New grads 2011, Northern Virginia/DC, who is hiring?
- 0Jan 21, '11 by Nurses-Rule1987Hello,
I just wanted to know if anybody can tell me where are they are hiring new grads in northern virignia or DC?. please...
Im just trying to find a place to start my nursing career.. and I have no clue..
any idea or hint will be greatly appreciate it.
- 0Mar 30, '11 by vwdeSort of outside of the DC area but Culpeper Hospital and UVA are hiring new grads. I work for Inova and they are not hiring new grads... but that's also what they said when I was hired (as a new grad). My advice would be to not limit your search (geographically) and go for UVA - they are attached to a medical school and can offer great experience. Also, see if you can make contacts in the area. Knowing someone seems to go a long way.
- 1Mar 31, '11 by 0402I believe the low end for new grads is around $24/hr (found in NoVA and DC), and the highest is up in DC, though not much higher, at around $27.50 (plus more for shift differentials)- I don't know about other parts of VA. Is it really that hard to Google hospitals in Northern VA and DC and then start calling around? I moved here shortly after graduation (not by choice), so as soon as we had orders in hand (military) stating we were coming here for sure, I started searching and pretty much found all of the hospitals, though info on new grad programs located online vary from hospital to hospital. I called around and asked about dates for new grad programs, whether they anticipated having any new grad openings and when the jobs would be posted. Even searching this website, which I didn't know about before I moved, will yield a significant list. Let's see, off the top of my head:
Virginia Hospital Center
INOVA (several within their system)
Reston Hospital Center
Mary Washington Hospital
Washington Hospital Center
Georgetown (already selected their July new grads)
Howard University Hospital
National Rehab Hospital
I don't know that all of them have new grad programs (or if they're hiring new grads), but I know that many of them do. Good luck.
- 0May 5, '11 by PokytrokytI think it's a supply and demand issue. Right now, there are more new RN's (ADN and BSN) entering the market in this area, than there are hospital jobs for them to fill. In a tight job market, I think hospital recruiters will take the best qualified candidates they can get. If you can get someone with a 4-year BSN instead of a 2-year ADN for often the same starting salary, which would you choose?
The only hospital I know of in the area that is hiring large numbers of new grads this summer is WHC. I believe their hiring will give priority to students graduating from Georgetown U with a WHC scholarship (guaranteed employment upon graduation), then other BSN applicants, then ADNs.
I have a job interview there next week, and will let you know whatever I find out.Last edit by Pokytrokyt on May 5, '11
- 0May 6, '11 by sKrisThank you for your response Pokytrokyt. I understand that a new grad with a BSN will likely get placed before an ADN, but I wasn't sure if some of the programs were strictly for BSN. I saw the WHC program while I was researching and it looks like a great opportunity for new grads, but who knows how many spots get taken up by Georgetown grads.
I am not to the job hunting stage yet, but am hoping to enter a program next year and I am having the hardest time deciding between an ADN program and a BSN program. I have 4 little boys and the BSN program is super intense so I'm afraid it may be too much. The local ADN program would be a much better pace, but I'm worried I'd go through all the work and then not be able to find a hospital job. Sighh, I wish there was a normal paced BSN program close to me.
Good luck with your job interview! I'd love to hear any insights.