I want to start a support thread for us unemployed New Grads in California - page 19

by kenderella89

Hey yall. I want to start a support thread for us unemployed New Grads in California. Iíve recently lost a lot of my hope and optimism for finding a New Grad position. I graduated in May with my BSN and Iíve applied for about... Read More


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    Hello my name is PlinytheRN, I am an unemployed new grad RN
    License type: BSN
    Time out of school: 3 months
    Dream RN position: ICU
    Hospital Experience: had an internship on a med/surg floor, over 300 hours
    where do you live: northern CA
    what are you doing now: nothing now, no income, just applying to jobs all day long
    Favorite color: yellow
    How you cope with unemployment: exercise, meditation

    Just keep thinking happy thoughts and persevere!
    Last edit by plinytheRN on Mar 11, '13 : Reason: correction
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    RNs who have recently received eligibility for the LOS ANGELES COUNTY. OVMC (Valley) is accepting New Grad applications 'til March 29, 2013.

    http://www.ladhs.org/wps/PA_1_QDN2DS...ram poster.pdf
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    Hi! Just thought I'd join the group although I'm not quite a new grad yet.
    My name is Jenny, and I am an unemployed student.
    License type: BSN
    Time out of school: graduation is May 2013
    Dream RN position: Tele or Psych...TBD
    Hospital Experience: CNA 1.5 years and med-surg intern 96 hours
    where do you live: San Diego, CA
    what are you doing now: finishing school and just started applying to new grad jobs.
    Favorite color: blue
    How you cope with unemployment: puppy love, yoga

    Trying to stay positive and hoping the economy is improving!
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    I'll be in the same boat. I own a home in CA and it would be really tough to sell and move.
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    I have heard of people going back to school for their MSN so that they are no longer "old" new grads.
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    Quote from JennyandPups
    I have heard of people going back to school for their MSN so that they are no longer "old" new grads.
    The issue with that is you will graduate with a MSN and still have no nursing experience. Same boat different name. More loans.

    But welcome to the thread! I think it's a little too early to join the club considering you're still a student, but we welcome all!
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    Quote from JennyandPups
    I have heard of people going back to school for their MSN so that they are no longer "old" new grads.
    Not every employer will see these students as being "new" grads again either. Many employers will determine a new grad by how long they have been licensed. So if that's the only reason a person is going back to school, they're taking a rather expensive gamble IMO.
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    Try to look at smaller, non-hospital locations. The surgery center where I was charge hired a couple of new grads that had been unemployed for months. It gave them the skills they needed and a good knowledge base. The first job may not be what you want, but its a start in the right direction.
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    Hello, I am an unemployed (as a nurse) not so new grad RN.
    I had a question that I'm hoping someone on this site can help me with.
    I can't seem to find the facebook California new grad page any more. Does anyone else visit this page? Can anyone shed some light on this? It was a good place to get a heads up on jobs that accept new grad applicants that I might not have thought to check for.

    This is my first post to this thread, so I'll introduce myself, also.

    Degree type: MS Nursing
    Time out of school: almost 3 years (MS 6/2011, RN 6/2009)
    # positions applied to: I have no idea at this point
    Dream RN position: I'm really not sure, but probably an infusion center or bone marrow transplant unit
    Hospital experience: None outside of school
    Where do you live: San Francisco
    What are you doing now: working as a bartender, still applying for RN and tech, MA or NA jobs I'm eligible for
    Favorite color: Red
    How do you cope with unemployment: I've stopped telling people I'm a RN, it helps because I don't have to defend my inability to get a job as often. I try to stay engaged with nursing by reading articles in the field, and I signed up to get news from medscape. Also looking for volunteer positions.
    GPA: 3.78
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    I'm wondering where that facebook group disappeared to as well...i thought it was just acting up for me.


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