Guide to nursing careers
Where are the most jobs available?
"New graduates are finding that jobs in metro areas are often tight if they do not have a prior relationship (having done a co-op or having been a certified nursing assistant) at an institution," says Kenner. However this isn't the case in rural areas and long-term care facilities, she adds.
"The outlook is exceptional in warmer climates in the southeast and southwest where baby boomers are going to retire, both metro and rural," says Jarufe. "RNs willing to relocate are in a very favorable position as opportunities for growth and advancement are endless in clinical areas of their choosing."