I want to start a support thread for us unemployed New Grads in California - page 19
by kenderella89, BSN, RN | 42,996 Views | 215 Comments
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
- 0Mar 11, '13 by plinytheRN, BSN, RNHello 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
- 0Mar 11, '13 by Nurse_, BSN, RNRNs who have recently received eligibility for the LOS ANGELES COUNTY. OVMC (Valley) is accepting New Grad applications 'til March 29, 2013.
- 0Hi! 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!
- 1Mar 18, '13 by kenderella89, BSN, RNQuote from JennyandPupsThe issue with that is you will graduate with a MSN and still have no nursing experience. Same boat different name. More loans.I have heard of people going back to school for their MSN so that they are no longer "old" new grads.
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!
- 0Mar 19, '13 by Meriwhen, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorQuote from JennyandPupsNot 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.I have heard of people going back to school for their MSN so that they are no longer "old" new grads.
- 1Mar 19, '13 by kkim810Try 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.
- 0Mar 20, '13 by b_RNHello, 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.