Couple questions about RN market for less experienced hires

  1. Hi all,

    I live in San Diego, CA and have been working at a convalescence hospital for a year and 8 months. I started as a charge nurse and was promoted to Restorative Nurse Coordinator after 6 months, where I handle admissions, etc. My educational background is a BS in Family Studies and a minor in pre-nursing, and an associates in nursing.

    I think I'm ready at this point to move on to an acute care role, and have been applying to med surg, ED, and L&D. The San Diego market is awful and have had trouble making the transition.

    I have family in both Phoenix and Tucson and am considering relocating to either if it means getting a job in one of these areas. Based on my profile, do I have a shot? Should I apply to new grad roles?

    Any insight is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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  3. by   lovinlife11
    Hi Jesse!

    I too, am from San Diego, currently in the phoenix area. I think the phoenix market is better than San diego(read-more opportunity), however still challenging to find opportunities. I would not apply as a new grad, you are an experienced nurse. I would highlight your charge nurse role and admission nurse role, I think it speaks volumes. The banner health system out here is huge, I would start there. The nice thing about phoenix is it is only 350 miles from home, easy to get away for the weekend good luck with the search!

Couple questions about RN market for less experienced hires