Dreaming of a nursing career in a warmer climate...guess what, they're hiring! - page 2

by Starfish2012

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It's gloomy and cold in the Northeast today. I'm about to start prereqs for nursing school and I can't wait for the day when I'm finally a nurse and can go (mostly) anywhere and have a job. (Today's CNN article aside) I just... Read More


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    Quote from x_factor

    In Louisiana. Some areas in Louisiana do have mild difficulty in hiring (New Orleans area may take a while, but New Orleans has struggled since the hurricanes), but further up, especially around the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas, grads are able to find jobs fairly easily.
    We posted at the same time :-) Thank you for the info
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    The CNN article is real......just because the jobs are posted doesn't mean they are hiring new grads. First Year After Nursing Licensure there is no nursing shortage....Google Search Results for nursing shortage esme

    While nursing remains a good profession the days of naming your job are gone...at least for now. The bad economy has affected all job markets. When there are 1000 applicants for 10 new grads positions.....it is a problem.

    Praemonitus praemunitus or forewarned is forearmed I wish you the best on your nursing journey.
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    Quote from elkpark

    It's a great town. Retiring there (with plenty of $$$) is great. Trying to be a regular working person there is not. The lower islands are extremely expensive, which means a long commute from affordable housing to a job in Key West (my parents lived in the Keys for a number of years).
    Oh trust me I've already researched the housing prices and cost of living. If I keep on tract I can sell some property that I have now and buy down there. I fell in love with Key West. How long did you live there?

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    Quote from DoeRN
    Oh trust me I've already researched the housing prices and cost of living. If I keep on tract I can sell some property that I have now and buy down there. I fell in love with Key West. How long did you live there?
    I never did -- my parents lived there for several years, and I used to visit for a few weeks at a time. They didn't live in Key West, they lived a few islands north (Cudjoe Key). I preferred the less developed and commercialized islands to Key West itself (but did enjoy the restaurants and music in the city).
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    Quote from elkpark

    I never did -- my parents lived there for several years, and I used to visit for a few weeks at a time. They didn't live in Key West, they lived a few islands north (Cudjoe Key). I preferred the less developed and commercialized islands to Key West itself (but did enjoy the restaurants and music in the city).
    I'm taking my mother there for her 60th birthday and I have a feeling she is going to accidentally miss the plane.

    OP if you do get a job there keep me posted.

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    Quote from Esme12
    The CNN article is real......just because the jobs are posted doesn't mean they are hiring new grads. First Year After Nursing Licensure there is no nursing shortage....Google Search Results for nursing shortage esme

    While nursing remains a good profession the days of naming your job are gone...at least for now. The bad economy has affected all job markets. When there are 1000 applicants for 10 new grads positions.....it is a problem.

    Praemonitus praemunitus or forewarned is forearmed I wish you the best on your nursing journey.
    I wasn't going by job listings. I was going by the multiple people I know that have graduated recently. One of my best friends just graduated her RN program in December, and had a job lined up prior to graduation, pending her NCLEX. I'm not denying there is a job shortage for nurses in certain area's. I'm just saying it's not in every area.

    Just like I've seen posts from California about how it's impossible to get a job as a CNA there. I'm a CNA and in my area CNA jobs are not difficult to obtain. I landed a job in a hospital at the beginning of my fall semester last year, with zero healthcare experience, and my last place of employment was as a cashier at a grocery store. It wasn't an issue, and I was hired the same day as my interview on a busy medsurg unit.

    As I said, I'm not denying there is difficulty in obtaining jobs for new grads in some area's. It's just not an issue for the entire country as a whole, it really does depend on your location.
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    Oops, sorry Esme, reading back now I realize you may have been referring to the OP's post that listed the job offerings. Sorry about that.


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