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I want to start a support thread for us unemployed New Grads in California - page 15

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

  1. Visit  JennyandPups profile page
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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!
  2. Visit  JennyandPups profile page
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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.
  3. Visit  JennyandPups profile page
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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.
  4. Visit  kenderella89 profile page
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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!
    Meriwhen likes this.
  5. Visit  Meriwhen profile page
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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.
  6. Visit  kkim810 profile page
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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.
    nuc_med1111 likes this.
  7. Visit  b_RN profile page
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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
  8. Visit  liljd profile page
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    I'm wondering where that facebook group disappeared to as well...i thought it was just acting up for me.
  9. Visit  perioddrama profile page
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    Quote from liljd
    I'm wondering where that facebook group disappeared to as well...i thought it was just acting up for me.
    Yes, it seems to have disappeared. There is a new one, I am sure it is not affiliated with the old one. There is also a generic new grad page, not specific to CA.
  10. Visit  c2011 profile page
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    What is the best search on facebook for the new CA group? Strange how we can't get to the old one.
  11. Visit  perioddrama profile page
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    Quote from c2011
    What is the best search on facebook for the new CA group? Strange how we can't get to the old one.
    I think whoever started the old original page disabled it. Sad because that was a great resource, along with this site (which thankfully, is still running).
  12. Visit  RNinC profile page
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    I am also really bummed about the FB group, it was a really, really, great resource.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Mar 21, '13 : Reason: TOS
  13. Visit  nuc_med1111 profile page
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    Hi All,
    I have a Bsc in Nuclear Medicine and interested in taking a second degree in nursing. I like this field too. Will it be a good idea to do nursing now. I don't care about the money I just have a passion for it. I want to do it. Any ideas? Thanks


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