Bay area and Sancramento doesn't have that much nursing shortage?

  1. I am 2 yr RN in Med/Surg. I applied more than 10 RN jobs in Bay area and Sancramento. The job offers I got all look like left-over jobs. All good hosptial jobs have been taken! I got a job offer from CHW, and I have to take care 8-10 patient with LPN. Another job offer I got is to work at a busy hospital without CNA. The third job offer I got is in Oakland, well known for its crime problem. I applied Kaiser and Sutter in Sacramento. Not even an interview. What a frustration.
    Last edit by RNRebecca83 on Oct 20, '06
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  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from RNRebecca83
    I am 2 yr RN in Med/Surg. I applied more than 10 RN jobs in Bay area and Sancramento. The job offers I got all look like left-over jobs. All good hosptial jobs have been taken! I got a job offer from CHW, and I have take care 8-10 patient with LPN. Another job offer I got is to work at a busy hospital without CNA. The third job offer I got is in Oakland, well known for its crime problem. I applied Kaiser and Sutter in Sacramento. Not even an interview. What a frustration.
    You forget that there are multiple nursing schools in these areas and the students are always going to get first choice of jobs if they did their clinicals at a facility in the area. It is also the highest paying area in the country, so many want to work in the above areas, with the Bay Area being the highest.

    If you had two years of a specialty area, then you would not have a problem at all.

    Are you willing to go to any other areas?
  4. by   Sheri257
    You got three job offers already but, that makes you think there isn't a nursing shortage?

    Uh ... ok.

    Some of these places are union so, veteran nurses who've been there awhile are going to get the best jobs because of union rules. And, veteran nurses getting job preference could be happening at non-union hospitals also.

    Sometimes you've got to put the time in before you can be picky.

    :typing
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Oct 20, '06
  5. by   TheCommuter
    Any area that offers pay rates of $40 to $55 hourly (read: San Francisco) suffers from a shortage of qualified nurses. Many unemployed nurses in the surplus areas of the Midwest would become overjoyed at three job offers, regardless of the attractiveness of the position.

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