I want to start a support thread for us unemployed New Grads in California - page 16

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  kenderella89} profile page
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    Quote from nuc_med1111
    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
    If you have a true passion for nursing try to go to a few nursing schools in your area and see if you can talk to some students or faculty to get a true perspective on nursing before you choose it as a path. Ultimately the decision is up to you and only you if you want to go for it now, later, or never. There's no right or wrong answer.
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  3. Visit  nuc_med1111} profile page
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    thank you kenderella89.
  4. Visit  coconutgirl14} profile page
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    Since my prospects are not looking great, I wanted to post in here and see if anyone else feels the way I do.

    Hello my name is coconutgirl14 and I’m an unemployed New Grad
    Degree type: BSN
    Time out of school: 6 months
    # of positions applied to date: 50-60 (mainly acute care positions)
    Dream RN position: Oncology or Women's Health; or any RN position at a teaching/academic facility that really encourages professional development
    Hospital experience: Non-paid, but I volunteer extensively
    Where do you live: Greater LA area
    What are you doing now: Volunteering at two hospitals, applying, trying my best not to be sad
    Favorite color: Navy blue
    How you cope with unemployment: I write for a music/fashion magazine online. I also go to the gym frequently, since my physical fitness seems to be the only part of my life I can control at the moment.
  5. Visit  perioddrama} profile page
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    Quote from coconutgirl14
    Since my prospects are not looking great, I wanted to post in here and see if anyone else feels the way I do.

    Hello my name is coconutgirl14 and I’m an unemployed New Grad
    Degree type: BSN
    Time out of school: 6 months
    # of positions applied to date: 50-60 (mainly acute care positions)
    Dream RN position: Oncology or Women's Health; or any RN position at a teaching/academic facility that really encourages professional development
    Hospital experience: Non-paid, but I volunteer extensively
    Where do you live: Greater LA area
    What are you doing now: Volunteering at two hospitals, applying, trying my best not to be sad
    Favorite color: Navy blue
    How you cope with unemployment: I write for a music/fashion magazine online. I also go to the gym frequently, since my physical fitness seems to be the only part of my life I can control at the moment.
    Chin up, 6 months is nothing.

    There was a slew of positions open recently (like, very, very recently). I hope you applied to them.

    Good luck!
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  6. Visit  natnatnaz} profile page
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    Hello my name is natnatnaz and I'm an unemployed New Grad.
    License type: BSN
    Time out of school: 6 months
    # of positions applied to date: More than 50 easily, I lost count after that.
    Dream RN position: CVICU or some type of disaster management job like FEMA
    Hospital experience: 0
    Where do you live: Orange County
    What are you doing now: Orienting for a caregiver position.
    Favorite color: Red
    How you cope with unemployment: Listen to music and watch MGM movie musicals.

    My thoughts are with you all and although we're competing for the same jobs, I wish you all the best and hope you (and I) get jobs soon!
  7. Visit  ursuscalifornia} profile page
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    Hello my name is ursuscalifornia and I’m an unemployed New Grad.
    License type: BSN
    Time out of school: 6 months
    # of positions applied to date: A lot? Giving it a number makes me sad.
    Dream RN position: Pretty open to whatever as long as it's inpatient. I like neuro.
    Hospital experience: 8 months as a 'Care Partner' in a hospital in VA. Kind of like a CNA, but not licensed.
    Where do you live: NorCal
    What are you doing now: Working at my old job as a coffee shop supervisor. Volunteering. Being depressed.
    Favorite color: Grey
    How you cope with unemployment: Stay busy. Go for bike rides. Go to heavy metal concerts. Become increasingly obsessed with my cat.

    I knew it would be hard to get a job in Cali when I moved back here, but it seems impossible, even with my impeccable GPA, experience and references. I don't want to move again. I want to put down roots. I've given myself a year out here to try to find an RN position. If that doesn't work I'm becoming a racecar driver. Or a dinosaur. Those two options seem more realistic right now than an RN position.
    curlywhirly and elprup like this.
  8. Visit  al_e135} profile page
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    I am new to this thread but I think its a great idea. I am also a new grad currently looking for a job in the Bay Area. What I hate the most about not finding a job is all my friends saying "But isn't there a nursing shortage?" A little frustrating and makes me feel like a failure - hard to cope with being the perfectionist types that we are as nurses! Anyway, I found this website through Facebook and it lists an impressive amount of new grad programs by state and summarizes each with a link to the hospital website. I thought I was looking at all my options but this definitely opened my eyes to more and I wanted to share!
    rndeer.com
    Definitely worth checking out!
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on May 22, '13
  9. Visit  ExPharmaGirl} profile page
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    Well after 10 months,187 applications and 5 interviews, I can finally GRADUATE from this thread! I finally got an acute care position on a unit that I desire. Keep heads up everyone! It will happen
    NickiLaughs, JennyandPups, nursel56, and 3 others like this.
  10. Visit  coconutgirl14} profile page
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    Congrats ExPharmaGirl! I've recognized you from a lot of other threads, so I'm happy things have turned out in your favor!!
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    Quote from coconutgirl14
    Congrats ExPharmaGirl! I've recognized you from a lot of other threads, so I'm happy things have turned out in your favor!!
    Thank you so much!
  12. Visit  JennyandPups} profile page
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    Quote from ExPharmaGirl
    Well after 10 months,187 applications and 5 interviews, I can finally GRADUATE from this thread! I finally got an acute care position on a unit that I desire. Keep heads up everyone! It will happen
    Congratulations!!! You have been so supportive to everybody on the boards. You'll be a great nurse!
    Coriander likes this.
  13. Visit  ExPharmaGirl} profile page
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    Quote from JennyandPups
    Congratulations!!! You have been so supportive to everybody on the boards. You'll be a great nurse!
    Thank you so much 😄
    Best of luck to you!
  14. Visit  DavidDudley} profile page
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    After waiting 2.5 years I finally got hired in an ER. Well worth the wait
    eturner7 and Meriwhen like this.


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