Hello all. I am not a nurse, but my fiance is and Wichita is one of the places that we may be moving to this summer because of my job. Since we may have a partial say in the matter I am trying to find out as much as I can about the nursing job market in the Wichita area to make an informed decision on whether it would be a good place for her to hopefully find what she wants to do as well.
To give you a little bit of background about her, when we move she will have 1 year experience in ICU (I think kind of MICU + SICU combined) at a Dallas/Ft-Worth hospital. She also will have had some advanced training, and I believe preceptor training as well. She has her BSN.
What does the job market in Wichita look like? I know she would definitely prefer to stay in critical care, if at all possible. I've done some preliminary research and found that the biggest hospitals in the area are Wesley and Via Christi. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Jan 26, '12
I can speak only as an upcoming nursing graduate, but landing the first job is becoming quite difficult in this area. We are saturated with nursing programs and many new grads are having a difficult time. Pretty much have to take whatever unit and whatever shift is available. Probably not what you wanted to hear.