Published Feb 16, 2011
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Missouri isn't awful. I have been a nurse for 9 months and working two separate jobs, a full-time and PRN position. Not in my ideal location, but made a crapload of money, and now my experience has me relocating to where I want to be.
What are some of the hospitals that hire new grad RN's (Associates)... Thank you guys for all the information that you are providing, it is really appreciated.
Nurse Kyles, BSN, RN
I am graduating from a school in Minnesota and am looking out of state. At least in the Twin Cities, there aren't hospitals that will hire new grads. A lot of our larger hospitals are still in hiring freezes, and those who aren't have a very large pool of laid off nurses and new grads from the past three years to pick from.
If you want to stay in the region, you should head over to Eau Claire, WI. Just 1.5 hours east of the twin cities & the two hospitals in town hire quite a few new grads. We have a Mayo Clinic Hospital & a Catholic Hospital. Both are great places to work! Cost of living is reasonable & pay is good! Patient ratios are also good (compared to most I read about here on Allnurses).
I'm a new grad (ADN) in Ohio who just started my first RN job last week. I was offered a job at Mt Carmel, OSU, OhioHealth, and Cleveland Clinic so it seems like Ohio is pretty new grad friendly! I started out at $23.56/hr with $5 shift differential for nights and weekends ($10 if you work a night and a weekend).
I took at job at OSU and in my orientation, we had 21 new nurses and 8 were new grads. They said that's typical in every orientation and orientation is every 2 weeks.
Ohio is so new grad friendly that I know someone that graduated in June '12 and they had to move to some tiny town in the middle of nowhere just to get a job. Kudos to you for getting offers from every hospital in the state, but not everyone is so lucky.
I want to relocate if any hospital offered for me job...
People please tell me where ?
In Sacramento to find a job as international RN impossible.
i have 19 years expirince in differen areas cardiology,ophthalmology,and ICU
I can interpreted any EKG. + I'm bilingual.
but with all of these abilities I cannot find any position RN in CA.
Don't come to Columbus, Ohio unless you have connections. In this place you have to know someone even if you want to work at McDonalds.
Columbus Ohio is New-Grad Friendly?! Puh-Leeze! We have 11 nursing schools feeding into the area, one downtown hospital is rumored to be closing and has eliminated its shift-differential. Another has just chosen to exclude all ADNs from its internship program because it gets too many applicants. I have worked for one of the big systems for 4 years, and have an extensive medical background to boot. I graduated with honors from an ADN program, passed NCLEX in the minimum questions, and have already been accepted into a reputable BSN program. To date I have 146 applications in for RN jobs within a 50-mile radius of Columbus. Yes, I said ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY SIX APPLICATIONS. My rejections all state "...blah blahblah, more experienced candidate...blah blah..." Those who say they have been offered multiple positions here are...exaggerating.
Who chose to exclude ADNs from their internship program due to a high volume of applications? OSU's James Cancer Hospital is BSN only but that's because they want to get Magnet and has nothing to do with volume. I'm in OSU's regular new grad program as an ADN so I know for a fact they aren't BSN only. A classmate of mine is in OhioHealth's Critical Care Internship program as an ADN so that's not BSN only. I have a friend that works at Grant and a friend that works at Mt Carmel East and Mt Carmel St Ann's so that helped me get offers there. OSU I got lucky - I met a nurse manager at OSU's College of Nursing Grad Expo and later reached out to her and she offered me a job. I have no idea how I got a job offer at Cleveland Clinic - I know nobody there.
You don't need to know someone to get a job here. In my orientation, we had new grad's from Univ of Cincinnati and Wright State both relocating to Columbus for the first time.
I was told by recruiters that I had persistence, a great resume, a great cover letter, and I interviewed really well. Maybe I got lucky. I don't know.
I know people that worked in a hospital during school got jobs in hospitals and those that didn't had to work in LTC or home health. But that's no surprise - you know that going into it.
I am a patient companion at St. Ann's. I know it is not a pca but it was so hard to get in there so I decided to take the sitter job I was offered and when my year was up and I could transfer, I was too close to graduation. I float around the hospital 2nd and 3rd shift so I never got close with a nursing manager. If I would have known this, I would have got in with a med/surg unit but I didn't and now I am having trouble finding a job. I applied for the Ohio Health fellowship and they are no longer accepting ADN's unless you are internal. The only advantage I have is Mt. Carmel does not immediately reject me off their site, they state a recruiter is viewing my resume since I am internal. Everyone who has applied at Mt. Carmel that is not internal or has experience, gets immediately rejected. Home health will not hire new grads if they take medicaid. New regulations from medicaid do not allow RN's with less than 1 year experience to do home health unless it is for profit. I have had 2 interviews at nursing homes and they want RN's to have supervisory experience. The thing about working at a nursing home is once you get in there and get experience it doesn't mean you will be able to get into a hospital. Mt. Carmel states in all their staff rn postings that you need 1 to 3 years acute care experience. Long term care is not acute care.
Unless you have connections, relocate or you get very lucky, Columbus is not new grad friendly. There are people that graduated in June of 2012 from CSCC that do not have jobs. You got very lucky to get a job so soon after getting your license.
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