Updated info re: new grads in CT?

  1. Hi there! I'm graduating soon and of course will be facing the pretty brutal job market. Any recommendations out there for hospitals in CT that are willing to hire new grads? I will have a BSN, if that helps. Is it worth even considering a move to CT? Thanks for any insight you have!
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  3. by   CT Pixie
    I'm in New Haven County bordering on the Fairfield County line. (Southwest corner of CT)

    A new RN grad friend of mine was just hired at Yale just a week ago.

    You have to look at each individual job post to see if they require experience or if they will consider new grads.

    My niece was just hired as a new grad RN at St Vincent's in June.

    There are several hospitals that will hire new grads. You just have to go through the job postings and look at each one as some departments/floors will consider a new grad and others won't. Just because the first post you see for a hospital says experience required doesn't mean every opening does
  4. by   JBMmom
    I'm in a CT ADN program. A few of our instructors have commented recently that the job prospects for those of us graduating in the near future (Dec/May) have a better outlook than the grads from recent past classes. There are jobs out there for new nurses, I know two that were hired right out of school last May. Good luck.
  5. by   PavementRN
    I was hired at Gaylord Hospital in November as a new grad. It's a long term acute care hospital, and IMO is great experience.
  6. by   mattfd37
    YNHH, St V's and I believe maybe Bridgeport hire Grads. All others require you to have license in hand before applying.
  7. by   knittygrittyRN
    I know the UConn Health Center will also hire new grads I don't know whether or not they'll give you a conditional hire before you pass the license exam.
  8. by   PavementRN
    Gaylord will be looking to replace myself because I'm leaving for the Hospital of Central CT in early March! Gaylord is a good place to start.
  9. by   xenogenetic
    The State of Connecticut hires a lot of new grads. Like Russodem mentioned, some Uconn Health Center nursing jobs are State jobs. Here is a central website if you want to explore working with the State. There are many different agencies within the State that hire nurses:

    Employment Connection
  10. by   kevx
    I currently work at Hartford Hospital. Many of the nurses on my floor were hired as new grads. I heard from senior management, there may be 100 openings in the hospitals this year. Good luck.
  11. by   angelhearty15
    Hi, PavementRN, I was wondering if you can share some insight on the starting wage for RNs at Gaylord? I have my BSN and looking into this hospital.
  12. by   PavementRN
    Back in 2011, the starting wage was slightly higher than acute care hospitals. I believe it was $29/hr. When I left for New Britain, I took a $0.50 pay cut/hr.
  13. by   angelhearty15
    Thank you for this information. I interview on Thursday.
  14. by   angelhearty15
    Hi, PavementRN, I just accepted a position at Gaylord. The rate is $28/hr. I was wondering if there was a pay differential for night shift? Also, their 32hrs is full time but I was wondering if they pay you for 40? Thanks