Hi everybody! i'm about to become a new grad from northeastern university, and i'm having an awful time finding a job. my boyfriend's mother is a NICU NP at women and infants and i finally applied there today - does anyone have any insight on how the new grad program works there, what the pay scale is like for new nurses, how long orientation is, etc? i have NICU experience and would love a position in the special care nursery, but even with my experience (and my chunky, co-op filled resume!) it seems nobody wants to hire new nurses! a lot of my friends are coming up against this problem, and it's stressful and scary!
does anyone in RI work on a floor that's looking for new grad nurses? i'd love to hear about more job opportunities, too. thanks so much guys - i know this post is just all over the place!!
Apr 19, '08
pay in RI is much lower than in MA. not sure exactly what you will start at bc there are a few diff unions in RI but it will be below $25/h. Also, they mandate you to stay past your shift if they are short, meaning if you work nights 7p-7a and they are short on days you will have to stay for 1st shift. The only hospital I have heard good things about in RI is Meriam. I graduated a few years ago from nursing school in mass and couldn't find a job. Myself along with others moved out of state. Its not you! Good luck
Jul 30, '08
I dont know if you want to travel out of state, but Backus Hosp. in Norwich, Ct seems to have a pretty sweet set up for graduate nurses there. I don't know about the pay, though. www.backushospital.org