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Name hospitals/SNF or states that are hiring new grads

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Good Morning everyone I just wanted to start a thread with a current list for us new grads to reference. Please list any hospitals, SNF, facilities or states that are currently hiring new grads. Thank you

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estrellaCR has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in OB, Pediatrics, Maternal/Child Health.

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Look on indeed.com....hundreds of new jobs are posted daily for RN. For new grad you can apply to all that do not state experience required (if it says only preferred then apply). Look up all facilities u want to work for and look at the jobs sections on their website.

As for states where there are jobs...I have seen some people on this forum posting about North Dakota...so try any state that may not be popular to live in such as ND..Montana, Idaho, etc. Or if its a popular state try rural areas. I also heard of people getting hired quick in rural PA and upstate NY (Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse, Elmira, and rural areas upstate). Cities are the most difficult as everyone wants to life in a city and they are flooding the facilities in cities with applications. You can still try to app though...because you never know.

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equalme has 4 years experience as a BSN, LPN, RN and specializes in Cardiac.

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Keep in mind that over half the jobs available aren't even listed on popular sites like indeed and glassdoor. I searched for the closes SNF to my house and just showed up in person and asked if they were currently hiring LVNs; I was dressed business casual and presented myself well groomed. You could get lucky enough and bump into the staff coordinator or DON and hopefully you catch their attention and possibly get an interview right then and there. Make sure to have ALL your paperwork ready at any given notice (cover sheet, resume, license, SS card, immunization records including ppd or chest xray, bls/acls, etc). I guess I got pretty lucky as a new grad but that worked for me and the DON actually preferred someone with experience too.

Just make sure to be confident in yourself but also not to be scared to ask questions. They know you are a new grad and are hoping you ask as many questions as possible regardless of how stupid it might be...they are there to guide you but it is up to yourself to grow from it.

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Thank you. That's very true. Thats what I started doing recently. Hopefully I see some results

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iPink has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, Postpartum.

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Start emailing potential managers and apply everywhere. If you limit where you apply, the longer it will take you to land a job. Good luck!

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Thank you for your response and well wishes. I currently work in home health I just really want to work in a more acute setting but I'm starting to see it might not be my time yet. I've tried emailing managers, going in person and using all my contacts in a lot of hospital but nothing has worked out so far. Most of my friends have jobs and most had contacts. I'm also 21 with no true experience so I'm building myself from the bottom. A lot of my classmates are doing 2nd career changes so they have ample experience and BS in other fields so that could be the reason. It's discouraging. I graduated December and passed the NCLEX in February 2014. I am currently working on my RN-BSN. I made this thread because I'm ready to move from Florida to get that acute experience but I don't know where to move and ofcourse I spend countless hours researching but I don't know what state to invest in.

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iPink has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, Postpartum.

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Thank you for your response and well wishes. I currently work in home health I just really want to work in a more acute setting but I'm starting to see it might not be my time yet. I've tried emailing managers, going in person and using all my contacts in a lot of hospital but nothing has worked out so far. Most of my friends have jobs and most had contacts. I'm also 21 with no true experience so I'm building myself from the bottom. A lot of my classmates are doing 2nd career changes so they have ample experience and BS in other fields so that could be the reason. It's discouraging. I graduated December and passed the NCLEX in February 2014. I am currently working on my RN-BSN. I made this thread because I'm ready to move from Florida to get that acute experience but I don't know where to move and ofcourse I spend countless hours researching but I don't know what state to invest in.
My previous career and degree in a different field did NOT help me in landing my first RN job in acute care. I did get the help from a contact. Networking goes along way.

Don't give up.

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ruralnurse84 has 3 years experience and specializes in LTC, Rural, OB.

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As long as you don't have a problem going rural, look for jobs in small hospitals. The awesome thing about that is you get a little bit of everything. I've been in LTC for the last month and I'm switching to the acute care in the same medical center next month. I graduated in June.

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DatMurse has 3 years experience and specializes in Hematology/Oncology.

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st Alexius North Dakota hires RNs in almost every position. Its an up to date hospital and the highest level of care in ND(I would say)

Sanford in ND hires BSN-RNs

shoot me a message if you want some more info

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