless you apply. good luck to all of us!!!
    Last edit by hollarz on Sep 6, '12 : Reason: simple edit
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    Good luck Hollarz! Applesncherries, I will pm you the info. This place is in the middle of no man's land.
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    Quote from Tinkerbell04
    I think I might have found a hospital that hires new grads, but it is in a desolate area of California. Basically, most people wouldn't consider living in such a place. It is located in the Northern most part of California, near the Oregon border.
    Haha yeah sounds terrible (insert sarcasm). Basically, many people love far north California.
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    Someone early asked about Philadelphia. Same here. lots of jobs but want 1-3 years experience. ADN nurses end up in LTC and home care, BSN some can get hospitals if they have experience in the hospital or know someone.
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    So It appears to me the difficult NewGrad situation is getting progressively worst as time goes by. This is disturbing to me because there is a reality gap here that no one is addressing. One a side NewGrads are struggling with unimaginable hardship and on the other students flock to nursing schools at the sweet melody of "The endless nursing shortage tune". This stark contrast which involves so much suffering and hardship for new nurses and a stable and healthy school enrollment for nursing students just doesn't make sense. At the end of the day schools are living a good life on federal and private loans and students foot the bill without getting anything in return other then spend time and money looking for jobs that aren't there and updating their licences. Why is this "nursing shortage" fable lasting so long. We've been into this since 2008 so we're going into the 5th year with no end in sight. I understand times are hard and nursing is not the only job market that is affected and no one can predict the future or control the course of the economy. I don't think is fair for a group of people to benefit from other's misfortunes. Nursing schools should expose the reality of the job market for new grads but they don't appear to be doing that since at least to my knowledge nursing schools enrollment have not gone down. I hear of people still waiting 3 years to get placement. If nursing is in such short demand in 2012 why we still produce nurses as if it was 2007? If the nursing shortage is real then why we are not getting any jobs? Hospitals are making record profits so why aren't more nurses being trained?
    Last edit by marcos9999 on Sep 23, '12
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    Why is Stanford using travel nurses if they have so many applicants>>> Are these replacement workers for a looming strike>??? I am responding to vwgirll2's post
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    Omaha, Nebraska. Graduated in Decemeber and got a job at a large hospital in Oncology fairly quickly. In my orientation class there were three new grads from Co... I guess the job market for new grads is better in Nebraska.


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