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Did any excelsior grads have a hard time finding a job in texas?

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I just want to make sure this is the right decision i'm making. I know the job market is tough for everyone right now, even students with traditional RN degrees are having problems finding jobs. Did anyone in texas have a hard time finding a job because they were an Excelsior grad. I know some places may look down on it...

Any input is welcome!!

~MIA~, ASN, RN

Specializes in Hospice/Palliative Nursing. Has 5 years experience.

Everyone that I know who has graduated from Excelsior hasn't had any problem. All their employer cared about was the GN/RN behind their name!

My current employer doesn't care where I'm educated from...they have already told me I have an RN position as soon as I'm done! Thank God

EquuszARNP

Specializes in Emergency, Occupational, Primary.

Where in this country are nurses having a hard time finding jobs? It certainly isn't the case in the Pacific Northwest. As far as I can tell, the nursing shortage is still in full swing and all studies say it's expected to get worse. Which means there should be plenty of jobs.

Where in this country are nurses having a hard time finding jobs? It certainly isn't the case in the Pacific Northwest. As far as I can tell, the nursing shortage is still in full swing and all studies say it's expected to get worse. Which means there should be plenty of jobs.

there are many threads on this forum and i know some people that still haven't found a job yet and they graduated in may. I don't know what city u live in, but maybe u should let us know so i can inform my friends lookin for work..

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 12 years experience.

Where in this country are nurses having a hard time finding jobs? It certainly isn't the case in the Pacific Northwest. As far as I can tell, the nursing shortage is still in full swing and all studies say it's expected to get worse. Which means there should be plenty of jobs.

The graduate nurse and the first year after nursing licensure forums on this site are full of new grads (ADN and BSN) who cannot find jobs. There are some areas that are still hiring -- I'm guessing yours is one -- but with a lot of economic factors playing out, there are fewer new grad positions in many areas. New grads are expensive to train, and there are a lot of experienced RNs who are reentering the workforce or returning to the bedside. Many employers can afford to pick and choose these days! This kind of thing is usually cyclical, from what I've heard from RNs who have seen this in the past.