California's 2011 New Grad Program

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    When I saw that Torrence Memorial had closed their applications to their New Grad program starting in March 2011 I realized we needed a new grad 2011 thread! The 2010 thread was a great place to ask questions and get answers about upcoming new grad opportunities. So let's make this thread the same.


    First off, When did you graduate?

    2011 New Grad Opportunities in California. Anyone waiting on hearing back after applying?

    Hoag Hospital's New Grad program

    Anticipated Start Dates:

    January 31, 2011
    April 11, 2011
    July 11, 2011
    August 29, 2011
    October 17, 2011


    Dameron Hospital has a Versant Residency New Grad Program
    But it says applications process TBA


    Any old new grads out there? How long have you been looking for a job?

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    Here is the link to a list of all California Hospitals

    http://www.theagapecenter.com/Hospitals/California.htm
    Earthnurse5, Bawss, ceebum, and 4 others like this.
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    Just graduated Dec. 2010 and just got my license 2 weeks ago so haven't really applied anywhere yet.

    I know Sharp Memorial has a program starting in April and will be accepting apps next month.

    I've been talking to a few new grads and most of them who have jobs were looking for about a year Hopefully things start getting better, I don't want to have to move from San Diego, but I just might have to. I've "heard" things are better in LA and OC area, anyone know if that's true??
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    I graduated in May 2010 but already had a job as an LVN. I feel so lucky to be working as an RN! I'm also in San Diego! Yeah I heard about Sharp's program. By summer this year I will have one year experience as an RN and no longer qualify for the new grad programs. I just thought I would start this thread to help others. :heartbeat
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    NEW GRAD RN - VERSANT PROGRAM- ER,L&D,MOTHER BABY, ACE AND SURGICAL TOWER-1005019979
    Tenet, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals and numerous related health care services. Our mission is to be recognized for our commitment to our people and partners who provide quality, innovative care to the patients we serve in our communities. It's a spirit you can experience first-hand and it's a philosophy that can enhance your own approach to health care and your career goals.
    Description:



    We are open to accepting new graduates into the following departments;

    Emergency Department
    Labor & Delivery
    Mother/Baby (Obstetics)
    ACE (Acute Care Elderly)
    Surgical Tower

    Qualifications:

    New graduate with an RN License/BSN preferred.

    Job: Nursing
    Primary Location: CA-Indio
    Hospital/Facility: 266-John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital - Indio, CA
    Job Type*: Temporary
    Shift Type*: Day
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    Quote from nursesonchi
    Just graduated Dec. 2010 and just got my license 2 weeks ago so haven't really applied anywhere yet.

    I know Sharp Memorial has a program starting in April and will be accepting apps next month.

    I've been talking to a few new grads and most of them who have jobs were looking for about a year Hopefully things start getting better, I don't want to have to move from San Diego, but I just might have to. I've "heard" things are better in LA and OC area, anyone know if that's true??
    Sharp starts in July, not April. And things are definitely not better in LA and OC! I've been looking there too since I graduated at the end of July...
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    Hi everyone, im newly passed RN..im an international graduate from the Philippines. I graduated last March 2009... i'm here now in LA, finding job as well..

    but before that, im having a hard time constructing my resume and cover letter. they said it should be powerful so that you can sell urself immediately to the employer.. please help me...

    and i have a question, new grad programs require recommendation letters from the clinical instructor in school u attended to.. since i graduated last 2009 and im already here in the US, can i ask recommendation letter to my CI that is no longer connected with my school now?

    thanks for the help..
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    I can only tell new grads to be open and look everywhere in the state. Don't limit yourself by staying local. One grad from my class moved halfway across the state and now he has the best job ever! We are all in envy.

    It seems that So Cal and the Bay Area are very stiff competition. Perhaps the Central Valley or way up in the Northern part of the state might hold better opportunities for New Grads.

    Good luck to everyone on their search!
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    Quote from nursesonchi
    Just graduated Dec. 2010 and just got my license 2 weeks ago so haven't really applied anywhere yet.

    I know Sharp Memorial has a program starting in April and will be accepting apps next month.

    I've been talking to a few new grads and most of them who have jobs were looking for about a year Hopefully things start getting better, I don't want to have to move from San Diego, but I just might have to. I've "heard" things are better in LA and OC area, anyone know if that's true??
    No, I dont think that it is true. Some people who graduated a year before me are still not working. I heard Texas is the place to go if you want to get hired right away. I am planning on moving there this summer if I am not working by then.
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    I also heard that there were job opportunities in Texas. Maybe it's because the state is so big?


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