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Don't move to Oregon if you're a new grad - page 4

Oregon is so overly saturated with nurses that facilities are just not hiring. There are lots of positions for experienced nurses but nobody is willing to invest the time/money into new grads. There... Read More

  1. Visit  ArmyWife11B profile page
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    You must be looking in the wrong town or wrong hospital. I live in Salem and they're hiring all the time. I know they just hired around 8 or 9 New Grads with BSNs. They have atleast 17+ open positions right now on the website. Recently they've been having the new grads start on the ACE unit... they also will hire new grads on Orthopedics, I heard my nurse manager talking about it the other day.
  2. Visit  uRabbit profile page
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    Quote from ArmyWife11B
    You must be looking in the wrong town or wrong hospital. I live in Salem and they're hiring all the time. I know they just hired around 8 or 9 New Grads with BSNs. They have atleast 17+ open positions right now on the website. Recently they've been having the new grads start on the ACE unit... they also will hire new grads on Orthopedics, I heard my nurse manager talking about it the other day.
    This has been my general take on the market there as well. I have even seen Providence hiring for positions that a new grad would qualify for.

    But it has always been my thought that one should never move right when they get out of college. It is a huge risk, and leaves more room for stress, being outside your familiar element and all, finding housing, etc. It is something that a new grad does not need at the most important time in their career.

    That said, I plan on accumulating at least one year of experience (most likely two) here before moving to Oregon. I will have at least seven years of experience working with DDA by the time I graduate (nine if I am not forced to quit), so I am hoping that that will have some sort of good impact on my resume.
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  3. Visit  Bluee profile page
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    The Portland market has been severely depressed for over two full years now. It has shown a few signs of improvement, but I would still put it on suicide watch!

    The rest of Oregon isn't much better. You can rule out any university town or retirement town (retirement towns just have too many semi-retired RNs)... which is pretty much every town in Oregon!
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  4. Visit  SimplisticRnx profile page
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    Hi ArmyWife. Can you tell me which positions are new grad friendly? I know that the ACE unit are, what about tele? Thank you


    Quote from ArmyWife11B
    You must be looking in the wrong town or wrong hospital. I live in Salem and they're hiring all the time. I know they just hired around 8 or 9 New Grads with BSNs. They have atleast 17+ open positions right now on the website. Recently they've been having the new grads start on the ACE unit... they also will hire new grads on Orthopedics, I heard my nurse manager talking about it the other day.
  5. Visit  ArmyWife11B profile page
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    Quote from SimplisticRnx
    Hi ArmyWife. Can you tell me which positions are new grad friendly? I know that the ACE unit are, what about tele? Thank you

    I know my NM at Salem hospital was telling us she was going to hire some new grads in Orthopedics, and I think there is a position open on the website right now. I would post a link but it says the site is under maintenance.
    One other thing I have noticed, atleast when applying to other CNA positions at the Salem hospital, They ask you questions at the end of the online app and it says "are you blingual/bicultural" I would say always click yes, because in everyone own way we could all be "bicultural" and in those little end questionaires you want to be able to click yes to as many answers as you are able to.
  6. Visit  jimithing112 profile page
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    Quote from CrunchRN
    PA and PT both require graduate degrees and pay more than RN salalry typically.
    PTA, not PT.
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  7. Visit  Colo9740 profile page
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    I know Salem had a huge group of new grads hired end of July. I think there were 36 critical care openings ( Ed,neuro trauma,cvcu, icu,imcu) as well as a large group in med/surg and mother baby. I think there was also a batch back in feb so they defiantly have had opening Good Luck
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  8. Visit  79Tango profile page
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    I know for a fact that the Portland VA is hiring Procedure RN and Pacu RN contractors right now.. They do require 1-year of experience though. If anyone is interested, let me know and Ill send you the recruiter info.
  9. Visit  OK Nurse profile page
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    Salem Hospital opened up New Grad program.. closes Oct 10th! Good luck.
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Oct 6, '11 : Reason: Please do not post link to personal blog


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