New Grad- Where's the nursing shortage?

  1. I was not ready to apply for jobs in february. I felt it was more important to concentrate on my school work. Apparently this was a huge mistake. All the hospitals I have contacted hired all their new grads in February! Does anyone know of a hospital that is still looking for new grads? I am willing to move. I have an excellent GPA, am graduating from a BSN program and have experience working as a nurse assistant. I am so frustrated right now! How can it be that hospitals only hire at one time per year!!!
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  3. by   HonestRN
    Nursing shortage? What nursing shortage? Maybe the swine flu coming here may initiate a shortage.
  4. by   gerry79
    The nursing shortage was and is a pipe dream!!!!
  5. by   montinurse
    I think the nursing shortage is in LTC-and "upper management" in LTC keep it that way!
  6. by   mom4josh
    Come to central Texas! I work in Waco. We have a lot of openings, especially RNs. I work in oncology, but there are openings in med/surg, ortho, renal, and just about anywhere you want to work! Send me a message if you want specifics. Good luck!
  7. by   StrwbryblndRN
    We mostly have opening for experenced nurses because we do not have the staff to orient new grads. We lost 6 nurses in march and 3 of them were preceptors.
  8. by   N3xt_gal
    Hi, mom4josh. Can you tell me the specific area that is hiring in the central texas. thank you
  9. by   Jules A
    Quote from pretty_beets
    I was not ready to apply for jobs in february. I felt it was more important to concentrate on my school work. Apparently this was a huge mistake. All the hospitals I have contacted hired all their new grads in February! Does anyone know of a hospital that is still looking for new grads? I am willing to move. I have an excellent GPA, am graduating from a BSN program and have experience working as a nurse assistant. I am so frustrated right now! How can it be that hospitals only hire at one time per year!!!
    In my area they hire the new grads for their orientation programs that start in June/July starting in Febuary also. I think they do it again in the fall for summer grads. Ask around different facilities shifting your focus from a new grad program to one with a decent orientation program perhaps. I'm not sure what to say but I'd try to think of something other than "I felt it was more important to concentrate on my school work". I'm in the DC/Balto. area and there are still lots of nursing jobs for inexperienced nurses especially on geri floors and in LTC. Good luck.

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