Columbus Ohio=no new grad rn jobs - page 3

by leaBSN 25,102 Views | 45 Comments

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 new grad rn jobs I started... Read More


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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!
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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.
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    Very true. Good luck OP.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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    CCF hiring New GRADS!!!

    25 graduates from my class got into the clinic within the past 3 months!
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    Yes there are new grad positions, but not everyone gets them. You are lucky that you were able to get in to one. I have worked at OSU for 5+ years as a PCA and I can't get a job there, didn't get into the internship program. And that is with having all kinds of connections and experience, but because I don't have my Bachelors and didn't go to OSU I am at the bottom of the barrel.
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    Quote from madwife2002
    DaVita in Ohio are training new nurses how to be hemodialysis RN's check out their website
    If there were new grad positions there aren't any now.
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    Quote from foreverLaur
    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.
    Well they must all be really lucky that they were able to find jobs because I am having no luck.


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