Columbus Ohio=no new grad rn jobs - page 2

I'm a new grad RN( just passed boards a couple weeks ago). I went to school at Xavier University-graduated with my BSN in may, and relocated back to the columbus area.....one problem.....there is no... Read More

  1. Visit  sparklie.lady profile page
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    True, Cleveland Clinic is not the end-all of nursing But, the system is the largest employer of nurses. UH is the second largest. If those two aren't hiring, it makes a huge dent in the number of total available nursing positions. Not saying that an LTC or LTAC isn't worthy at all....just that there are now so many more people trying for those positions. It's not pretty.
  2. Visit  Blondenurse83 profile page
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    Ohio is tough right now, just like everywhere else I had to work at a SNF for a year and a half to get experience to get into a hospital. Good luck with your search!!
  3. Visit  leaBSN profile page
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    Thanks everyone for the good luck wishes, I hope they will pay off :-)
  4. Visit  madwife2002 profile page
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    DaVita in Ohio are training new nurses how to be hemodialysis RN's check out their website
  5. Visit  aehart profile page
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    I know that Mercy Medical and Aultman in Canton are hiring new grads. I know its about two hours from Columbus, but it's not a bad place to live and the hospitals are decent. Then you have Akron that has three major hospital systems right there (though i know Akron General is probably not the best bet). The jobs are there, but relocating might just have to be an option to get some experience.
  6. Visit  aprmayjunegirl profile page
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    I am a LPN that just graduated with my RN last August. It has taken me until now to just get my foot in the door for a hospital, and as an LPN I'm not from Ohio and had travel and hospital experience. I also worked for a subacute/high acquity LTAC. Right now there are tons of jobs at OSU, someone told me that when you do the online application click that you at least have 1yr exp or it kicks the application out. Also check out Regency Hospital or Select Speciality Hospital. They will help you get your yr exp and get a foot in the door and offer good training even up to learning how to put in PICC lines. It does help to know someone, but just keep trying. Another idea is possibly trying Adena Hosp in Chillocothe I did my clinical there it's a 30 minute drive but it's a really nice hospital now as big as the Columbus ones but again exp it what you need, and year should do it. Good luck!
  7. Visit  foreverLaur profile page
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    I have heard you cannot get into OSU unless you know someone or graduated from their program. I applied to 7-10 jobs a month for 4 years and my applications got rejected instantly every time. I finally became good friends with a girl that worked there, put down her name on my application, had her mention me to her nurse manager, and BAM. Hired. Mind you this is a PCA position (I am a nursing student in Columbus) but it really is about WHO you know. Keep trying to network! I got my first health care job every because of two nurses I served while a waitress!
  8. Visit  freetofly profile page
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    I had the same problem in Columbus 3 years ago. I looked and looked for a year before moving in Dayton. There are not nearly as many jobs now as there were then but it might be worth a try. Good luck!
  9. Visit  badtz_maru profile page
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    Quote from aehart
    I know that Mercy Medical and Aultman in Canton are hiring new grads. I know its about two hours from Columbus, but it's not a bad place to live and the hospitals are decent. Then you have Akron that has three major hospital systems right there (though i know Akron General is probably not the best bet). The jobs are there, but relocating might just have to be an option to get some experience.
    Bolded for emphasis!

    Very true. Good luck OP.
  10. Visit  illidan01 profile page
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    I have been at it for 14 months and can't get a job in a hospital. There is nothing I haven't tried and no place I haven't applied. It has to be over 250 applications to every hospital, LTC, etc. I even know the director of nursing at OSU and they can't help me. Ohio is great palce for education but awful for new grads. If you can move then do it. Best of luck to you.
  11. Visit  foreverLaur profile page
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    Quote from illidan01
    I have been at it for 14 months and can't get a job in a hospital. There is nothing I haven't tried and no place I haven't applied. It has to be over 250 applications to every hospital, LTC, etc. I even know the director of nursing at OSU and they can't help me. Ohio is great palce for education but awful for new grads. If you can move then do it. Best of luck to you.
    What program did you graduate from?? I know a lot of people that graduated from Columbus area schools in May and they all have jobs in Columbus now.
  12. Visit  NENE RN profile page
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    I was counting emails today, 27 job applications...way less than 250. I am at the beginning of my search. I don't think that I can move to Akron because I would need the funds to do so. I am still applying at my current hospital for nursing positions and at the other local hospitals in Columbus and surrounding areas. I think that I am thinking more about finding a job than my passing boards. Good Luck to those of us looking for jobs.
  13. Visit  imsarawithnoh profile page
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    I'm in the same boat, as well. The summer after graduation, I sent out resumes throughout Central Ohio to no avail. I then had my resume professionally written. Still nothing. Hopefully, the fact that I have been pursuing my BSN and on track to graduate in March will start to help.

    My question is, how should I handle the additional stress from family (incl. MSN mother-in-law) who don't understand that there's very little opportunity for new grad RNs, at this time? Additionally, they can't understand that job seeking etiquette has changed; that calling over and over is a nuisance and not the sign of an enthusiastic candidate.

    I wouldn't wish this stress on anyone, but it's nice to know I'm not alone.
    Thanks for listening to my rant.
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