There are a few hospitals in the portland area that have new grad programs. However, jobs in portland are hard to come by right now even if you have experience. If you're willing to travel, Salem hospital has a nurse residency program for summer 2009 that they were hiring for a week ago. They also will just hire new grads into specific units if that is where you had your senior preceptorship.
Legacy Health System also has new grad internships, however due to the economic situation right now, they are unable to hire for summer internships. Their website says they will be hiring new grads again in the fall.
OHSU has a few new grad nurse programs, however they are on a hiring freeze right now. Just check their career site periodically to search for jobs.
Providence Health System will also hire new grads, however they aren't doing much hiring right now either.
Lastly if you're willing to travel north to Vancouver, Southwest Washington Medical Center hires new grads as well. They have many positions that will accect applications from new grads, and they also have three new grad programs: ER, ICU, and Perioperative nursing internships. Southwest however, doesn't state when they are hiring for internships, so you just have to keep up with the jobs posted on their website. I hope this helps, good luck :wink2:
So, are you in the portland area already looking for a job, or are you from out of town? Have you graduated already? I wish you the best of luck
If you have any other questions or want to know more specifics don't hesitate to ask!