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- by Joe NightingMale Jan 31, '09I'm in Chicago and going to be graduating soon, and I've found out some of the area hospitals have hiring freezes.
I've also heard that these freezes may be ended by the summer, but in case they aren't I was thinking about looking for jobs in SW Wisconsin. Particularly because I used to live in Madison.
So, is it looking any better there?
- Feb 5, '09 by motyandproudofitI graduate in December in Florida and want to move up to Madison. Any idea if I could get in for that December deadline? Also, do they take ADN or just BSN?
- Feb 6, '09 by nurseatheart81Hello,
I have lived in Green Bay, WI for a number of years and worked at a local hospital for about 6 years. There is somewhat of a freeze in the Green Bay area. I have heard from my manager that one hospital is even laying off some of their RN's due to the 'economy'. For this reason, I have since relocated to Milwaukee, WI as I had been wanting to begin a career in the ICU. The hospital I previously worked for stated that they would not pay for any additional training so that I could transfer to the ICU there, despite a need for RN's there. In fact, I was told by my manager that she is also unable to fill needed positions in the Med/Surg dept due to a "hold" (not a "freeze"). You may interpret that as you will.
The reason I am replying is that I have come to find that Milwaukee has a vast hiring market for RN's at the Aurora sites - St. Lukes, Sinai, West Allis. If you go to aurora.org you can look for jobs there. As a new employee for Aurora in Milwaukee now, I am surprised at the vast number of new grads they hire, even in the ICU, which was unheard of at the Green Bay facility that I previously worked for.
Not sure if you are interested in relocating to Milwaukee, as I know I wasn't initially, but there are certainly jobs here and more importantly they are not afraid of hiring new grads. I was greeted with a warm welcome, not too mention good pay and so far so good. Feel free to message me if you have any other questions. Good Luck!
- Apr 3, '09 by tdrynellenurseatheart81,
I am interested in your move to Milwaukee and your thoughts on Aurora (as I am currently contemplating the same move). Do you mind if I PM you about it?
- Apr 4, '09 by MelinurseQuote from stoliThey are still hiring new grads but AllSaints ( St. Mary's ) in Racine is laying off ( or letting go without replacing )nurses and have a hiring freeze. Kenosha area still seems ok for now but with the other major hospital having a hiring freeze positions may fill up quickly. The info on AllSaints came from a friend who is a RN there. You can PM me anytime JoeN.Jobs open in Kenosha,Wi at United Hospital Systems . They may post 1+ yrs of experience but know they do hire new grads ,ADN or BSN .There is the St.Catherines Campus and KMCC .
- Apr 6, '09 by MelinurseYikes! I still remember when AllSaints ICU ratio was 1-2 to 1 nurse. That's terrible. On the floors the ratio has really changed as well. Although it differs slightly depending on who I ask. I heard St.Cat's was in the red too but I pass them every day and see they are still going ahead with the expansion. AllSaint's just finished their cardiovascular wing expansion which I think led to their money problems.( just my )