Which states hire new grads?

  1. I know this has been asked several times before, but I haven't seen any recent ones so I thought I'd give it a shot.

    Which states are hiring new grads? I have a BSN and I'm willing to move anywhere.

    I live in Southern California currently and the job market here is tough.
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  3. by   Multicollinearity
    Many areas of New Mexico are hiring.
  4. by   eturner7
    This hospital is always looking for RN graduates.

    New RN Grads | Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center
  5. by   SummitRN
    It isn't so much a state as what part of what states. I hear parts TX, NM, and ND are hiring.

    I hear the worst for NGs are CA, CO, HI, as a whole plus the metro areas of East Coast.
  6. by   Twinmom06
    northeastern PA (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre north to the NY border) hires new grads...Philly doesn't - not sure about Pittsburgh
  7. by   marcos9999
    Hospitals that are still hiring new grads are usually located in remote areas where no one wants to go to. When I decided to get out of CA I contacted these small rural hospitals in TX, NV, ND, SD and got an immediate response. I then decided to fine comb CA and found one hospital, perhaps in the most remote are in the state and got a job there. It's kind of though to live here away from home but way better then being unemployed and it's beautiful over here too. I am happy that I didn't have to move out of state which I think is harder to anyone. Good luck!
  8. by   hakunamatataRN
    MO, Saint Louis, is pretty new grad friendly. It's still "tough" b/c it's a metropolitan area, but if you network and give yourself a few weeks, you'll likely find something. I graduated in April and I have two jobs already, one with the State and one at a major teaching hospital here.

    My sights were set on No Cal, but same situation as you. Luckily, I'm halfway through my first year experience. It's rough though.
  9. by   tigerlogic
    I've heard Alaska...
  10. by   Ms.MayaRN
    Is all about who you know. I hear Lousiana hires new grad , Brooklyn also hires new grads but is all about who you know.
    Last edit by Ms.MayaRN on Nov 18, '12 : Reason: grammar
  11. by   CP2013
    North and South Dakota.

    Go for the rural areas! There are places in Florida that still offer sign on bonuses! Some for new grads. All because the area needs competent nurses willing to stay in a rural area.
  12. by   paRN12
    I'm a new grad RN from PA and a lot of my friends who just graduated already have new grad RN jobs at hospitals in Pittsburgh and Philly. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia definitely hires new grads and some of the hospitals outside of Philly do too because that's where my friends are working. I'm living in Hawaii now and not having any luck finding a nursing job
  13. by   perioddrama
    I hear 'ya. CA as a whole stinks.

    ND is definitely hiring. Too bad they have snow and freezing temperatures... a drastic change for a Californian.

    Good luck in your job hunt!
  14. by   Ms.MayaRN