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by NYpedsgal NYpedsgal (Member)

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Trying to move to NYC after graduation at end of year. Any advice for a new grad trying to land a job from afar?(the south) Job fairs, recruiters, etc? How do people do this...and how much can a full time new grad BSN nurse really afford on an apt?

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KellNY is a RN and specializes in High Risk In Patient OB/GYN.

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There are plenty of job fairs in NYC and Long Island, and most of them are very large. Advance and Spectrum hold job fairs in Madison Square Garden pretty regularly, and that's literally right above Penn Station (one of the hubs for public transportation)

Yes, a BSN can afford an apartment in the city, but it will be small and hard to find and not in a ritzy Times Square loft. Now, native NYers don't consider the Bronx/Brooklyn/Queens/Staten Island to be "the city". Having said that, it's *cheaper in those boroughs than manhattan (*in general).

Long Island has a lower cost of living and good pay (around $60-66k/yr for nights at most places), and is close enough to NYC that you could easily take frequent day trips. Or live in western nassau and work in the city.

Could you try a travel assignment in NYC after getting some experience? Great pay, and you can get a feel for if you like it here--at the same time maybe apply and interview around town for a permanent position if you do like it.

Or if you may be interested in Long Island, Southampton Hospital (yes, in the Hamptons) has summer positions and also has housing available. You'd be minutes from the beach, and about an hour and a half train ride to NYC.

Best of Luck

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