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Since there is a nursing shortage out there does anyone know of hospitals or offices being partial to hire based on where a new grad has earned her/his title from? Or, could the employer be so greatful to hire since there is a need to be fulfilled. Just curious.
I'm in the triangle area of NC- lots of research universities and hospitals around here. I attend a small community college an hour north of here. Several of us applied to various floors and units at a very well-known and respected research hospital. A couple of us got great jobs in high-demand areas (PICU, Peds BMT, CTICU); however, a few others who interviewed just a few weeks later were told they couldn't interview, as all new grad positions had been filled, while new grads from other schools were getting interviews. One woman in my class, who already has a doctorate in another field, interviewed in the MICU in this same hospital. She was turned down for that job, but hired for MICU stepdown- the manager said she didn't like our school's program, so she wouldn't hire new grads into her ICU from it.
I can only speak for my geographic area, but I'll be interested to see what others think. I work with a lot of travellers from all over the US, and most say their first jobs were practically thrown into their laps, regardless of where they went to school. It would be really interesting to hear what managers have to say on this subject!