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Moving to Boston

Has 7 years experience.

Hi Nursing Family!

I just received my BSN and I am excited! I was an LPN for 6 years and an ASN RN for 1 year before earning my BSN this month! Currently, I live in Houston, TX and I am ready to go! I am originally from NY and I would like to move to Boston, MA for the New Year 2021. I have LTC and sub acute - I do not have any hospital experience as an RN - YET. Does anyone have any suggestions and/or tips for me? Where can I apply to work? where do I live safely (I do not have family in Massachusetts)? I heard great things about nursing in Boston and I want to experience all the great opportunities Boston has to offer. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Mrs.D., BSN

Specializes in Medical cardiology. Has 2 years experience.

Hey, CONGRATS on your new degree. I’m not in Boston, but I’m in Mass at an acute care hospital. When we’ve hired RNs with only 0-2 years acute rehab/LTC experience, we consider them new grads and they go into that program-which is actually so helpful for them. I was hired straight from college, but we were oriented together. They were much more confident because of the new grad program. I love that my hospital is willing to do that for them.

So maybe look for new grad programs? Good luck!

ineedachange1, BSN, RN

Has 7 years experience.

Thank you @Mrs.D. I am excited to start a new chapter in my life next year in Massachusetts....I just hope I can find a job

Alzsunrise, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency/Trauma. Has 6 years experience.

I think you have a good shot at getting into a med/surg floor in a hospital.  Almost every hospital around Boston requires a BSN (which you have), but you let experience is based on RN experience- which you have a year of.  I think that year will give you an edge over New Grads.   I work for Beth Israel and I know they hire Clinical Nurse I which require less experience and are typically for less acute floors and Clinical Nurse II (More experienced/acute care).  I think this is a good system because it gives people with less experience a better chance since they are applying with other people with similar experience.  You could also consider community hospitals affiliated with a big Boston hospital.  It makes you an internal candidate and if you want to transfer into Boston later, you have an advantage.  
 

There is a massive number of hospitals in the Boston area so it becomes a number game.  I would get all your info together and just apply for anything that appeals to you.  You prob won’t hear from some bc they get so many applications but all you need is a few.  
 

Here are some hospitals in the Boston area you can look for job postings on:

Beth Israel Boston

Boston Medical Center

Tufts Medical Center

Massachusetts General Hospital 

Brigham and Women’s

Faulker Hospital 

St Elizabeth’s Medical Center 

Community hospitals not far outside the city worth considering:

Beth Israel Needham

Beth Israel Milton

Newton Wellesley Hospital

Cambridge Health Alliance (three locations)

Mount Auburn Hospital

Winchester Hospital

Melrose-Wakefield Hospital

Lahey Hospital Burlington

Salem Hospital/North Shore Medical Center

Emerson Hospital 

South Shore Hospital 

A little farther out but by the ocean:

Anna Jacques Hospital

Addison Gilbert

Beth Israel Plymouth 

Tobey Hospital

 

As you can see, there are tons of them.  Just start applying!

 

I hope this helps some!

ineedachange1, BSN, RN

Has 7 years experience.

@Alzsunrise THANK YOU SOOOOO VERY MUCH FOR THIS VALUABLE INFORMATION!  I appreciate it so much.  I will take your advise and start applying because I would ideally like to be in Massachusetts no later than the 1st quarter of next year (2021).  Thank you again! 😀🤗 

hopefulRN'17, ASN, BSN, RN

Has 2 years experience.

On 9/2/2020 at 8:25 AM, Alzsunrise said:

I think you have a good shot at getting into a med/surg floor in a hospital.  Almost every hospital around Boston requires a BSN (which you have), but you let experience is based on RN experience- which you have a year of.  I think that year will give you an edge over New Grads.   I work for Beth Israel and I know they hire Clinical Nurse I which require less experience and are typically for less acute floors and Clinical Nurse II (More experienced/acute care).  I think this is a good system because it gives people with less experience a better chance since they are applying with other people with similar experience.  You could also consider community hospitals affiliated with a big Boston hospital.  It makes you an internal candidate and if you want to transfer into Boston later, you have an advantage.  
 

There is a massive number of hospitals in the Boston area so it becomes a number game.  I would get all your info together and just apply for anything that appeals to you.  You prob won’t hear from some bc they get so many applications but all you need is a few.  
 

Here are some hospitals in the Boston area you can look for job postings on:

Beth Israel Boston

Boston Medical Center

Tufts Medical Center

Massachusetts General Hospital 

Brigham and Women’s

Faulker Hospital 

St Elizabeth’s Medical Center 

Community hospitals not far outside the city worth considering:

Beth Israel Needham

Beth Israel Milton

Newton Wellesley Hospital

Cambridge Health Alliance (three locations)

Mount Auburn Hospital

Winchester Hospital

Melrose-Wakefield Hospital

Lahey Hospital Burlington

Salem Hospital/North Shore Medical Center

Emerson Hospital 

South Shore Hospital 

A little farther out but by the ocean:

Anna Jacques Hospital

Addison Gilbert

Beth Israel Plymouth 

Tobey Hospital

 

As you can see, there are tons of them.  Just start applying!

 

I hope this helps some!

The Faulker, BI Plymouth, and BI Milton are hiring for sure.  Norwood might still be closed d/t flood.  South Shore is also hiring as well. 

😃

Edited by hopefulRN'17

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