Background: Research has shown that a small number of nursing students were attending work in community health services after bachelor graduation.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to identify where graduate students in nursing were planning to work, factors that motivated their choices of employment in general, and to what degree they were motivated to work in community health services in particular.

Methods: Data was collected by a questionnaire, and analyzed by a descriptive statistic. Findings: Among the respondents, 35 percent were planning to work in nursing homes or as home care nurses in a municipality after graduation. Opportunities for personal – and professional development, autonomy, and to be offered a meaningful and interesting job were the most important factors in graduate nursing students choices of work place.

Conclusion: Opportunities for personal development were important factors, in graduate nursing students choice of their first work place.