Job prospects - Cincinnati, OH area

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    Hi all,
    I am beginning the College of Mount St. Joseph's program in May 2012 which issues you a generic MSN upon completion (I will not be an advanced-practicing nurse; they issue the Masters of Science because the classes are of a higher-level than a traditional BSN program but I will still need to go back and get my certification to become an NP). I was wondering if anyone had any exposure to the job market for these types of graduates? I know it is competitive because of the abundance of nursing schools around here, but I also know that hospitals are really trying to require the BSN over the ADN / RN certification (I spoke to several nursing recruiters on this when making my decision between Christ College of Nursing or a second-degree).

    Anyway, any insight at all would be great. I plan on at least volunteering in a hospital or ideally working as an aide, but the program that I am in is VERY accelerated so my work-time will be limited unfortuantely. I do have previous professional work experience however in a completely unrelated field.

    I would so appreciate any tips / suggestions / experiences you can provide. Thank you in advance

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    Quote from adamske2
    Hi all,
    I am beginning the College of Mount St. Joseph's program in May 2012 which issues you a generic MSN upon completion (I will not be an advanced-practicing nurse; they issue the Masters of Science because the classes are of a higher-level than a traditional BSN program but I will still need to go back and get my certification to become an NP). I was wondering if anyone had any exposure to the job market for these types of graduates? I know it is competitive because of the abundance of nursing schools around here, but I also know that hospitals are really trying to require the BSN over the ADN / RN certification (I spoke to several nursing recruiters on this when making my decision between Christ College of Nursing or a second-degree).

    Anyway, any insight at all would be great. I plan on at least volunteering in a hospital or ideally working as an aide, but the program that I am in is VERY accelerated so my work-time will be limited unfortuantely. I do have previous professional work experience however in a completely unrelated field.

    I would so appreciate any tips / suggestions / experiences you can provide. Thank you in advance
    Hello!!!! I just had my interview for them yesterday! Im hoping to get accepeted to the program as well. They are looking to accept more people for may 2012 but if not i will be attending fall 2012. Are you from that area?
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    That's great! Good luck! And yes, I am from the Cincinnati area. Are you?
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    I would suggest getting your foot in the door of any hospital you're interested in. Take a PRN position somewhere. Your MSN is great, but it doesn't negate the fact that you'll still be a new grad with no nursing experience. Hope this helps!
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    Well, I can tell you that I have a MSN and 12 years experience and can't even get an interview at any of the local hospitals here in Cincy...... I'm not sure what the trick is to getting a call from HR, but obviously, I don't know it
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    Hey so I work at UC Health and have co workers that graduated from the MSN program from MSJ. I would suggest trying to be a part time PCA at one of the local hospitals to get your foot in the door.

    As for BSN/RN (I have my BSN) it only really matters if you want to apply to work at Christ Hospital. They're Magnet and want BSNs. From what I hear, Children's wants BSNs as well.

    I went to school out of state (I'm originally from Cincinnati) and had no connections/networking connections whatsoever when I moved back home. But I did have work experience as a PCA and an externship before I graduated.

    Good luck!!
    Last edit by ILOVEnrsg2 on Mar 23, '12 : Reason: adding more


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