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Is your unit hiring new grads???

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sunshineyday has 3 years experience and specializes in Critical Care.

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deliverator has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in Spinal Cord Injury, Family Medicine, Primary Care.

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One of the problems with looking at other geographical locations is that you have to get endorsed in the state you are applying to if that state is not part of a nursing compact. I'm from CA which is not part of the nursing compact. And once you do get endorsed, there's the matter of securing the job before you move out there. It's kind of difficult applying to jobs out of state. You can't affordably visit the instutions you'd like to apply to. It would be hard to make interviews. Gone are the days where companies would fly you out for an interview.

Are there really openings for new grads in the DFW Metroplex? Methodist? Presbyterian? UT Southwestern? Baylor? Medical City Dallas? I went to SMU and lived in Dallas for 9 years. I wouldn't mind going back to Dallas, but that's it if I could secure a position within the next 2 weeks. Living arrangements wouldn't be a problem. Otherwise, I'd just hold out for the new grad program at the VA Medical Center in Long Beach starting in June. I haven't heard of hospitals hiring on the spot anymore these days like my friends who got there liceneses 5-10 years ago.

I'd probably go out of the state for 2 years max just to get experience under my belt then come back home and work local or do travel nursing.

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TiffyRN has 27 years experience as a ADN, BSN, PhD and specializes in NICU.

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As for job openings in Dallas, I must admit I don't know much and was relying on the post ahead of mine. I know Fort Worth more, our hospital is hiring and none of the new grads mentioned a lack of positions out there in the Fort Worth area. The FW hospitals are Baylor All Saints, John Peter Smith, Harris Methodist, Cooks Children's, Plaza Medical, and that's just in the hospital district, there are certainly more in the immediate suburbs.

But; it could be changing; our census was so low a few weeks ago, our unit laid off many non-licensed positions and it was made known that if the census didn't go up, there would be RN lay-off's coming next. I doubt that will happen now (as our census has risen nicely), but I do anticipate we will not be doing our mass hiring we usually do twice a year.

I just checked the Baylor & Texas Health Resources (they have Harris Methodist, Arlington Mem. & Presbyterian hosps) websites and they both post many many RN positions and several GN positions, though I know Baylor in particular holds a job fair specifically for new grads. Or at least they used to a few years ago when I was first looking for an NICU job.

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Is anyone hiring new grads in a critical care setting?? I know I shouldnt be picky at this stage, but I would really like to orient where I want to be. Im willing to relocate almost anywhere ...I currently live in Birmingham,AL and the job market here is terrible. I graduate May 15, 09 and have no clue as to where I should even look ....SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME THE GOOD NEWS!!!

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blondy2061h has 15 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Oncology.

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We are hiring new grads all over our hospital...

My hospital isn't hiring nurses at all, but most in my area are willing to hire any RN. I still get calls from one hospital system that got my name a year ago when I was still a student.

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Blondy2061h,

Where is that?

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Omaha

Second that... our facility is for sure. I think because we don't have as many nursing programs to churn out as many grads for the region we are in.

(Edited to add) Plus, we have Cancer Centers and Children Centers opening out in the western part of our city, which opens up new spots, and a new hospital in Bellevue, NE... Omaha is growing!

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I think a lot of the distress is coming from the usual states that are in the rust belt, the northeast and upper midwest. The south, primarily GA and FL have have seen the number of nurses actually climb as people from the northeast have moved to the South. Almost all the nurses I have been working with now for the past four months are from the northeast. It is kind of funny, we all sit around and talk about what we miss about being in the North and then we go home and go to the golf course. The darn golf courses are not even open yet in the Northeast. They are still getting snow!:banghead:

There are jobs out there you just have to look for them. I am 52 and been out of clinical for 13 years. I was going to do a nurse refresher because nobody, and I mean nobody, wanted to hire me. I went to a job fair at a little hospital outside the city just to see what it was all about. They hired me on the spot! Giving me an extended orientation and a preceptor for as long as I need it. I love these people! I feel truly blessed. I am going to work on my BSN/MSN and then go back into Nursing Leadership. Faith, hope and persistence will find you a job!:yeah:

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suzy253 is a RN and specializes in Telemetry/Med Surg.

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My hospital isn't hiring anyone at the moment...in fact we're facing layoffs.

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Lindarn,

I saw your post about the Spokane area hiring that you posted the first wk of April.....I am not sure if you are in Spokane or not, but both Sacred Heart and Holy Family which are both Providence Hospitals are in a hiring Freeze right now. I was also told Monday that Kootenai in ID is also doing a hiring freeze which is most likely affecting the residency program as well.

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Jules A is a MSN and specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

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Wow, is the market horrible for new grads! I graduated in May 2008 with my BSN. Got a job in a CVICU and held on to that for four months until I decided to pursue my MSN on a full-time basis. Now I'm looking to get back into hospital work and can't find a job!!! I am willing to relocate anywhere. PM me if you know of any opportunities. Thanks so much!!! :heartbeat

Without knowing the hiring climate in your area I suspect that working for 4 months and quitting doesn't make your resume look the most attractive.

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Lindarn,

I saw your post about the Spokane area hiring that you posted the first wk of April.....I am not sure if you are in Spokane or not, but both Sacred Heart and Holy Family which are both Providence Hospitals are in a hiring Freeze right now. I was also told Monday that Kootenai in ID is also doing a hiring freeze which is most likely affecting the residency program as well.

This is the first that I am hearing about a hiring freeze. You can try Kadlec Medical Center in the Tri Cities area. They are (or were) hiring new grads, and are offering new grad internships. Kootenai also was hiring new grads. I don't know what has happened in the last few weeks. They were all hiring. You could also try Lakeland Village. It is located in Cheney/Medical Lake area. It is a home for the developementally disabled. It is a state job.

I believe that the Fransiscan Health Care in Tacoma was also offering new grad internships. St. Joseph's Hospital to be exact. There are other hospitals in the Tacoma area. Tacoma is located about 25 miles south of Seattle.

Also, Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington, (about 100 miles south of Tacoma, and south of Olympia, right on the border of Washington and Oregon), was also advertising that they had new grad internships.

Hope that helps!

Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN

Spokane, Washington

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