This is my story- I graduated from Nursing School
in May 2008 (ADN) and passed my boards in October 2008.
I live north of San Fran and have yet to find a New Grad Program. I've been on Allnurses since last summer when I started studying to pass the boards. I used Allnurses especially the "random facts" thread which helped me pass the boards with flying colors. My family is ready to move out of the area because there is no new grad program avail out here.
I have spent hours online looking for New Grad positions in Washington State, Southern Ca, New Mexico, and Ashville NC. These are the areas, along with the Bay Area that I am interested in. I am looking to see if someone would like to buddy up or we can all help continue this thread and we can help search together for all the possible positions in the areas mentioned above or just in California. I have found that the work done alone is not enough or that I have just missed an application date, or I didn't know that blank blank just hired for the season.
The random facts thread was so hot because it was encompassing info about one main event with up to the minute info. Maybe a thread like "California's 2009 New Grad RN Program- Who's hiring right now?"- and it would include SNF's and whatever we can think of that a new nurse can do in the community, would be like the "random facts" thread. I'm sure I will hear from an Allnurses thread monitor about if this is OK or not.
At this point I am just trying to be creative and use the best resource online, which to me has been this sight.
I hope to hear from you soon.
May 6, '09
Quote from RNLola035
Children's in Oakland has an opening on 5 South, they always pick internal applicants first and they don't have an actual "New Grad" program, but they have an awesome orientation from what I've heard. My friends who have got jobs there as new grads were very persistent. They made sure they called the manager directly to follow up. I have manager phone numbers, but you have to PM me for that.
Also, be aware when you do see actual listings up for new grads, this position may not actually exist, because the position is already meant for someone. Human resources is just required to post them for a certain amount of time. So don't be discouraged and of course don't let that stop you from applying.
Thanks a lot for the info. I am a new grad as well, graduated Dec 2008, and feeling hopeless and frustrated after a few months of no call backs.
I was wondering if I could get the manager phone numbers that you have. I'm new here, I quite can't figure out how to PM or send you a message. Maybe you could email me ? Thanks!
Last edit by dianah on Sep 7, '09
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May 6, '09
THe VA in Palo Alto is taking application for the new grad program starting Fall 2009. Just apply online and they will send you this email of certain information you have to submit before June 1st.
Last edit by denimar86 on May 6, '09