Hello all! I was just wondering what the job market is like back in RI.
I currently live in the Pacific NW and am applying to ABSN programs back in southern New England, preferable Rhode Island (where I am from). I am applying to Quinnipiac, Rhode Island College, Curry, and maybe a couple other programs. Ive volunteered and shadowed nurses and all that, and am sure I want to work as a nurse (in Hospice or Psychiatric, ultimately).
BUT, it is a huge investment both time wise and $ wise and you hear horror stories about the job market. Most of which says you need a BSN to get that first job, and even then, it aint a sure thing like it used to be.
I'd really appreciate some feedback from recent grads (esp. grads of ABSN/2nd degree programs) about your experience in landing that all important first job.
Thanks so much!
Sep 10, '15
Our Lady Fatima in North Providence is hiring regularly new grads as well. If you want psych we have 3 units dedicated to psych.
Sep 10, '15
Oh and to answer your other question you don't need a BSN, it's always preferred, but I know nurses here that went to a nurse diploma program and we're hired. Network yourself try to meet some people that already work in the hospital you want to work for and it will go a long way.