Jobs in Boston

  1. Just a quick poll out there...is it possible for newish nurses to get a job in Boston? Anyone have an experience/comments about this? I recently moved to the Boston area from Detroit where I worked for 6mo in acute care/telemetry (my first job as a nurse) and I've been having a great deal of trouble finding a job. I've been networking like crazy, but nothing has come my way. Anyone have recommendations? Thanks!
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  3. by   icuRNmaggie
    Try Lahey Clinic and Northshore in Salem.
  4. by   KelRN215
    Do you have a BSN? If not, good luck finding anything in any of the hospitals in the city. Are you in the city or outside of it? I agree to look at community hospitals but steer clear of anything with the name "Steward" attached to it.
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    Moved to the MA state forum
  6. by   WookieeRN
    I really hope you at least have a BSN. Even with the BSN, it will be tough. Definitely don't just apply at hospitals, apply everywhere you can.
  7. by   CTnewgrad826
    I know new grads that got jobs at tufts, MGH, Boston children's...however these girls did clinical or had internships here. It's a tough area to get a job as a new nurse but at least you have some experience. I'd definitely look on the outskirts of the city though, northshore area has some great facilities as one poster mentioned.
  8. by   briRN boston
    Like the others have mentioned, having your BSN makes a huge difference. As a new grad myself it took me about 6 months to find my first position, and I am at a rehab. Hopefully I can move into a hospital after I get a year of experience under my belt. I would not waste your time applying to the major hospitals in downtown, they normally want some experience, and when they do hire new grads it's normally internally or because they did their clinicals there. Try community hospitals, Steward owned hospitals are taking some new grads/ minimal experience. However, I have found that the majority of the hospitals are filling the few new graduate positions they have with internal employees. This is probably one of the worst areas to be a new graduate nurse, look at rehab hospitals. Best of luck, I know how frustrating it is.
  9. by   MissM.RN
    Boston nurses, how long did it take (roughly) from the time you applied to a particular hospital job to the time you finally heard back from HR or the nurse manager? I am BSN/experienced. thanks in advance for any insight you can offer. it seems slow...hopefully i'm worrying over nothing
  10. by   AnnieOaklyRN
    Quote from MissM.RN
    Boston nurses, how long did it take (roughly) from the time you applied to a particular hospital job to the time you finally heard back from HR or the nurse manager? I am BSN/experienced. thanks in advance for any insight you can offer. it seems slow...hopefully i'm worrying over nothing
    Hi MissM,

    I recently interviewed for a position in Boston hospital for an R.N. position in a pediatric critical care area. I have experience as an ER nurse and NO BSN, but I still got an interview. I am set to graduate with my BSN in December 2015, which is probably why I got the interview though.

    Anyway.... I applied end of December, contacted for an interview about three weeks later . Interviewed three weeks later after initial contact from HR at the beginning of this month. Heard from HR last week that they still have not made a hiring decision yet... I know it takes longer at Boston hospitals because they are just so large and busy, lots for HR to do. The wait is really killing me though!!!

    Depends on what hospital I think too on how long it takes. I interviewed a couple times at another Boston hospital a few years ago and they were really quick with things...

    I hope you get an interview for whatever you applied for! Just have to be patient though... will be worth the wait!

    Annie

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