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areas needing nurses?

Hi all,

I'm a new grad with a BSN living in Portland OR.  Unfortunately in my city, there are 8 schools that graduate new nurses, 4 of which convey BSNs.  There are of course several hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, rehabs, jails, etc. But the applicant pool is pretty big at the moment.   Although I'm only one month into the job search, and not being picky about positions,  I have only had one phone interview that went no where.  I graduated Magna cum Laude, have 4 years acute care experience as a CNA and have done several community health and other types of volunteer work.  I think that I may be looking to relocate.  

I'm just curious if you live in an area that seems to need nurses?  Or if you know of a city/region that is less saturated than the Pac. NW?  Any advice or online resources you can direct me to would be hugely appreciated.

(x-posted to cynical_nurse.)


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Jul. 8th, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
Good luck. I'm an lvn who has deferred admittance to the rn program I'm accepted into. I have a good job in medical research in clinical trials. Im terrified of leaving my paying job for a risky proposition. Here in the sf bay there are NO jobs for new grads. I know people that have been looking 2 years and had 1 interview in that time. Its bad out there.

Congress just approved to allow 20k nurses to enter the US from the Phillipines, too. An oversaturated market is now doubly so, yet the media says there are job shortages. Good luck.
Jul. 8th, 2012 07:40 pm (UTC)
I'm in Jacksonville, FL and in a similar situation. I ended up taking a position in a nursing home (start tomorrow!) and so far the only people scoring hospital jobs are those that already worked in the hospital in other positions or have a family member there.

From what I hear, rural areas need nurses, Also Las Vegas, the midwest, and certain areas of California.

Jul. 8th, 2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
Not true for CA. Used to be you could leave up here for SoCal. Not any longer.
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