New Graduate Nurse having trouble finding job in Dallas - page 3

Hi, I am a Graduate Nurse with a BSN (as of last Saturday) and I just moved from Kansas City to North Dallas. When I looked online before moving, I saw many nursing jobs, so I thought I would have... Read More

  1. by   Finally_RN
    any luck guys? I still havn't heard anything.
  2. by   ShannonBSN
    Hi Commuter,
    I read your post if you would graciously please inform me on which facility it is that hires BSN graduates without a license @ 23/hr please. I just relocated to TX from out of state. And I have my BSN but not yet licensed (NCLEX....:-(() IF you would please share that with me because Im seeking fulltime employment and I havent had ANY luck just yet.
    Thank you sooo very much!!!

    Shannon
  3. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from ShannonBSN
    Hi Commuter,
    I read your post if you would graciously please inform me on which facility it is that hires BSN graduates without a license @ 23/hr please. I just relocated to TX from out of state. And I have my BSN but not yet licensed (NCLEX....:-(() IF you would please share that with me because Im seeking fulltime employment and I havent had ANY luck just yet.
    Thank you sooo very much!!!

    Shannon
    That particular post was written back in 2006, more than four years ago, when the nursing job market was more robust. This same facility is no longer hiring.
  4. by   tomyjoon
    hello everyone. i am a new grad rn with bsn and phn. i have over 17 years of lvn experience in acute care and other settings. i want to move back to fort worth area since i am unable to find a job in the sacramento, ca area. i want to know what the rn pay is in texas, and where should i look for a job? all the hospitals that i have applied at so far will not consider lvn as nursing experience. i wish i would have never become a nurse. furthermore, i will work at burger king before i work at a nursing home. i have dialysis experience as well. any suggestions?
  5. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from tomyjoon
    Furthermore, I will work at burger king before I work at a nursing home.
    As long as you approach the job market as if nursing homes are beneath you, you will remain unemployed.

    I'd much rather earn in the $30 hourly range as an RN in a Fort Worth area nursing home before I would even think of working at Burger King for minimum wage. However, I suppose that it is different strokes for different folks.
  6. by   tomyjoon
    Thanks for the reply, but I need to clarify. If I want just a nursing home job there are plenty in Sacramento, but the reason I do not is that patients receive poor care. Most nursing homes in Sacramento have one RN for over 36 patients. Additionally, they have the responsibility of supervising LVNs and CNAs. Considering the regulations and the special needs of geriatric clients, the staffing is inadequate to provide quality care. Maybe Texas nursing homes operate differently. Moreover, I love acute care and I would hate to kill my career before it begins. In California, RNs who have long-term care experience only, are considered unskilled. I am truly sad for the poor patients who have to be locked up in a nursing home. Nursing home nurses lack the ability to provide quality care because of inadequate staffing. I love the elderly and I would gladly care for them in any setting as long as adequate staffing is provided. My idea of good staffing is 10 patients for 1 RN and 1 CNA. I prefer to bathe and clean my patients with the CNA. Therefore, nursing homes are not beneath meth, they are simply unsafe.
  7. by   Finally_RN
    Hi all,
    I just wanted to come back and let yall know that I found a job and started mid-september...so there IS hope. To those who are still looking, keep it up I know you will find one! good luck and best wishes!
  8. by   tomyjoon
    here is a link as to how bad the job market is:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgydCh2BTYY
  9. by   patty4
    Hi am also a new grad with a BSN degree and am planning on moving to Dalla in 2wks and i need help finding a job. please if you know any place hiring let me know. i will greatly appreciate it. thank you
  10. by   not.done.yet
    If you are moving to DFW in order to find work you will be quite disappointed. Most of the new grad internships have been filled and the job market here is devastatingly tight. Very few openings for far too many new grads. I would suggest you look in rural areas, who are rumored to still be willing to hire a new graduate without an internship. Best of luck.
  11. by   queenroe
    It's not in anyone's best interest to move without a job, there is no guarantee of finding one in Dallas. I just got off the phone with Parkland's nurse recruiter and she says that all Nurse Resident and Graduate Nurse positions have been filled (I don't know how since there have been some recently added, but whatever) and that it is up to the managers to get back on the system and deny applications out.
  12. by   OK Nurse
    Quote from mzsantana
    It's not in anyone's best interest to move without a job, there is no guarantee of finding one in Dallas. I just got off the phone with Parkland's nurse recruiter and she says that all Nurse Resident and Graduate Nurse positions have been filled (I don't know how since there have been some recently added, but whatever) and that it is up to the managers to get back on the system and deny applications out.
    I am sooo frustrated. But things are looking up... Parkland opened up 2 RN residencies for L&D and ED. I cannot wait to remove Indeed & other job searching website from my "FAVORITES"... argh.
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Oct 6, '11 : Reason: Please do not post link to personal blog
  13. by   FAITHFULRN01
    Quote from TheCommuter
    Many RNs who have difficulty landing hospital employment are usually quite sucessful at landing positions in home health, long-term care, rehab, and other non-hospital jobs. My facility hires graduate BSNs regularly before they have gained initial licensure and offers them much higher pay than that of the local hospitals. The starting pay of BSNs without an RN license is $23 hourly with an increase after licensure. You might want to work a non-hospital job until something 'better' comes along. By the way, we're both in the Metroplex. I could give you the names and numbers of places that are in need of RNs in a private message if you are interested.
    Hi TheCommuter,

    I am in the Metroplex too and have difficulties finding a job. I would greatly appreciate your help with a list of places that need RNs now. I have combined home health and LTC/SNF experience of 1 year.

    Thanks

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