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Thats it! I'm moving...where can i get a job?!

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by Nire83 Nire83 (New Member) New Member

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i live in extremely saturated area in the north east. i have experience in emergency medicine as an emt, have worked in a doctors office for 6 years as an ma going through nursing school, and worked as a nursing aid in a big hospital on many floors (icu, maternity, med surg, pedi) for a year before graduating with my bsn. i cant find a freakin job!!!! the hospital i was at would not hire a new grad, period. so, i took a job as a nurse working at a doctor’s office. i've been out of school for almost a year now and still have not had so much as a call back. i kid you not but i must have applied for over 500+ jobs. not just hospitals but i’ve applied to rehab centers, ambulatory care clinics, hospice positions and visiting nurses. i'm working with staffing agencies and have called travel nursing companies. i am petrified that as this year anniversary comes up i’m going to become the "old grad" with no experience that will be stuck working in a doctor’s office forever. i have a young family and my husband had an amazing job but we've decided to bite the bullet and move wherever we need to move so i can get that 1 year med/surg experience that every position is looking for.

point me in the right direction ladies and gents. i know that with a little bit of training i could really hit the ground running. i will do anything, work any shift on any floor. help!

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JBudd has 38 years experience as a MSN and works as a ED nurse, community college adjunct faculty.

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Have you looked out west here?

I can't seem to send you a PM

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I've tried looking on indeed.com but a lot of the ads are spam. I was hoping to pick an area, look up all the facilities and apply directly through their websites.

wonder why my pms dont work...hmmm?

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Argo has 10 years experience and works as a OR RN - Traveler!.

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This place is about 2.5 hours from san antonio. They keep calling me with HUGE offers to work there and HUGE sign on bonuses. They are always hiring and have new grad jobs posted ALWAYS. https://www.fortduncanmedicalcenter.com/Employment/New-RN-Grads I have no affiliation with them what so ever but if it helps you then thats good. I would not live in that region. If you decided to go there I would just have your husband and kids live in San Antonio and drive to work your 3 12 hour shifts on back to back days..... Stay in a hotel or apartment across from the hospital between shifts. They have offered Baylor plans in the past, working 2 16 hour shifts on the weekend and getting paid for 40 hours.

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kool-aide, RN has 5 years experience and works as a New grad RN, CNA of 5 years.

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Try Indianapolis. The hospitals here hire new grads all the time.

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Argo, why would you not live in that region? I am not familiar with it. Is it a safety issue? I am single and do not have much resuorces. I am willing to move but don't want to jump into the fire. Thanks.

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General E. Speaking, RN works as a ICU nurse (finally).

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This place is about 2.5 hours from san antonio. They keep calling me with HUGE offers to work there and HUGE sign on bonuses. They are always hiring and have new grad jobs posted ALWAYS. https://www.fortduncanmedicalcenter.com/Employment/New-RN-Grads I have no affiliation with them what so ever but if it helps you then thats good. I would not live in that region. If you decided to go there I would just have your husband and kids live in San Antonio and drive to work your 3 12 hour shifts on back to back days..... Stay in a hotel or apartment across from the hospital between shifts. They have offered Baylor plans in the past, working 2 16 hour shifts on the weekend and getting paid for 40 hours.

Be careful about some of these "huge" sign on bonuses. They are there for a reason. Many times the nurses are given unsafe assignments and deplorable working conditions. I have worked with a couple of nurses who came from The Valley in Texas and they had horror stories to tell. They were thankful when their commitment was finally up and they still had a license.

I understand you want to work somewhere and are desperate but you want to keep that license you worked so hard to get.

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Argo has 10 years experience and works as a OR RN - Traveler!.

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I would live in the area personally but the education system is not great there and it is somewhat rural. I would rather my kids be in a place with better education and my spouse be in a more urban/suburban area.

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crb613 has 7 years experience.

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Check out Ky they are hiring!

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