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When Katharine Barron enrolled in Boston College's school of nursing in 2005, everyone - family, friends, college officials - assured her hospitals would be "banging down her door" with job offers.

Because nurses were in such high demand, they said, Barron's degree was going to be like a guaranteed paycheck. Or so she thought.

Turns out Barron will be lucky to land work in Boston after she graduates later this year. The 22-year-old Newton native will be saddled with more than $100,000 in student loans and anticipates moving back to her parents' home.

"I really hope I can get a job," she said during a break from class Thursday. "It's frustrating. And it's scary to think about the future."
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th_smily Now that was a darn scary read.
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I found this very hard to believe-there are still many places looking for nurses and needing them. Perhaps it was skewed because of the saturation in that particular area......

Of course I am not the one to be commenting because I have been all over the US traveling with my company to make a buck LOL..............or Al tuition money!
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ITA with Glendah...employment, like real estate, is local. If you just HAVE to live in NYC or DC or San Francisco, you will probably find a ton of other brand-spankin' newly minted RN's who want the big city life too!!
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However, if this young lady would consider Montana or Alabama or New Mexico, she would find a wide open field. Here in my neck of the woods, new grads can find work, but they aren't getting bonuses and incentives. The hard to fill slots are experienced RN's , as us old gals (and guys) get burned out, semi-retire, or decide to sell Mary-Kay instead!
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In Nashville she would not have any trouble finding a job either. There are ads in the paper advertising New Grads welcome.
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I am just glad that the media is finally getting the message about nursing not being the high paid, easy job finding, recession proof nirvana it has been portraying.
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On the one hand it is a scary read. But like mentioned already, perhaps it is just that area. I know where I am the situation is similar. No new nursing jobs here ( or very hard to come by ).

Mom says out by her in S.Carolina there is a high demand for nurses, with or without experience.

I feel for those whose bills are so high though that they can't move to a location that is hiring. They are caught between a rock & a hard place.
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Always jobs in The Burgh... if you want to work for You Pee On Me.... which I don't... been there, done that....

VA is always hiring new and experienced RN's...

And I forgot to tell you guys... I got my email... they are going to fund me for Fall semester so no loans needed.


The other nice thing about Government is I can transfer wherever I want... unfortunately, i can't do that yet.. have to graduate first....
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Looks like you got into a good place, in more ways than one.

The same thing happened right after I graduated, too.
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I live in a area that nursing jobs are hard to come by also. It has really had me thinking about the approach I will take to get my RN. I can go to a private college and be an Rn in a little at 15mo but with the price tag of 96k with that. I can do the CC route will take me 3-4 years and cost about 7k in all. I could also do the ISU LVN-RN route in about 3years and would cost about 60k ( that is tuition for ISU, testing fees for pre recs and clinical fees). So as of now I really don't see the point of rushing it with one or programs with the higher price tags. For now I have decided to go the CC or county program.
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