I'm in my last year of my associates degree for my RN in California (San Diego) and am starting to look at the job market out of state since we're both tired of So Cal and love the PacNW.
My husband and I are hoping to make a move up to Portland but I've been hearing that it's suffering from the same kind of job market we have here in San Diego...lots of nurses, lots of openings but not enough experienced nurses to fill vacancies, lots of competition.
I'll be jumping into a BSN program as soon as I graduate (already have my BA) but am not sure about opportunities such as registry or long term care just to get some experience before applying to a hospital (though I hear OHSU has a new-grad program for BSN RN's)
Any suggestions as far as employers
to consider, routes that would lead to a hospital position or additional certifications to consider to increase my marketability as a new grad would be VERY much appreciated!!