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Job market for new grad

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HI everyone, I'm a new grad ( RN ADN) from CA. Could someone please tell me about the job market ( hospitals, sub-acute, SNF, LTC, rehab) for new grad in Seattle+surrounding areas; Tacoma as well ?

Thanks a bunch.

JLoya

Specializes in IR, Cardiac Tele,Burns, Peds Trauma & ER. Has 12 years experience.

As a New Grad BSN in Seattle, all I have to say is pack plenty of patience. There are a significant number of nursing schools in a tightly packed region who just graduated large cohorts of eager folks. In the hospital setting, most, not all positions are given preference to BSN applicants. Some ADNs have been hired, but most hospitals now require you to commit to completing the BSN sometimes within 5 years. I know nothing about sub-acute, LTC or SNF placements for ADNs. I have several friends who completed their ADN a year before me and had to take sub-par new grad jobs while completing the ADN to BSN bridge.

Good luck on your move. sorry if I was too harsh.

As JLoya said, it is a difficult job market here with a definite preference towards BSNs, especially in the Seattle area. There is a freeze for some hospitals in hiring that makes it hard as new grads, and they essentially overlook ADNs unless you have an in with someone (this is the sense that I've gotten in this whole process and have heard from fellow classmates)

I graduated with my ADN in March and of my class of 26, about a third to half are employed, with most of those in home health. Those who got hospital jobs had previously worked in their facilities as techs or CNAs.

I think as a new grad ADN, you will have a better chance in looking at Ltc and snf, especially outside of seattle - south seems to be more ADN friendly.

all I can say is just apply, apply, apply! And don't get discouraged!

tokmom, BSN, RN

Specializes in Certified Med/Surg tele, and other stuff. Has 30 years experience.

As a New Grad BSN in Seattle, all I have to say is pack plenty of patience. There are a significant number of nursing schools in a tightly packed region who just graduated large cohorts of eager folks. In the hospital setting, most, not all positions are given preference to BSN applicants. Some ADNs have been hired, but most hospitals now require you to commit to completing the BSN sometimes within 5 years. I know nothing about sub-acute, LTC or SNF placements for ADNs. I have several friends who completed their ADN a year before me and had to take sub-par new grad jobs while completing the ADN to BSN bridge.

Good luck on your move. sorry if I was too harsh.

I'm curious what a sub par job is?

tokmom, BSN, RN

Specializes in Certified Med/Surg tele, and other stuff. Has 30 years experience.

OP,

Don't get discouraged. There are new grad ADN jobs in the south sound (South of Valley Medical Center). Franciscan Health Services does not appear to care of nurses are ADN or BSN prepared. However, you do have to get into a new grad orientation.

Heck, we just hired 3 new ADN grads last year at our hospital.