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New RN's do you have a job yet?

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by pat8585 pat8585 (New Member) New Member

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How are your prospects looking? Should we believe that healthcare is booming?

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I finished school in September and got a casual job on the unit I did my final focus. However this is in Alberta, Canada. I'm not sure about the situation in the States. I am sure I've seen other people talking about this in other forums though. I suggest you look around.... maybe in the new grad section. Good luck.

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Double-Helix has 6 years experience and works as a Nurse, Children's Hospital.

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I was fortunate enough to be hired before I graduated school. I still have to take and pass boards, but I'll be starting in a PICU as soon as I do. I filled out upwards of 100 applications in the few months before graduation, but limited to mostly pediatric areas, since I really wanted to work in peds. It took me several months to get an interview, and finally got two interviews in the same hospital. I was offered the job on the spot for the PICU position.

Healthcare isn't booming yet. There are still a lot of experienced nurses out of work, part time nurses picking up full time hours to make up the financial difference, nurses holding off retirement until the economy improves, many people unemployed without insurance who aren't seeking care, and a lot of elective surgeries postponed until the patients can afford it. Hopefully it turns soon.

Good luck to everyone!

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haunani has 5 years experience and works as a RN, RNC-MNN.

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I graduate in 2 weeks and have a job lined up. I applied to 4 hospitals (the 5th still doesn't have any openings posted) and got hired at my top choice facility. I'm one of the lucky ones.

So far, we have about 15-20 people in our class of 55 with jobs lined up. At least 2 of us have jobs out of state (IL and VT).

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Kringe38 works as a Medical transcriptionist.

4,787 Visitors; 188 Posts

No job yet, and it's making me really blue. :crying2:

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I have to take my boards still, but I have a job as well.

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Seas has 4 years experience and works as a RN, MSN.

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I have a job at med-surg/telemetry floor. It was the first and only hospital/position I applied for, and I got it.

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I don't have the deals finalized in writing but I have a few very strong job possibilities. I can't take NCLEX until at least the second half of June, so signing on for a job is still premature for me.

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16,055 Visitors; 360 Posts

Sounds like there are more positives than negatives, for a change! Maybe I should go on for

my RN.

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Congrats to all of you! Can't wait for my turn next year

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