Jobs for New Grads in Michigan

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Hello ......Does anybody express there recent experience regarding hiring of New Grads. How is the current job market in michigan ? your response would be appreciated. thanks

I'm a new grad and having great difficulty landing an interview let alone getting hired. Due to the economy, most hospitals in the Metro-Detroit area have hiring freezes. Most new grads from my school that have jobs either work for that hospital, have connections or have clinical experience as a NA, tech, etc. I hate to say it but the job market is very bleek at this time.

oguesswhat

441 Posts

Specializes in Med/Surg.

Ha yep I agree with her...I am about to have my 1st interview soon. And it is the only hospital who has called me back!

Specializes in Psychiatry.

Very slim pickings, even on the west side of the state...

meher

9 Posts

Thanks for the input. I guess eventually it is going to be better for RN's. But right now I cannot imagine myself without a job after spending appx 40K as tutions for second degree BSc Nursing program.

I know exactly what you mean. Hopefully recruitment will start increasing by fall. I'm wondering if my chances would be better once I pass boards. Hopefully things will turn around soon. Hang in there because your not alone by a long shot.

CandyGyrl

196 Posts

I just brought up a similar topic in the General Nusing student discussion boards-- thats where I like to hang out these days. And yes there is almost sort of a halt in the hiring of nurses in local hospitals that were once in critical need. People I know that have been NA's turned externs on the same floor for 3-4 years, externs, now looking for internship are being told that there will be no hiring interns because when they do hire for an RN position they're looking for experienced nurses only. SOOOO many new grads having a difficult time getting their foot in the door without prior connections or sources. Its really quite dissapointing.

People I know that have been NA's turned externs on the same floor for 3-4 years, externs, now looking for internship are being told that there will be no hiring interns because when they do hire for an RN position they're looking for experienced nurses only.

OMG, what hospital? You would think they would have a better chance .

Gee, I wonder how that's working out for them - Using the economy to demand experience but yet job postings are still open months later. :icon_roll I understand certain areas require experience but not all. New grads will never aquire the experience they are demanding if we aren't granted the opportunity. This is very frustrating!!!

CandyGyrl

196 Posts

OMG, what hospital? You would think they would have a better chance .

Gee, I wonder how that's working out for them - Using the economy to demand experience but yet job postings are still open months later. :icon_roll I understand certain areas require experience but not all. New grads will never aquire the experience they are demanding if we aren't granted the opportunity. This is very frustrating!!!

I won't say what hospital, but as far as having a better chance... my sentiments exactly. I didn't even work for them, and was unable to land a job as an extern... so I had to take a job as a NA which is fine, but I wonder if they weren't even able to land something... what does that mean for me? Me-- who has less than six months experience ever working in a hospital period.

NightOwl0624

536 Posts

Did any of you receive the state of Michigan nursing scholarship? What really bugs me is that you have one year to begin working (in Michigan) in order to fulfill the requirement. Otherwise it becomes a loan and you have to start paying it back. I know several people who got these scholarships.

It was given with the assumption that the state of Michigan has such a severe shortage of nurses that they started giving scholarships to encourage new nursing grads. Now nursing grads can't find jobs. Nice.

Happynursing

19 Posts

Hi everyone,

Right now in Michigan, RN job is hard to find. Due to many manager using the economy to hire more experienced nurse. I just had an interview couple days ago and this manger was really telling me how the reality of nursing is now. I just move here from California. It is crazy in California and it is crazy in Michigan. I wonder which state is good now to go.

4treasures

41 Posts

i graduated 2 months ago, and am still looking. I have my license now, and I did recieve the MI nursing scholarship. I wish they were offering to help me find a job. I am not being picky, and I am applying everywhere I see I am qualified. I am getting really tired of trying to explain to people who think there is a great need for nurses that I cannot find a job.

All I can do is keep applying and praying.

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