New Grad Hiring??


  • Specializes in Home Health, Case Management, OR. Has 7 years experience.

I am set to graduate in Nov 2009, and will start my job searching around August. I was wondering if anyone could share if their facilities are still hiring new grads or have put a hiring freeze on? I am in the Quad Cities area, and would be willing to travel to Iowa City. My classmates and I are getting very concerned about finding jobs in this economy and our local hospitals are laying people off (not horribly yet, but I worry it will get worse).


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Specializes in Operating Room. Has 2 years experience.

Have you asked or noticed if they are laying off more people who have their ADN? Because I heard our local hospitals here in the QC are trying to hire more RN's with their BSN.


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The BSN is last year's diploma. They are really pushing for them.


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Check in Sioux City, St. Luke's. It's a long ways away, but if you really want a job it is decent place to start. Our ER has >50% market share, and our cardiac business is growing. Cheap cost of living as well.


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Specializes in Home Health, Case Management, OR. Has 7 years experience.

Schurr, this is an old thread I posted. I actually had no problem finding employment. I had 2 interviews and was hired on last one. Have been working as a RN for 10 1/2 months now in home health. I decided hospital work was not for me, especially with being a mom with a 1 year old, so I ventured outside the box and had great success! I love my job!


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Shoot, I should really pay closer attention to the dates of the post. Good luck!


I am currently in my last semester of nursing school in Tucson, AZ. I am looking to relocate to Bettendorf, IA after I graduate. Do you have any advice on obtaining a job for a new grad before I graduate. I am also wondering how the interstate compact would work? Can I apply for my license in IA, before I actually reside there?:nurse:

Thank you so much for any advice,



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Specializes in Gerontology, nursing education.

Donna, here's a link to the Iowa Board of Nursing. There are links on the home page that should help answer your questions.

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