question regarding Cedars - page 2

Hi again, I have a question regarding Cedars . Do they hire new grads? Most of the job listings are for experienced nurses. I dont live in Ca so I am a bit clueless. I need all the help I can... Read More

  1. by   cassieopea2193
    I actually have a few interviews. What are my chances getting a job and being pregnant? A couple of people told me I may not be hired. Of course they said the recruiter wont say its because I am pregnant but will find some other reason....so now I am nervous. I am 16 weeks along . I am wondering if they will hire me for me to take off for six weeks before my probation is over. I know they wont hire me right away. I do have odds and ends to tie up here...I am still looking for a decent apt...I found one called Park la Brea. Its very expensive but I guess rent isnt cheap in LA. So anyway, thats my dilemma....
    Nervous in Fla
  2. by   calinurse316
    at 16 weeks, you don't always show that much, so try to stay off that topic, but if it does come up make sure to be honest....if you are not hired, just wait until you have your baby sometimes its better to be unemployed when you have a newborn, but i know if there is financial need you will need to start right away....park la brea is a great place for a child to grow up, there are lotsa of families there with children so its really nice, its all gated with tennis courts and a pool...my friend used to live there, very family freindly place, and its about 5 mins away from cedars......20 from ucla

    Quote from cassieopea2193
    I actually have a few interviews. What are my chances getting a job and being pregnant? A couple of people told me I may not be hired. Of course they said the recruiter wont say its because I am pregnant but will find some other reason....so now I am nervous. I am 16 weeks along . I am wondering if they will hire me for me to take off for six weeks before my probation is over. I know they wont hire me right away. I do have odds and ends to tie up here...I am still looking for a decent apt...I found one called Park la Brea. Its very expensive but I guess rent isnt cheap in LA. So anyway, thats my dilemma....
    Nervous in Fla
  3. by   cassieopea2193
    I am really not showing that much as yet,youre right....I guess I should stay off the subject. I dont want to be in Cali without a job...I will keep my fingers crossed even though deep down I am begining to lose hope
  4. by   *PICURN*
    Hey emilie! :angel2:

    I just started @ UCLA about a month ago as a new grad in the PICU, and I agree its a great place to learn a TON....so pretty perfect situation for new grads. I also interviewed w/the CTICU as well, but I think strictly peds calls out to me a little more. (plus the CTICU is SO intimidating! thats so cool you started there fresh out of nursing school)
  5. by   Archangel
    Quote from eb0lagirl
    Hi. My name is Emilie and I started as a new grad at UCLA about a year and a half ago. I highly recommend starting at UCLA because so many of the other staff members learn right along with you. Out of nursing school, I started in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit ("the mother of all ICUs"), where we have both peds and adults. We recover heart and lung transplant patients, aneurisms, valve repairs, correct congenital anomalies, to name a few. Not a day goes by where I don't feel challenged and fulfilled; there are countless opportunities to learn. Anyone who will be interviewing at UCLA, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. My e-mail address is eb0lagirl@aol.com. I have the inside scoop pretty much, and I know the recruiter very well and some of the nursing managers too. Hopefully I can be of some help to you or maybe show you around.
    Hi Emilie

    I am a new grad with my Minnesota license. I not sure how to apply to UCLA. Do you know what the starting salary is for a new Grad? What does an apartment go for in LA? Any suggestions.

    Archangel
  6. by   cassieopea2193
    Quote from Archangel
    Hi Emilie

    I am a new grad with my Minnesota license. I not sure how to apply to UCLA. Do you know what the starting salary is for a new Grad? What does an apartment go for in LA? Any suggestions.

    Archangel

    Here is an idea...call up UCLA and speak to a nurse recruiter. They will let you know what to do. I am a new grad myself with a Fla state license. They will send you an application. The next step will be to set up an interview. You can interview with your Minnesota license. As far as apts, I have been doing a lot of research on that...a decent size 2 bedroom start in the 1600's and up....depending on where you want to live.. its probably cheaper in other places...look at www.apartmentguide.com. That will help out alot.
  7. by   HU_nurse
    I was just laughing at how this turned into a UCLA thread! But anyhoo, good luck to all those interviewing at UCLA and let us all know how it goes. Its a great place to work!
  8. by   cassieopea2193
    I notice that too...lol...how funny...well All I can say is everyone loves UCLA
  9. by   jzprple
    a better place to find apartments is www.westsiderentals.com I think it costs like $60 to register but it's well worth it!! I found a couple of apartments when I lived in LA (oh just a few short 8 months ago) that were great deals and in good areas. Park La Brea is a really nice place but it's also super flippin expensive. You can usually find great really cool and kind of eclectic apartments in LA that may even be bigger for the same price. When I first moved to LA, I was dead set on that apartment complex type of living arangement, but over the years realized that it just takes some looking and some research on the area to find really cool places. Just south of Park La Brea (off of Masselin and 6th) there are even apartment complexes that are running around $1200 I think. Just a thought.
  10. by   cassieopea2193
    Its been awhile since I have posted...but I just wanted to let everybody know I got the job at UCLA...I start in July :hatparty:
    I am very excited...everyone was wonderful...So anway...I start in July...
  11. by   Medical Maria
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where the stars go to die. Lucille Ball, River Phoenix, Johnny Carson (he did [/I]not[I] die at home), who else? Alfred Hitchcock, Danny Thomas, Sammy Davis, Jr., Eva Gabor...
    Last edit by Medical Maria on May 17, '05 : Reason: Add dead stars
  12. by   nursemelanie
    Quote from cassieopea2193
    Its been awhile since I have posted...but I just wanted to let everybody know I got the job at UCLA...I start in July :hatparty:
    I am very excited...everyone was wonderful...So anway...I start in July...

    Congrats :hatparty:
    Hope you enjoy living in California. Even though it is expensive, once you get here and get used to the atmosphere, you kind of forget about it. There's so much to do here. I was just wondering if the pregnancy issue came up and how did you handle it. My friend and I both want to have a baby, she might be trying during the end of her last semester of school, so I was just wondering for future reference.
    Well Congrats again and good luck on the apartment hunting too.
  13. by   cassieopea2193
    Hi u...
    I am off today from work ...sitting at my computer trying to find an apartment...a decent apartment in a decent neighborhood..but what do i know...I dont know Cali...in any event...at the interview, the question never came up nor did i volunteer any information, however my conscience bothered me soo much after I retuned home...I called up my future supervisor and explained the situation to her...she was very nice about it ...told me it was ok..technically they could not renig on the position but they could have found plenty of other reasons to not extend the position I am sure..
    I also spoke to the nuse recruiter who told me it is illegal to not hire based on pregnancy...so in essence..it worked out great....I just didnt want to start out being dishonest on a new job ya know...for one thing I was showing but it was not that noticable at the interview...now I am SHOWING....




    Hope you enjoy living in California. Even though it is expensive, once you get here and get used to the atmosphere, you kind of forget about it. There's so much to do here. I was just wondering if the pregnancy issue came up and how did you handle it. My friend and I both want to have a baby, she might be trying during the end of her last semester of school, so I was just wondering for future reference.
    Well Congrats again and good luck on the apartment hunting too.
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