My husband and I are looking at moving to CA from MO later this year. I have been working for over 4 years now on med/surg and shift charge nurse for over 1 year. I will be competing my BSN in May and plan to apply for my CA license as soon as I'm done. I've read a lot of posts here about new grads but what is the outlook for nurses with some experience? We are looking in the Oceanside area so Sharp, Scripps, and Palomar are the systems I've been searching. Any advice or info would be greatly appreciated.
Jan 14, '13
The V.A. Hospital and UCSD Medical Center are other options. Nursing jobs are tight in San Diego, all around, whether you are experienced or new grad. If you plan to live in the North County of San Diego, you may want to consider commuting to Orange County (San Clemente, etc.) or to Temecula (Riverside County) for a job. Some nurses do that. Check USA Gov Jobs for positions in San Diego VA facilities. Don't limit yourself with a few select organizations. Apply to all facilities. The better of all of them, per my experience, is Scripps Healthcare; five hospitals in their organization and room to float and advance.
Jan 16, '13
In addition to the PP's suggestions, since you have experience, agency/registry nursing is also an option.