Where are new grads being hired right now? - page 5

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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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    Looking at border towns is EXCELLENT advice! I would also look into areas where the oil industry is booming (South and West Texas, North Dakota...). I graduated in August, moved out of state to San Antonio and STRUGGLED to find a job. On a whim I started applying to small border towns here in Texas and BAM! Got a job in the field I WANT to work in, and I had my pick of those areas. (I was offered Peds, ER, and NICU.) Yeah- no one who lives in the city wants to move to a smaller border town, but you can do ANYTHING for a year or two so you can get your feet wet. Heck- I have a family in San Antonio but am willing to live down here three nights a week so I can get experience and get a job up where I want to be.
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    hi kristeyk, i do not live in tx but i am willing to relocate! any suggestions on specific hospitals to apply to? feel free to pm me. i appreciate any advice!
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    I work at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in the PICU and there is rolling admissions for new graduates. I was hired with 3 other new grads just for their december '12 cohort. Since summer of last year, there've been 30 new grads hired hospital wide (in ER, PICU, NICU to name a few units).

    The 30 of us meet in a nurse residency class every 6 weeks to support and learn from one another. We will "graduate" together at the end of 18 months together. We take supplemental classes, get certifications for things like PALS, and are lectured by experts in different specialties within the hospital (ex: social work, resp therapy, MD residents, etc). It's a great program for new grads and I'd highly recommend you apply! I moved from California for this job... CHOP is #1 ranked children's hospital in the US!
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    Quote from hapahaole
    I work at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in the PICU and there is rolling admissions for new graduates. I was hired with 3 other new grads just for their december '12 cohort. Since summer of last year, there've been 30 new grads hired hospital wide (in ER, PICU, NICU to name a few units).

    The 30 of us meet in a nurse residency class every 6 weeks to support and learn from one another. We will "graduate" together at the end of 18 months together. We take supplemental classes, get certifications for things like PALS, and are lectured by experts in different specialties within the hospital (ex: social work, resp therapy, MD residents, etc). It's a great program for new grads and I'd highly recommend you apply! I moved from California for this job... CHOP is #1 ranked children's hospital in the US!
    Did you work there as an extern? CHOP was at a job fair I attended and their HR rep said it was almost impossible to get in there as a new grad unless you worked there previously.
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    I did not work as an extern. I was living in San Francisco when I applied and I flew out for the interview. So it is possible to get hired externally!
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    I live in NE Pennsylvania and there are several hospital systems here that are willing to hire new grads - as long as you want to do med surge...in fact most of the new grads from Philly come up here, get their year or two in and then go back....

    in my class of 43 more than 50% of us have been offered jobs...and the other 50% is waiting till after boards to apply...
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    Quote from Twinmom06
    I live in NE Pennsylvania and there are several hospital systems here that are willing to hire new grads - as long as you want to do med surge...in fact most of the new grads from Philly come up here, get their year or two in and then go back....

    in my class of 43 more than 50% of us have been offered jobs...and the other 50% is waiting till after boards to apply...
    @Twinmom06, Which hospital systems will take new grads? I've been applying in NE PA and haven't gotten any hits. I've only gotten hits in central and western PA. I live in CA right now but will relocate (I have a PA license too). My family is in NE PA.
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    Quote from ExPharmaGirl
    @Twinmom06, Which hospital systems will take new grads? I've been applying in NE PA and haven't gotten any hits. I've only gotten hits in central and western PA. I live in CA right now but will relocate (I have a PA license too). My family is in NE PA.
    Geisinger (CMC in Scranton) and Wilkes-Barre General hospital are the two biggest...Moses Taylor has some openings...Geisinger in Danville (the Mother Ship) has openings too...

    Geisinger Health System
    Home - Wilkes-Barre General Hospital
    Moses Taylor Hospital

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    hat part of NE PA is your family from?
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    I'm in Philly - just graduated and passed the boards (yay!!) and there is NOTHING here -- you must have experience! Being that its a very large university-city, and alot of Magnet hospitals, you need a BSN also, so if your from a diploma program (like me) your SOL. I'll have my BS in December, so hopefully then, but you still need experience!
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    hey there.... I'm in Philly, recently graduated and passed my boards, but have a diploma, not a bachelors. Do you have any advice on how to get into CHOP for an interview? Do you have your BSN? I'll have a BS in Nursing in Dec '13. Can you pass along any particular people I could contact about sending my resume? Any advice you have would be great!! Thanks!!!


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