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I've seen plenty of posts about how hard it was for people on here to get a job out of school. I'm wondering if anyone lives in an area like where I am, where the jobs are many and the nurses are few. Seriously, one job a friend told me to about, I filled out an application and was called that day with, "We have these days available. Which ones can I schedule you for?" Anyone else find it easy to get a job?

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I'm sure people do. But the vast majority of us suffered through months of unemployment.

So, lovely for you, but certainly not the norm.

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TheCommuter has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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I'm wondering if anyone lives in an area like where I am, where the jobs are many and the nurses are few.
You're in Oklahoma, according to your profile. I live south of you, in the Lone Star State, but attended nursing school in Oklahoma.

There's a reason why nursing jobs are abundant in OK. The pay is terrible and the working conditions could be better. There, I said it.

Oklahoma loses a large share of its nurses, teachers, and other middle income educated professionals to Texas and other states every year. Once people figure out that their incomes may increase by up to 50 percent by making the move, many folks jump on the bandwagon and cross state lines. Many of my coworkers were born, bred and educated in Oklahoma. There's a reason why they ain't there anymore.

The University of Oklahoma Medical Center sent a recruiter to my former nursing school. Once he mentioned that starting pay for new grads was $18.65/hourly, those of us from Texas burst with laughter. This was in 2009. In 2014, the medical center's new grad pay rates are still less than $20/hour, and the nurse/patient ratios are slavish.

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You're in Oklahoma, according to your profile. I live south of you, in the Lone Star State, but attended nursing school in Oklahoma.

There's a reason why nursing jobs are abundant in OK. The pay is terrible and the working conditions could be better. There, I said it.

Oklahoma loses a large share of its nurses, teachers, and other middle income educated professionals to Texas and other states every year. Once people figure out that their incomes may increase by up to 50 percent by making the move, many folks jump on the bandwagon and cross state lines. Many of my coworkers were born, bred and educated in Oklahoma. There's a reason why they ain't there anymore.

The University of Oklahoma Medical Center sent a recruiter to my former nursing school. Once he mentioned that starting pay for new grads was $18.65/hourly, those of us from Texas burst with laughter. This was in 2009. In 2014, the medical center's new grad pay rates are still less than $20/hour, and the nurse/patient ratios are slavish.

Haha. Mystery solved! I'm Okie to the core, but my goodness are we backwards on way too many things.

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