I will be graduating with my ADN in December and desperately want to move to Phoenix. I am wondering what hospitals, if any, will hire a new grad from California. I am willing to take a position on any floor... I just want the experience and I want to get it in Phoenix. I am already 35 years old, single, and no kiddos so I am finally in a position in my life to make a move and I have my heart set on Phoenix because of some friends and family living there, and I LOVE the area. I don't want to start my nursing career in southern CA if I don't absolutely have to... the hospitals around here are asking for 2 or 3 year contracts right now and I already know I do not want to stay.
If anyone has any brilliant thoughts.... please send them my way! I am at the top of my class and currently work as a unit secretary in a large teaching hospital. I know that I will not be able to move and start working until February or March 2010... so there will be some time between graduation and starting work as an RN. I have read through tons of threads here and keep seeing posts about NGs only being hired twice a year... is that only for large "big name" hospitals? What about for a NG who is more than willing to work med/surg, etc.... I will work LTC... whatever, I just want experience. I would eventually like to work in an infusion/chemotherapy/oncology center, but I know as a NG I gotta start somewhere!
Thanks in advance for any feedback!
You can do a search online for Banner jobs through their website http://www.bannerhealth.com
Thunderbird is on the North end of Phoenix.
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