New Grad RN Positions

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    I live in MA and am graduating RN school in May with an associates degree. Job market is brutal up here. I have heard I have a better shot of getting a new grad job in RI...any truth to this? Even if not I think it is probaly worth applying (everywhere!!). Does anyone have any names of hospitals, rehabs..etc on the MA/RI line?

    Thanks for any input you may have.

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    I live in MA and am graduating RN school in May with an associates degree. Job market is brutal up here. I have heard I have a better shot of getting a new grad job in RI...any truth to this? Even if not I think it is probaly worth applying (everywhere!!). Does anyone have any names of hospitals, rehabs..etc on the MA/RI line?

    Thanks for any input you may have.
    I'm in my 4th (out of 6) semester of a BSN program in RI, and I can tell you that the grads of my program are having a tough time finding jobs locally. Many of the May graduates had to move out of state (I remember a few specifically going to Texas) to find employment. I would say RI should not be on the top of your list for places to apply, unfortunately (with our lovely 13% unemployment rate!)

    Good luck, and congrats on almost being done!!
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    I agree with RhodyGirl. It's hard to get a job in RI, period. I'm nearly done with my BSN as well and I am willing to relocate!!
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    yeah thats what I figured...I knew it was too good to be true! Guess we should just be greatful that we passed nursing school and that a job will eventually come...

    Thanks for your input...good luck to you too!
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    I went to school up in boston and was determined to stay there! but the job market had other plans. I grew up in RI so i started putting my applications in through lifespan, its RI hospital, miriam hospital and newport hospital. I ended up getting a job at RI hospital, I guess I just lucked out because its hard to get in there. don't give up! it took me 8 months to find a job after graduation but you can do it!

    Good luck!
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    Hey Krista 09! I know this is kind of old but I was wondering if you can apply to RI hospital or any of those hospitals before you get your license. Also, do you have to do the critical care nursing internship program before being hired? Any help would be appreciated!
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    Look at Lifespan....I know at Newport, where I work, they were interviewing A LOT of new grad RNs....lots of retiring RNs!!!

    RIH is hard to get into...I think it has a lot to do with unions or something, to be perfectly honest I'm not very aware of the situation there. But I would recommend looking at any Lifespan hospital. I've been at Newport for just about 6 months as a CNA, and I LOVE it here....they really take good care of their employees!
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    That is really good to hear! Thank you. I am so glad you are happy there. Do you happen to know if they are having a new grad orientation program for the May grads? I am really hoping to get into that somehow!!


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