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Hospitals that hire new grads?

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rebekkah works as a paychiatric nusre.

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hey do not fret about it. in NE there are many hospitals to apply to say.. Lawrence, Nashoba Valley, has anyone thought about psych nursing? I know people donot believe that it is real nursing although, it is considered a speciality field. Since working for the Commonwealth Of massachusetts aka state facility, I have turned down job offers. I did school nsg substitute and that is extremely difficult. I also started with LTC, detox, Correctional Nsg???? check these out because Hospital nsg is not what it once was and the pay is not great. You can usually slide right in to hospital nsg with a BSN or greater. I have a friend who has been working at Umass for 20+ yrs with a BSN, they want her to have her MSN within 2 yrs to keep her current manager position. maine has many opportunities also and the pay is very compariable to Mass pay in some cases it is even better. check out maine:nono:

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st4wb3rr33sh0rtc4k3 has 3 years experience and works as a Staff RN.

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maine has many opportunities also and the pay is very compariable to Mass pay in some cases it is even better. check out maine

Futhermore, if you can't find anything here in New England. Some hospitals will even help you relocate. I couldn't find anything after being a LTC nurse and being cut from St. Vincent's after three months. Massachusetts hospital just weren't satisfied with the experience I obtained. So, I found a recruiter who hooked me up with a job in New Mexico.

I heard from many recruiters that Massachusetts has the best hospitals, so they want to live up to there standards. But, what is going to happen when all the nurses who have all that experience retire?

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I'm glad I'm not the only one who struggled!!

I ended up being hired by a VNA.. it was alright, but I didn't like it all that much. I started working per diem for a pediatric company doing private duty and really liked it.. and they offered me full time! I jumped on it! So this week I started full time for them and in two days of work I have had more fun then in the 3 mos I worked for the vna! Kids rock and special needs kids offer so much in terms of assessment and skills! I would still love to be in a hospital and I plan on keeping my eyes open, but at least this is a big step in getting to where I want to be (peds/special care nursery/L&D).

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hi, gosh hope you got that job. i know it has been awhile since you posted!! but im still lookin after 6 moths with a BSN from California. I was sooo excited about Boston, and now I question why i am even here....

Im actually volunteering at a well known Boston area facility just to get my foot in the door. hope its working out for you!!:nurse::)

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Its so hard, and harder when people wonder why its difficult to get a nursing job. If I get a job or get some input I will let everyone know! I am volunteering at a great facility that I hope to get a RN job at soon... We'll see, I am keeping the faith and HOPE!!! :balloons::uhoh3:

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carrie13 has 9 years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

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After 7 months of searching I was finally offered a job in a community hospital. I'll be starting on a cardiac telemetry unit the 2nd week of November. I really had my hopes up for working in the city but at least this way I can get some experience.

Anyone else out there having any luck?

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gerry79 works as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

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After 7 months of searching I was finally offered a job in a community hospital. I'll be starting on a cardiac telemetry unit the 2nd week of November. I really had my hopes up for working in the city but at least this way I can get some experience.

Anyone else out there having any luck?

Congrats and good luck! It took many of my classmates about 6 months to find jobs. After you have a year of experience it will be easier to land a gig in the city (much easier if you are a BSN grad).

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I graduated in May and *just* landed a job at a LTAC/Rehab hospital in Cambridge. I was shocked at how long it took -- I was beginning to feel like a leper! I didn't get a single interview at any of the acute care hospitals I applied to, including the one I did my internship at(!). One nurse recruiter that I spoke to during my job search said that five years ago Boston-area hospitals were snapping up new grads but that the market has changed. INDEED.

I did get a few calls for flu shot/wellness clinics from posting my resume on Monster.com, and that has been a good part-time filler while I was waiting to get a full-time gig. The clinics pay pretty well (26ish/hr) and although it's not the most mentally stimulating work, it's fast-paced and the time really flies.

Good luck to any of you that are still on the search!

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I graduated January 2007 and passed the licensed exam in April. I have been working in a skilled nursing facities for 3 years but have not been able to even get an interview at the hospitals in the Boston and South of Boston area. Does anyone know of any hospitals in these areas that are presently hiring?

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suzy253 works as a Med Surg/Telemetry.

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How close are you to RI? No problem in hiring new grads here.

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Thanks for the info. I am not far from RI, about 25 minutes. Can I work in RI with a MA license? Any suggestions for good places to apply in RI?

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I have an advise to all new grads who can't find a job in MA. Don't waste your time! Go somewhere else! A lot of hospitals in other states offer relocation assistance. Go to new places, meet new people! But please, please, please, don't waste your time in Mass. Because time is money :smokin:

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