new grad jobs in Oregon?

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    I am graduating in May with my BSN and am looking for places to re-locate. Is Oregon hiring new grads and if so where/what areas of nursing? I dont really know much about Oregon, but I am very outdoorsy and would love to be able to ski, bike, and climb in my free time. Any suggestions for places that would be good for me to check out? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! thanks!
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    New grad jobs in the Portland are very hard to find in hospital settings. The rest of the state does not seem to be any better. I would try and gain 1 year experience before moving to Oregon if you can. In the Portland area there are 5-6 BSN schools and 4-5 ADN programs graduating around 900 new grads a year, since many aren't getting jobs there is a huge pool of new grads and not many hospitals willing to spend the $30-60K to train them. One new grad position my wife is applying to has 360 applicants for 4 openings which seems to be normal right now. Pretty much sucks =(.
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    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.
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    Well they make it sound completely desolate maybe it is in Portland...I'm in Ashland small town a branch of OHSU. There are 3 hospitals within 15 minutes Prov and RMC are larger. I believe they have new grad orientation programs. I will likely be moving because the Loan repayment program I'll likely be going through (IHS) will have me in AZ, MT, NM. Well there are more but those are the only ones I would consider...Why do you want to come to Oregon? I LOVE this state and I've lived all over it from the coast to Portland to southern Oregon. I would say avoid eastern Oregon if you want a semi-city life. Portland is fun but busy traffic YUK... Eugene and Salem are the second largest. Bend is pretty and it snows. I love ashland like I said it's small but sunny almost everyday and semi-liberal (laid back hippy yuppies). Uh what area do you want to practice in...Med surg? Mental health, community health, public? Well I'll give you the skinny just fill me in some more... Oh check out River Bend in Eugene it's a brand new facility and it's large. K good luck lady
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    Ideally I would love to start on a cardiac step down unit, but I'm fine with working med/surg or really anything in a hospital. Basically there are NO hospital jobs where I'm from and so I want to move and I've heard good things about Oregon. I dont necessarily need to be in a big city, but being within a few hours of one would be nice. Basically I love to be outdoors and have heard really good things about Bend, any other places similar?
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    You may check into RVMC for cardiac step down or whatever job is open http://www.asante.org/ or look through Providence in Medford Oregon. Best of Luck
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    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.
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    Check out the VA they have great benefits there is a stepdown position available in NM if your looking in Oregon the only large hospital is in Portland and it's a magnet hospital but again very competitive. Oregon has positions open at White City near medford but it is not a hospital more of a ED that is not such high acuity although you get some crazy things. Also roseburg is a large Oregon facility and they will likely be building a larger facility in Eugene soon. Don't give up! Through IHS there is a clinic in Salem in need of help and they pay loans off... other than that I am unsure but I will keep you updated as I am keeping my options open.
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    Quote from Pablodog
    Check out the VA they have great benefits there is a stepdown position available in NM if your looking in Oregon the only large hospital is in Portland and it's a magnet hospital but again very competitive. Oregon has positions open at White City near medford but it is not a hospital more of a ED that is not such high acuity although you get some crazy things. Also roseburg is a large Oregon facility and they will likely be building a larger facility in Eugene soon. Don't give up! Through IHS there is a clinic in Salem in need of help and they pay loans off... other than that I am unsure but I will keep you updated as I am keeping my options open.
    the step down position wants 2-3 years experience. did you find something specifically for new grads? also please tell me more about IHS.. thanks.
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    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.
    They are going to cost more than Apollo! Their program is 9 terms long and it is 50K for the program. Which is a little over 6K less if you do Apollo's LPN and than bridge program to get your RN.
    I am currently attending Apollo in Portland, OR and one of my classmates is going to transfer to ITT. He will be in the first cohort. He said ITT is planning to recruit people in their ADN program every 3 months.


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