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Old 02-16-2012, 09:39 PM
 
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Months and months? No. But you may not get something immediately. However, you do have a BSN which may help you get the job over an ASN that just got cranked out of Trident Tech. All depends on how well you interview and if you have clinical experience as a tech. Check out all of the hospitals websites - their job postings are up to date.
I've applied to most of the hospitals, but not heard anything back..afraid it may be that I don't have a SC license/address
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:41 PM
 
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As a new grad, I suggest getting some experience on a med surg floor for at least a year.. and then you can spread your wings and venture out. A good year getting your skills down is so important.
I plan on it, want to get that year in Charleston though!
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:28 AM
 
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I am also an RN who recently moved here from NJ. I agree that you should have a job BEFORE moving but I was applying for SC employment before we moved and just wasn't hearing anything back. Now that I am here (with a SC license) the job search is moving along well. I do have many years of experience so really can't speak about the prospects for a new grad but good luck and keep looking!!!
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:41 PM
 
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I am also an RN who recently moved here from NJ. I agree that you should have a job BEFORE moving but I was applying for SC employment before we moved and just wasn't hearing anything back. Now that I am here (with a SC license) the job search is moving along well. I do have many years of experience so really can't speak about the prospects for a new grad but good luck and keep looking!!!
Thanks! Just out of curiosity, would you say the market for RNs is better in the in Charleston vs. the northeast? I'm well aware of how tough it is to get a job in the big northeast cities but just wondering if Charleston is much better.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:57 PM
 
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I really can't say as I had the same job for over 10 yrs. before leaving NJ...Just keep searching the SC job sites.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:15 PM
 
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I got my job at MUSC before I moved to SC. Keep trying!
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:06 AM
 
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From what I see, new grads have an equal (or better) chance of getting jobs than experienced nurses. You pay new grads less...and hospitals these days are cutting back in every way possible.

My fiance had 10 years experience as a critical care RN and it took her over a year to find a job. We also know of another nurse who had 18 years experience that took over a year to gain employment.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:00 PM
 
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My fiance had 10 years experience as a critical care RN and it took her over a year to find a job. We also know of another nurse who had 18 years experience that took over a year to gain employment.
I didn't think it was that bad anywhere for experienced RNs
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:14 AM
 
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I have recently applied to a MUSC/New grad RN position, and the application states "sent to hiring manager", so I am hoping that is good news. I had applied in January, before passing my boards, and it said (a couple days later) "position filled". I have also applied to Roper/East Cooper/Trident but haven't heard anything. Looking for a new grad positon can make you feel really defeated, but I'm trying to stay positive!
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:50 PM
 
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I have recently applied to a MUSC/New grad RN position, and the application states "sent to hiring manager", so I am hoping that is good news. I had applied in January, before passing my boards, and it said (a couple days later) "position filled". I have also applied to Roper/East Cooper/Trident but haven't heard anything. Looking for a new grad positon can make you feel really defeated, but I'm trying to stay positive!
My MUSC application status says the same thing ...

Hope I won't have to drive to Savannah for work
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