I was wondering if anyone had any advice for a new graduate RN (BSN).
I just graduated in August 2013 and had my twins in October 2013. I just started my job search in January so I realize that it's still too early on in my job search to start getting discouraged. I'm living in Colorado Springs and I'm finding it difficult getting into the hospitals in town. Yes, I do have the stigma of New Grad and I realize that it makes me a tough sell and I have to be patient. I have been working in Pediatric Home Health for about a month now and while I love my client, I'm finding myself isolated. What can I say? I miss working with others.
The hubaloo bubaloo is active duty air force and has been contemplating applying for a Special Duty assignment in Wichita Falls, Texas. Before I say okay, I'm wondering if it's worth it, professionally. I don't want to give up the mountains and fun of Colorado for a job market that's harder than what I'm experiencing now. We were stationed in Abilene Texas for almost 5 years so I know I can do it again, just, small town Texas living was quite the adjustment for us back then and I'm sure it'll be again.
Any thoughts? What are the major hospitals in the area?
Thanks in advance folks!
Feb 25, '14
by not.done.yet, BSN, RN Guide
San Antonio has many more major medical centers, including a huge military medical center that draws patients from all the smaller military bases and retired military all the way into Louisiana. San Antonio is rumored to be a better place for new grads to find work as well. Texas is definitely more new grad friendly than many places, but the major cities are pretty saturated and new grads are out of work all over the place in the major metro areas. Both of the places you are looking to move to have more rural options that aren't too bad in terms of driving distance. I think your odds are fairly good compared to Colorado but it still may take a while to find something.
Last edit by not.done.yet on Feb 25, '14