Sacramento New Grad RNs.... Are You Having A Difficult Time Landing A Job? - page 6

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  1. by   NickiLaughs
    Exactly, they WANTED to hire me at that facility at the VA, but they were told they couldn't because of the hiring freeze. Like the above poster said, there's just not a lot of jobs. They may love you, but they don't have supreme control in facilities. For some it works out, for others it doesn't.
    And as far as "who you know" I KNOW several people who work in HR nursing recruitment, and several nurses where the facilities are hiring, and they still can't get me in.
    So as of right now, it's not even necessarily who you know....
  2. by   Foreverplaid1
    UH-YEAH! I WOULD THINK THAT WE WOULD ALREADY KNOW THIS FACT B/C IT IS DRILLED INTO OUR HEADS AS NURSING STUDENTS-"THE REAL WORLD VS. THEORY/SCHOOL WAY......
  3. by   nursinguy
    Quote from youknowho
    It doesn't really matter who has senior preceptorships and who doesn't or if you can do all your clinicals at one place. Even if you do and do a marvelous job, it doesn't mean they will hire you. I thought the main point of this thread was that there just isnt the New Grad positions out there, period. And if there are you are competing with HUNDREDS of equally qualified nurses.
    I agree, but all my male friends a semester ahead have jobs, seems like more than a coincedent.
  4. by   LOVEJRT
    Please do not tell people to come to Southern CA to get an RN position. THERE THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY NEW GRADS IN SOUTHERN CA!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Experienced RNs are working multiple positions (many have laid-off spouses, so the have to work extra hours to pay the bills), so there are not a lot of open spots for experienced folks. Most county facilities (LA, Riverside, San Bernardino) have hiring freezes.. Tough all over!!! GOOD LUCK FOLKS!!!
  5. by   nursinguy
    Quote from LOVEJRT
    Please do not tell people to come to Southern CA to get an RN position. THERE THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY NEW GRADS IN SOUTHERN CA!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Experienced RNs are working multiple positions (many have laid-off spouses, so the have to work extra hours to pay the bills), so there are not a lot of open spots for experienced folks. Most county facilities (LA, Riverside, San Bernardino) have hiring freezes.. Tough all over!!! GOOD LUCK FOLKS!!!
    Go SOUTH!
  6. by   metalmom
    No stay where you are. California is way too crowded, filthy, crime-ridden etc. Oh and need I mention-BROKE. I am a native daughter of native parents plus an RN trying to keep my own head above water, working several jobs. As soon as I find the balls to say bye-bye to my large family, I will high-tail it out of this god-forsaken state.
  7. by   fiveofpeep
    california sucks
  8. by   CityKat
    Quote from maggiofliore
    california sucks
    Umm no! California DOES NOT SUCK; it's just the market. Understanding that you're upset, but California is on the forefront of setting up strict nurse to patient ratios and setting the salaries higher for nurses in the future. California is paving the way for the rest of the nation as far as standards go. So, no, California does not suck

    I know it's hard to do, but go somewhere where you can find a job and the market is so saturated. At least until you can get your experience under your belt and then you can come back.
  9. by   fiveofpeep
    Quote from CityKat
    Umm no! California DOES NOT SUCK; it's just the market. Understanding that you're upset, but California is on the forefront of setting up strict nurse to patient ratios and setting the salaries higher for nurses in the future. California is paving the way for the rest of the nation as far as standards go. So, no, California does not suck

    I know it's hard to do, but go somewhere where you can find a job and the market is so saturated. At least until you can get your experience under your belt and then you can come back.
    unless you love taxes, high price of living, and a government who cant manage their money, california sucks

    thats my opinion and I am entitled to it. I will stay here if there is a job here, but if not I have no problems going anywhere else.

    It's not the nursing that is the problem. I know we are spoiled here. It's the state.
  10. by   youknowho
    Quote from maggiofliore
    california sucks
    Of course you are entitles to your opinion. However, according to your profile you have not worked as a Registered Nurse in this state or any other. That tells me that you don't know first hand how fortunate we are to practice in a state that has ratios for out protection as well as patient safety. If you don't think a couple extra patients make a big difference then you are wrong.
    Believe me, I know that we have some bad politicians. So do many other states. Hawaii, New York and other places have high costs of living also. Do they suck solely on that basis? You can find some amazing places to live in California that do not have high cost of living and are just gorgeous.
    I hope you find a job but maybe having one less California hater here isn't just a bad thing:spbox:OK I am getting off the box now
  11. by   fiveofpeep
    Quote from youknowho
    Of course you are entitles to your opinion. However, according to your profile you have not worked as a Registered Nurse in this state or any other. That tells me that you don't know first hand how fortunate we are to practice in a state that has ratios for out protection as well as patient safety. If you don't think a couple extra patients make a big difference then you are wrong.
    Believe me, I know that we have some bad politicians. So do many other states. Hawaii, New York and other places have high costs of living also. Do they suck solely on that basis? You can find some amazing places to live in California that do not have high cost of living and are just gorgeous.
    I hope you find a job but maybe having one less California hater here isn't just a bad thing:spbox:OK I am getting off the box now
    Actually my mom is an RN in california so I do know

    People need to stop getting so angry through the internet. Why does it matter so much to you that I dont like california? I'd love to come back someday but right now Ca is not the best place for me. Sheesh. People seriously need to not get so angry about one comment. The one thing I dont like about allnurses is how people get so fussy over things on here and feel the need to pass their judgment.

    I love california, but right now california sucks.

    By the way this is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy off topic
  12. by   vivicaq
    I am sorry to hear that you having a terrible time landing a job. I live in Michigan and Detroit Hospitals are hiring like crazy, they also have new grad programs the pay is good and the cost of living is not as high, plus they have tons of Overtime. If moving is not an issue i would seriously consider moving yes the economy is hurting but there are pockets of opportunity and healthcare is booming in the Detroit area even for LPNs
  13. by   kamilee03
    Sonora is only hiring new grads who externed with them. Tried already : )

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