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How is New RN Job market Looking?

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by pat8585 pat8585 (New Member) New Member

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how is the job market for brand new RN's ? Are you and your classmates finding positions somewhat easier than what you anticipated? Are there hopeful signs of a growing market?

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CorazonDeOro works as a RN.

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I hear good and bad, depending on who I ask. I have heard that all 30 or so graduates from my school's December 2010 class are now employed as RNs. But on the other hand out of the maybe 12 of those in my May 2011 graduating class who work in hospitals as techs, only 2 have been offered RN positions on their floors (the rest of us have been told that our unit has no positions). I thought working as an Extern for the past year would help me, but it hasn't. I am applying for RN jobs now but once I put that I do not yet have a license in the online forms, I am sure I get automatically excluded. Its frustrating.

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hkrntobe has 1 years experience and works as a RN ~ OB GYN.

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It feels hopeless. Arrrggg. I am so frustrated. I can't even get an interview for a new Grad RN position. I honestly don't know what more that i can do and I have run out of money. I would seem that even with all of the hospitals that there is an over saturation of RN's in orange county. Can someone please give me some suggestions?

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OP: It seems to depend on the area you live in. In Missouri, it doesn't seem to be too bad; most of my graduating classmates have found jobs already. I've noticed that the ones who live in more rural areas have had a much easier time finding jobs, while new grads in St. Louis and Kansas City are having more trouble. I know a new grad in New York who is having a terrible time, though, and I've heard it's rough in California, too. Depending on your situation and area, the ability to relocate might make things easier.

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