I have worked in a community hospital 15 miles north of Boston for 6 years. When I graduated from NS in Dec 2009, I had hoped that there may be a job for me by June or so. No such luck! Not only are they not hiring new grads- they are going to be laying off 75 -100 employees in the next 5 weeks. They are getting rid of the CNA's that are graduating NS too. I will be included in this new policy. It stinks and I am so upset about it. I love my hospital but I guess my loyalty means nothing.
I am lucky though to have a per diem RN position at a Nursing home in Somerville, but the pay is on the low end and it is not what I thought I'd be doing as a new grad.
I hat to admit it, but at this moment nursing school was the biggest mistake of my life. My credit went down the drain, I can't afford health insurance (but I make too much to get state aid) and I have no money.