New grad moving to San Diego

  1. So I just found out I'm moving to San Diego next fall. I graduate in May with my BSN so I'm not sure if I should even start working here since I'll have to leave so soon.

    Anyway, I'll be in the Navy base area. What are some hospitals that I should look up? I want to do CVICU or CCU nursing. Around what do new grads start at? Know of any good orientation program?

    Thanks!
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  3. by   YoungWiseWoman
    I have the same questions as redefinition. I am thinking of moving to San Diego or San Francisco, so any leads would be great. Are there certain websites I can visit to get more information on good teaching hospitals and such?
    TIA for the help,
    Ketcia
  4. by   NeoNurseTX
    Quote from ketcia1908
    I have the same questions as redefinition. I am thinking of moving to San Diego or San Francisco, so any leads would be great. Are there certain websites I can visit to get more information on good teaching hospitals and such?
    TIA for the help,
    Ketcia
    Heh, we're both from Houston! What school do you attend?
  5. by   YoungWiseWoman
    Quote from redefinition
    Heh, we're both from Houston! What school do you attend?
    I go to PV. I graduate in May as well. (Thank you God!) Are you seriously thinking about moving to San Diego? I decided I would look into it today. I'm not married and don't have any kids, so I decided why not. I've always wanted to live in California. Please share any information that you get. I don't really have a good place to start, so I just started doing random searches on the net. I tried to look at the posts on here, but after I got to page 13 my eyes got crossed. Hopefully someone will offer us some advice..
  6. by   smilealot
    Congrats on school and moving!

    I am still in school but I live in San Diego and many of my friends who are done with school have been looking at these hospitals. My only experience with the hospitals is clinicals and volunteering but they are all very good and have different strengths my personal favorites are Sharp and Scripps. There are many different locations so it might help if you know where you are moving to in San Diego. Good Luck!

    www.sharphealth.com
    www.scrippshealth.org
    www.pph.org (PPH= Palomar Pomerado Health care)
    www.alvaradohospital.com

    I just remembered another website to try is www.signonsandiego.com it list job opp. and just about everything going on in San Diego.

    P.S. Hope you enjoy San Diego when you get here. Oh and if you ever have time go to the top of MT. Soledad you can see the whole coastline and city skyline its so wonderful. Ask any local they should be able to tell you how to get there.
  7. by   YoungWiseWoman
    Quote from smilealot
    Congrats on school and moving!

    I am still in school but I live in San Diego and many of my friends who are done with school have been looking at these hospitals. My only experience with the hospitals is clinicals and volunteering but they are all very good and have different strengths my personal favorites are Sharp and Scripps. There are many different locations so it might help if you know where you are moving to in San Diego. Good Luck!

    www.sharphealth.com
    www.scrippshealth.org
    www.pph.org (PPH= Palomar Pomerado Health care)
    www.alvaradohospital.com

    I just remembered another website to try is www.signonsandiego.com it list job opp. and just about everything going on in San Diego.

    P.S. Hope you enjoy San Diego when you get here. Oh and if you ever have time go to the top of MT. Soledad you can see the whole coastline and city skyline its so wonderful. Ask any local they should be able to tell you how to get there.
    WOW smilealot, thanks for the information! I'll be surfing the net all night with all this good info. I'll let you know what I come up with....thanks again!
    Ketcia
  8. by   NeoNurseTX
    Quote from smilealot
    Congrats on school and moving!

    I am still in school but I live in San Diego and many of my friends who are done with school have been looking at these hospitals. My only experience with the hospitals is clinicals and volunteering but they are all very good and have different strengths my personal favorites are Sharp and Scripps. There are many different locations so it might help if you know where you are moving to in San Diego. Good Luck!

    www.sharphealth.com
    www.scrippshealth.org
    www.pph.org (PPH= Palomar Pomerado Health care)
    www.alvaradohospital.com

    I just remembered another website to try is www.signonsandiego.com it list job opp. and just about everything going on in San Diego.

    P.S. Hope you enjoy San Diego when you get here. Oh and if you ever have time go to the top of MT. Soledad you can see the whole coastline and city skyline its so wonderful. Ask any local they should be able to tell you how to get there.

    Thank you so much for the links! Are any of these in the Camp Pendleton area?
  9. by   NeoNurseTX
    Quote from ketcia1908
    I go to PV. I graduate in May as well. (Thank you God!) Are you seriously thinking about moving to San Diego? I decided I would look into it today. I'm not married and don't have any kids, so I decided why not. I've always wanted to live in California. Please share any information that you get. I don't really have a good place to start, so I just started doing random searches on the net. I tried to look at the posts on here, but after I got to page 13 my eyes got crossed. Hopefully someone will offer us some advice..
    I'm at TWU, no spouse, no kids. My boyfriend just joined the Navy's officer candidate program thing and is set on San Diego and I've always wanted to live in CA as well, so here is my opportunity!
  10. by   YoungWiseWoman
    Quote from redefinition
    I'm at TWU, no spouse, no kids. My boyfriend just joined the Navy's officer candidate program thing and is set on San Diego and I've always wanted to live in CA as well, so here is my opportunity!
    You are soooo lucky. I think there is a new grad program at UCSD. My friend is a Navy nurse and he works there. At least you won't have to worry about housing and you won't have to go by yourself. That's a good set-up if you ask me.
    Let me know if you get more info. and I'll do the same. I want to get information from the different hospitals on their new grad. programs and the deadlines.
  11. by   puresass
    there's always children's hospital too. i've heard that they have the longest new grad orientations & a lot of people choose to work there because of that.

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