RN positions in SC

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    I recently relocated back to SC for family reasons and am having a very hard time finding a job. I moved back to the Charleston area and have submitted at least 40 applications and only 1 interview. I am now submitting my apps across the state. Does anyone know of a hospital that is actively hiring. In this area, there are 3 nursing schools with at least 80+ graduates each semester, so I know it would be hard a new grad. But I have 1yr RN and 10months LPN and can get any responses. Can anyone send me some pointers about what I am doing wrong. I am almost at the point of going back where I came from. I dont know, just getting very frustrated now. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Shawn
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    This is so scary! I start school in August and I am really afraid that I wont be able to find a job based upon what I have been reading.

    Call me crazy(beacuse I still have a well paid full-time job that I'm going to leave in August) but I have to still go forward because this is what I want to do. I really hope people respond to your message. I would love to know the answer to your question.
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    Quote from NurseARSC
    This is so scary! I start school in August and I am really afraid that I wont be able to find a job based upon what I have been reading.

    Call me crazy(beacuse I still have a well paid full-time job that I'm going to leave in August) but I have to still go forward because this is what I want to do. I really hope people respond to your message. I would love to know the answer to your question.

    Hello NurseARSC,

    I spoke to a few nurses that came back to the Charleston area with way more experience than I do. One with 8 yrs, 10yrs & 16yrs experience and they said they found it hard to find a job as well. The nurse with 8yrs said it took her 3 months to find her 2prn positions because the market is so bad here, but that could be because her specialty is L&D.
    I spoke with several recruiters and was told that the Charleston area is tough to find a nursing position, he said that most of the jobs they staff for and get contracts for are out of SC, mostly NC, FL and VA. I had to move back for family issues so I had no choice in the matter. But still, I am second guessing myself about coming back here. A recruiter contacted about jobs being plentiful in Florida. I havent researched there, but I may have to soon.
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    That would be news to us!

    Actually, with experience you could get work in FL. New grads can't get hired though.

    I hope things will improve in Charleston because my hubby will be returning from Afghanistan a couple of months after I get my RN and he wanted me to live with him in Charleston until he retires (from the SC ANG AGR) ~ 3 yrs. It would suck to have to keep our LD marriage that way! (My youngest graduates HS a year from Jun so that was when I would be looking at that area...... )
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    If you want a job any where in AMERICA the best way is to actually present yourself in person. No longer is the internet the way to go to get noticed. You need to do the foot work, the computer is not longer you job-friend,
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    You may also need to look for work in other places (like not hospitals). I had no problem as a new grad getting a job with a home health agency and a Nursing home. Might not be what you want but it's better than no job. BTW it's much easier looking for a job when you already have one lol
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    Quote from Fngrpntsnotasin
    You may also need to look for work in other places (like not hospitals). I had no problem as a new grad getting a job with a home health agency and a Nursing home. Might not be what you want but it's better than no job. BTW it's much easier looking for a job when you already have one lol
    The thing is, when I graduated with my LPN, I didnt have any issues getting a job. I had a job within 2 days of receiving my license. Its after I got my RN that it is harder. There are a lot of nursing homes, but they mostly hire LPNs. Most have a RN supervisor, so there is not much jobs in that arena either. Ive called agencies and have gotten the same story.
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    Oh my, I am sorry to hear that...I know that our facility could use a few good RNs...Trident and Roper seem to always be hiring RNs. check out DCI in goose creek or Health South, ive seen ads recently for both. what exactly is too far for you to travel?
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    Quote from Fngrpntsnotasin
    Oh my, I am sorry to hear that...I know that our facility could use a few good RNs...Trident and Roper seem to always be hiring RNs. check out DCI in goose creek or Health South, ive seen ads recently for both. what exactly is too far for you to travel?
    Trident and Roper put ads in the paper, but when you apply, you never hear anything. Almost everything on Roper's site is PRN, they wont be hiring for the new hospital until late summer. And Trident, I just cant get a call back. I worked there for 6yrs. But I am being told by people on the inside that there is a hiring freeze. They hired close to 30 new grads back in January and arent really hiring.

    At this point, nothing is really to far to travel. I have started applying to Beaufort, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach, Columbia, Greenville, Spartanburg and Charlotte areas. I'm willing to move again, but only within a 4hr commute to the Charleston area though.
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    I just heard yesterday that HealthSouth in Columbia, SC is hiring. Good luck to you.


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