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Hello everyone. I was looking for a little help for my fiancee who will be graduating with a BS in Nursing in December. She is looking for a job as a Registered Nurse in Washington and has been searching hospitals all over the SeaTac metro area but has not had much luck yet. If anybody has any advice or any contacts that would be very helpful and very much appreciated.
 

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Alot of area hospitals have job postings, but are extremely reluctant to hire new nurses. Instead, many post the jobs and then force existing nurses to work overtime. This can't be done under labor contracts unless there are unfilled postions that they are 'actively' trying to fill. Of course, many of the candidates who are applying for positions are deemed unqualified or some blemish occurred in grammar school so they aren't offered positions. Fewer nurses per floor, more nurses aides, higher return on the dollar for share holders holding medical stocks. And yes, the situation is very similar in public hospitals as well.
 

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Thanks for the replies. She has applied at both Swedish and Virginia Mason but as Capitol Hill said, they are very reluctant to hire new nurses, especially new graduates. There have been so many people going into the field in the past 10 years and now with all of the healthcare uncertainty nobody is hiring, so there are a lot of unemployed or underemployed nurses.
 
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