Is it hard for a new grad to find a job?

  1. I am considering going to a private(extremely over price) BSN-RN program here in Colorado. Well I have seen a lot of post lately about new grad RN's having a hard time finding a job and it really scares me! When I was in LPN school I honestly never even thought about NOT finding a job and lately I am hearing it is harder then it was a few years ago
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  3. by   Midwest4me
    The great difficulty in finding a job is due to the terrible economy right now. I would imagine that things will have improved by the time you're done with the RN program in a couple of years. Many nursing programs have a waitlist alone of 2-4 years so hopefully the economy/job availability will improve in that time.
  4. by   jjbert4014
    I agree. Also I've heard that many of the agencies just do not want to go with new grads unless you work for them already as a PCA or CNA. I think this will change because there won't be any "experienced" nurses left to hire, so if this is something you want to do I say go for it. I'm sure you'll be able to get a job by the time you are finished. :wink2:
  5. by   bill4745
    By the time you are done there will proably be a major shortage. It's a continuous cycle. Jobs dry up, people stop enrolling, leading to a shortage, which leads to higher pay which leads to increased enrollments, which leads to many graduates which..........
  6. by   oramar
    Some people are experiencing difficulties but it depends on where you live.