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
Mar 13, '13Hi! 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!
Mar 13, '13I'll be in the same boat. I own a home in CA and it would be really tough to sell and move.
Mar 13, '13I have heard of people going back to school for their MSN so that they are no longer "old" new grads.
Mar 18, '13Quote 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!
Mar 19, '13Quote 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.
Mar 19, '13Try 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.
Mar 20, '13Hello, 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.
Mar 20, '13I'm wondering where that facebook group disappeared to as well...i thought it was just acting up for me.
Mar 20, '13Quote from liljdYes, 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.I'm wondering where that facebook group disappeared to as well...i thought it was just acting up for me.
Mar 20, '13What is the best search on facebook for the new CA group? Strange how we can't get to the old one.
Mar 20, '13Quote from c2011I 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).What is the best search on facebook for the new CA group? Strange how we can't get to the old one.
Mar 21, '13I 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
May 1, '13Hi 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