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    Just thought I wuold throw this out there in case any of you have any connections in the Pennsylvania area. My son Ryan just graduated Aug 5th with his BSN and already passed his boards.. he is applying EVERYWHERE but many of the hopitals are on hiring freezes with the economy or they want 2 years of hospital experience? ANY TIPS or suggestions.. I have heard its all about who you know? He has a couple good leads so far but naturally wants to get working ASAP...

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    If he can move here I have a few relatives and friends who are RNs.

    And wow your son chose nursing!? I bet you he's going to be in demand soon enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by savemejeebus View Post
    If he can move here I have a few relatives and friends who are RNs.

    And wow your son chose nursing!? I bet you he's going to be in demand soon enough.
    Yes we are SO proud.. he is a childhood SURVIVOR of cancer! he wants to in his words " pay it forward and help others"

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    Yes we are SO proud.. he is a childhood SURVIVOR of cancer! he wants to in his words " pay it forward and help others"
    Awww! Wait is he the one who looked after Duke when he had a stomach bug recently? You did everything right momma! lol.
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    Awww! Wait is he the one who looked after Duke when he had a stomach bug recently? You did everything right momma! lol.
    Yep!! He is a gem!!

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    I'm and RN and it does help to know people. They are always hiring in nursing homes right away, that way he can get some experience while searching for a better paying job. It'll also give him some insurance. I was a CNA before I became a nurse, and got a job in the hospital as a CNA first. But, of course my MIL put in good words about me too. Tell him good job!!! It's hard schooling, and before he knows it, he'll be on the upswing in the job market.
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    Good for him, that's just great and congrats to him for passing. Hope he will find work soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldog family View Post
    I'm and RN and it does help to know people. They are always hiring in nursing homes right away, that way he can get some experience while searching for a better paying job. It'll also give him some insurance. I was a CNA before I became a nurse, and got a job in the hospital as a CNA first. But, of course my MIL put in good words about me too. Tell him good job!!! It's hard schooling, and before he knows it, he'll be on the upswing in the job market.
    Thanks.. someone had mentioned the nursing homes but alot of them even say they want experience.. I know he will land himself a good job he is just getting ansy.. but its only been 3 weeks!

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    If he has put in apps at all the hospitals, call them a couple times a week. The squeeky wheel gets noticed.
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    You must be Filipino if... almost half of your family are nurses and the other half are physical therapists... lol!

    My sister is also a BSN - graduated in the Philippines. She passed the NCLEX, migrated to the US, and started working for an agency for 2 years (she signed up with the agency and the agency finds her a job) to gain experience. After her 2 year contract with the agency was up, she moved to Houston where there is a high demand for nurses. She has scoliosis so she is very picky with her job - can't be a floor nurse. Her BSN degree got her a sit-down management job at the hospital that paid really good money on top of a $60,000 sign-on bonus.

    My cousin just got a job in Houston too - just this past July. Seems like they are still hiring a bunch of nurses. I have another cousin who is a travel nurse. She loves it. She works with an agency who finds her 6-month contracts everywhere. She's been to almost every state in the US. I have another cousin who is a BSN and works as a case manager for Blue Cross health insurance company. And I have another cousin who is a BSN that works as a clinical researcher for a biomedical company.

    So yeah... it's not just hospitals and the like. They're everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anatess View Post
    You must be Filipino if... almost half of your family are nurses and the other half are physical therapists... lol!

    My sister is also a BSN - graduated in the Philippines. She passed the NCLEX, migrated to the US, and started working for an agency for 2 years (she signed up with the agency and the agency finds her a job) to gain experience. After her 2 year contract with the agency was up, she moved to Houston where there is a high demand for nurses. She has scoliosis so she is very picky with her job - can't be a floor nurse. Her BSN degree got her a sit-down management job at the hospital that paid really good money on top of a $60,000 sign-on bonus.

    My cousin just got a job in Houston too - just this past July. Seems like they are still hiring a bunch of nurses. I have another cousin who is a travel nurse. She loves it. She works with an agency who finds her 6-month contracts everywhere. She's been to almost every state in the US. I have another cousin who is a BSN and works as a case manager for Blue Cross health insurance company. And I have another cousin who is a BSN that works as a clinical researcher for a biomedical company.

    So yeah... it's not just hospitals and the like. They're everywhere!
    well that's motivating! thanks.. I told him to look into the travel nurse idea..

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    I have a friend that is with an agency too and she travels to "fill in" she loves it!

    My son just left for school and he also wants to be a RN. He received a full-ride band scholarship to Mississippi . I think it is VERY cool!

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