Where are new grads being hired right now? - page 6
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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
- 0Apr 16, '13 by BlueEyedGuyQuote from funfunfun550Stanford is desirable experience for new nurses to get on their resume, but from what I hear they are not the best employer in the area(as far as benefits, salary, etc).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
It costs tens of thousands of dollars to train new nurses, and these nurses tend to move on after a year or two. So travel nurses will keep their costs down.Last edit by BlueEyedGuy on Apr 16, '13 : Reason: added a few words
- 0Apr 20, '13 by lovinmymacWell, from my understanding, there were 14 of us in my class, only 13 passed so far and almost all of us have jobs except about 3 or 4 of us. I'm really not sure. But from I know, most of them got a job in the hospital, and the others in long term care. I am one though that doesn't have a job yet. I have long term care experience but as LPN, not RN. I am a RN now. I have had one interview and that is all. I just don't get why I am not being hired. I need RN experience. There are 2 or 3 that moved out of state and are working in hospitals. I may have to move back home myself.
- 1Apr 20, '13 by ExPharmaGirlQuote from Twinmom06Thanks! My family is in the Lehigh Valley (although I'm looking to move a little farther from the Lehigh Valley). I've repeatedly applied for jobs at all of those hospitals to no avail. I guess I should call someone in HR so they don't automatically throw me out for having an out of state address.
- 0Apr 20, '13 by mhy12784Just some advice for people that are still looking at schools (or want to go back for their bsn)
I HIGHLY suggest going to a school for your BSN that his its own hospital where they hire their new grads.
I went to school @ Stony Brook (ny) and EVERYONE in the BSN program who hands in a resume + cover letter gets at least 2-3 interviews @ the schools hospital (the school is a part of a large tertiary care hospital). The majority of them gets hired @ the hospital
New grad pay for nights is 72.5k and includes a ny state pension (plus ny state benefits which are INCREDIBLE). So if you can find a school that pretty much guarentees you a job like that, you might want to go there instead of somewhere that doesnt
- 0Apr 22, '13 by MissM.RNI agree with mhy12784....that is so awesome for you! I moved out of state for a job too, and not going to lie - it was hard for me and my husband. But I'm an absolutely firm believer that new grads must get floor experience before doing other things like ICU/OR/home health. Take a look at rural hospitals that are somewhat "close" to where you live, like one state over or something like that. There is a really good new grad program at dartmouth hitchcock in NH, but they like to hire their new nurses from a local nursing program they're affiliated with. There is no nursing shortage. Unfortunately that means we have to be creative when it comes to relocation for jobs. I know someone who ended up renting out her house in order to get a job.
- 0May 1, '13 by souraprilDid you apply there when you had your CA license or did you get your PA license and then applied?
Quote from hapahaoleI 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!
- 0May 1, '13 by souraprilso did you apply for the job in TX when you still had CA licence?
Quote from CattacaI made the huge mistake of moving to CA as a new grad...there are basically no jobs here for new grads (those they do exist are CUTTHROAT). I am looking for states that are hiring too...I am 99.9% sure I will be moving to a different state to get my first new grad job. I recently had a couple interviews for positions in TX...one they chose another candidate and I am waiting to hear back from the other.
- 5May 1, '13 by mariahlilyif you want to talk about oblivious nursing schools, honey, look no further than my alma mater. A big-name New York City nursing school. I graduated this past May, was license shortly thereafter, and it has taken me almost exactly a year to find a job (700 resumes emailed/handed out. not kidding).
About a month before I moved out of NYC, I went back to some of my old professors for advice, including one of the program directors of the school. When I told her that I haven't been able to find work, she didn't believe me. She smirked and said "Everyone else has found a job" (not true, of course) "So why aren't you employed yet? Did you take some time off or something?" by that point, I had *only* sent out about 500 resumes, gone to 4 career fairs, and spent about 20 hours physically walking into hospitals to ask about work....but I resisted the urge to strangle her.
I just matter of factly said to her "I started networking and applying to jobs 4 months before I graduated. So, no. I never took any time off." And she just looked down and sputtered "Oh. Oh, I'm sorry...that's--that's too bad."
I spent my entire time in nursing school, speaking with every single one of my professors and preceptors. I would ask them "I really want to get some work experience instead of going straight for my Master's degree. Do you have any advice about how to find work?"
The answers ranged from "Google hospitals" to "find a place that hires new graduates". And there were a few "You're such a great student! You'll definitely find work."
- 0May 5, '13 by iliketosneezeI've been searching for 16 months. I stopped counting at 7 months after applying to over 500 facilities and 3,500 positions( its easily double that now). I can relate. I was told that making dean's list, tutoring and mentoring nursing students, possessing a warm/ easy to get along with attitude...... As well as being a guy would ensure I would be able to get in somewhere......... I'm still filling out applications daily