Quote from OregonBSN
barleynhops is dead right and he's a smart guy... There are pretty much NO jobs here for new grads. There are 6 BSN programs and 6 ADN programs in the area. BSNs are having a little edge, but there are still about 900 of them a year looking for positions. Of my graduating class in December, maybe 10 of us have full time jobs. Like BnH said, if you have a year or more experience, you will have much better luck finding a job in the area.
And I just heard today that they have added yet another nursing school to the already flooded area. ITT will now have 110 spots in their nursing program and cost as much as Apollo to attend. We don't need any more new grads in this market, this seems very irresponsible to add more.
These posters are correct, there are no new grad jobs here, and thousands of unemployed new grads from this year, last year, the year before even, NOT working yet!! please look elsewhere. and don;t listen to experienced nurses who have been working for even just a few years. they have no idea what the current market is like. they got thier jobs much easier than we will get ours, because the market was better when they were hired. Its a supply and demand situation and new grad nurses are not in demand right now, and there is a huge supply=we have no work. on the flip side, I also heard that older nurses are starting to let their licenses lapse, so that means a year from now, things might be a little better. we'll see, but I am applying outside the area right now.