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Is Atalanta good for jobs for New Grads?

Posted

Specializes in Tele, OB, public health. Has 8 years experience.

Okay, here is the short version...husband applied to a bunch of doctorate programs all over the country.....When he starts getting acceptance or rejection letters back, one of the many factors we will take in making the decsion where to go will be the availability of jobs in the prospective cities for New Grads as I graduate in 2010 with an ADN ( I also have a BA in another field if it matters, which I know it does for some employers) so.....Atlanta....tough for new grads to find jobs or okay? Thanks for your help!

Right now, because of the economy, I think it is hard to find a job as a new graduate anywhere. I graduated with a BSN from a prominent nursing school in Atlanta in December. Thank goodness I had a scholarship from an Atlanta area hospital, because the only new grads hired for the entire hospital for the 18 scholars from my school. The good part is that there are many smaller hospitals outside of Atlanta, and though they may not pay as well as some of the larger, more well known hospitals in the city of Atlanta they usually have openings for new grads.

Good Luck!

dinah77, ADN

Specializes in Tele, OB, public health. Has 8 years experience.

thank you for your reply! Info such as this is invaluable in making future decisions.

SBT85

Specializes in Neuro ICU.

I was wondering this same thing. I graduate in May and I am planning on moving to ATL but am very concerned about hospitals hiring new grads. I've applied to a few hospitals within the last week but haven't heard anything back yet. I'm hoping to get some call back for interviews. I'm trying to think positive; but if all else fells I know I can get an RN position at the hospital I currently work at (MCCG in Macon).

I just moved to the Atlanta area also after graduating in December...I am waiting to take my boards before I completely pursue a job but am getting nervous about the opportunities out there...I have found it difficult so far to even get interviews or meet in person. It seems most internships begin in March again and I am hoping to find luck then.

I think mt33133 is correct about outlying hospitals.

Good luck!

nurse0483

Specializes in L&D.

I had a terrible time finding a job as a new grad...My internship starts in March so I interviewed a couple weeks ago and got the job :) But I applied to EVERY hospital in Atlanta and surrounding area and heard NOTHING...Alot are not hiring new grads or only have a few spots and they had all been filled...Most hospitals in the next month or two will start interviewing for summer internships...But you just have to be persistant and just keep looking...I also heard that a couple hospitals may be going on hiring freezes...

Good Luck

gapeachRN2009, BSN, RN

Specializes in MICU.

I am due to graduate in May and this all sounds so scary. I was talking to one of my instructors and she said that she has never heard of a new grad not finding a job. As a matter of fact all the graduates from last year are employed. I just don't know what to believe. I know that most of my classmates already work for hospitals and they are just planning to transfer over. I feel like I am at a disadvantage b/c I do not work....therefore I feel that my job search will be long, hard, and very discouraging. I have been talking to many of my classmates and they seem to not be stressed about finding a job....So why am I so worried? I just hope that I can find a job. Right now I will take just about anything anywhere in Atlanta or the surronding areas.

Sorry the post was so long....just needed to vent.

I dont know if LTC is your thing but they all seem to be hiring LPN's. I'm working as a medic while waiting for my Ga. lic. and I go to lots and lots of facilities and have been made a few job offers on the spot in the 18$ to 20$ an hour range. It helps to apply a face to your name so go talk to them in person. Good luck.

Mexarican

Specializes in Pediatric Intensive Care, Urgent Care. Has 4 years experience.

I am due to graduate in May and this all sounds so scary. I was talking to one of my instructors and she said that she has never heard of a new grad not finding a job. As a matter of fact all the graduates from last year are employed. I just don't know what to believe. I know that most of my classmates already work for hospitals and they are just planning to transfer over. I feel like I am at a disadvantage b/c I do not work....therefore I feel that my job search will be long, hard, and very discouraging. I have been talking to many of my classmates and they seem to not be stressed about finding a job....So why am I so worried? I just hope that I can find a job. Right now I will take just about anything anywhere in Atlanta or the surronding areas.

Sorry the post was so long....just needed to vent.

If you graduate in May...you should be applying now!

Mex

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