New grad relocating to Chicago - page 2

Hi All, I am currently in school in Ohio and will be graduating early to mid August, my husband has been accepted to school in Chicago and we will be relocating soon after I graduate. How are the... Read More

  1. by   smiley93
    No problem! Ran across it in my own search for a new grad position. L&D isn't really my arena, but if you see any new grad adult general med positions....let me know!
  2. by   lmg6
    question, did you apply directly to illinois for your licensure or did you transfer licensure from ohio to illinois?
  3. by   Lizzyb3185
    No unfortunately I am in the process of transferring my Ohio license to Illinois, I took the NCLEX on sept. 1 and had my Ohio licnese number by the 2nd. I mailed my paperwork for licensure by endorsement to the Illinois board of nursing on the 5th. I received an email late last week that they just got to my paperwork and that I should hear back soon. Im sorry to say that the Illinois board of nursing is a little slow. Hopefully I will get my IL licnese number this week and be able to apply to positions here and be taken seriously. If you have any further questions that I failed to answer in this response feel free to message me! I know it is an overwhelming process.
  4. by   CCRNDiva
    I did not get any nibbles until I had my IL license (I had to create another profile once I got my license). I had my IN lincense but the IL process takes a long time. I spent many afternoons on hold trying to get someone to get questions answered. Once I stopped obsessing about it, it popped up in the mail, lol.

    There are a lot of jobs out there, but, as you know, Chicago has a large population which provides lots of applicants. Hospitals are big on experience and certifications now and those are hard to get without a job. I have 7 yrs of critical care experience and I would like part-time work but most units only want to hire full time because they don't think they will get a return on their investment with me working part time. It all boils down to $$$, the more experience you have the less they have to put into orienting you.

    Hopefully this economy will start to improve soon. Good luck!!