new grad in northern virginia new grad in northern virginia | allnurses

LEGAL NOTICE TO THE FOLLOWING ALLNURSES SUBSCRIBERS: Pixie.RN, JustBeachyNurse, monkeyhq, duskyjewel, and LadyFree28. An Order has been issued by the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota that affects you in the case EAST COAST TEST PREP LLC v. ALLNURSES.COM, INC. Click here for more information

new grad in northern virginia

  1. 0 I am a new grad. (May 2006). I am soon going to retake my nclex exam and I AM GOING TO PASS!(In North Carolina). I will be relocating to Stafford, VA in the next month or two. Stafford is very close to Alexandria and Fredericksburg. How do I get started on a job search? I called the Virginia State Board of Nursing and they said there is nothing special that I need to do to work in Virginia because NC and VA are both under the Compact. But I just don't know where to start to gain employment. I contacted a nurse recruiter at Potomac Hospital but they do not hire many new grads. Where do the new grads go in this area? :mortarboard:
  2. 5 Comments

  3. Visit  Marie_LPN, RN profile page
    #1 0
    Try the Virginia Employment Comission website at
  4. Visit  graysonret profile page
    #2 0
    Congrats Chrisandjac. There is a lot of work available around the No. Va. area, but I wouldn't suggest Alexandria/Fairfax for a morning shift. Traffic up I-95 or Rt. 1 will drive you nuts...both ways. Try to arrange it against the rush hours, if you can. Maybe something good will show up around Stafford/Fredericksburg area. Spotsylvania/Orange may have something too...or Woodbridge.
  5. Visit  mystical_angel8 profile page
    #3 0
    I'm also a new grad-from Alexandria va. Inova hospitals are real big around here. I just accepted a position at one. Its worth looking up since most hosptials in the area are merged with Inova
  6. Visit  chrisandjac profile page
    #4 0
    Thanks for the information. Mystic Angel I applied online last night at INOVA and they responded today! I have an interview for the Neuroscience unit and possibly others next week. I am so thankful for all of you guys advice Thanks. If you know of any healthcare centers or hospitals Please reply. I am still going to apply for other positions.
  7. Visit  graysonret profile page
    #5 0
    I just heard that they are planning 2 new hospitals in the Fredericksburg area. That area down there keeps growing and growing.