What is the average salary for a RN graduate in N. California the bay area??? - page 2

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    actually..the bay area isn't so bad with cost of living..i mean compared to other states it is higher..but my house is 2615 square feet which is about 1/2 acre ..4 bedroom 2 and 1/2 bath and it is currently worth about 460000...not bad....u can find those places about 30 minutes to an hour away from san francisco...mostly everywhere in the bay area is saturated right now and new grad programs right now are being pushed furthur back..but if u can get a job out here I think its worth it! especially if u know where to look folr housing and such..i live in concord...30 minutes from san francisco without traffic of course..or 15 to 20 minutes to oakland again witout traffic!! I love it here....just moved back from southern california..walnut, ca to be exact and I feel the cost of living is the same
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    I have spoken to a couple recent graduates in my area who all say they cannot find a job. I am about one hour east of San Francisco. I know the job market is bad, however, are new nurses looking at just hospitals and the more desired RN jobs? I know for a fact that there are 4 nursing homes within 20 minutes of my home that are hiring RN's with no experience. It's not as good of pay as hospitals, but it will get you the first year of experience you need. I mainly say this because the last new grad I spoke to said that she only wants to work part time, and that there are only full time openings out there. She also said a lot of hospitals have hiring freezes. And also, that she doesn't want to work nights. It just seemed like a lot of conditions to put on a first time job. Do you think that is what is happening with a lot of new grads, or are jobs hard to come by in this area no matter what?
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    Quote from Mom0508
    I have spoken to a couple recent graduates in my area who all say they cannot find a job. I am about one hour east of San Francisco. I know the job market is bad, however, are new nurses looking at just hospitals and the more desired RN jobs? I know for a fact that there are 4 nursing homes within 20 minutes of my home that are hiring RN's with no experience. It's not as good of pay as hospitals, but it will get you the first year of experience you need. I mainly say this because the last new grad I spoke to said that she only wants to work part time, and that there are only full time openings out there. She also said a lot of hospitals have hiring freezes. And also, that she doesn't want to work nights. It just seemed like a lot of conditions to put on a first time job. Do you think that is what is happening with a lot of new grads, or are jobs hard to come by in this area no matter what?

    I also about an hour east of San Francisco. I have not been putting any restrictions on my job hunt. I am willing to work days, pms, nights,part time, fulltime, per diem, you name it and I still cant find a job. I gotten many rejection letters and no call backs. I think the market for new grads in the bay area is the worst. If you dont mind, can you let know the nursing homes that you know of that are hiring new grads? you can message me. Thanks in advance!!!
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    What school did you go to in No Cal?
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    Quote from Mom0508
    I have spoken to a couple recent graduates in my area who all say they cannot find a job. I am about one hour east of San Francisco. I know the job market is bad, however, are new nurses looking at just hospitals and the more desired RN jobs? I know for a fact that there are 4 nursing homes within 20 minutes of my home that are hiring RN's with no experience. It's not as good of pay as hospitals, but it will get you the first year of experience you need. I mainly say this because the last new grad I spoke to said that she only wants to work part time, and that there are only full time openings out there. She also said a lot of hospitals have hiring freezes. And also, that she doesn't want to work nights. It just seemed like a lot of conditions to put on a first time job. Do you think that is what is happening with a lot of new grads, or are jobs hard to come by in this area no matter what?
    Thats not completely true. There are hospitals that wont consider one year of experience in a nursing home. So depending on the hospital you want to end up working in, you may have to keep trying to get a new grad position wherever you can find one.
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    Quote from shadowz
    Thats not completely true. There are hospitals that wont consider one year of experience in a nursing home. So depending on the hospital you want to end up working in, you may have to keep trying to get a new grad position wherever you can find one.
    Nursing home experience is not usually considered as Acute hospital experience. I have heard of people not being considered for a position even with a few years in a nursing home, not the same.
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    Quote from shodobe
    Nursing home experience is not usually considered as Acute hospital experience. I have heard of people not being considered for a position even with a few years in a nursing home, not the same.

    That's good to know! Thank you! Good luck to all of you looking for jobs!!! I know the market is tough and hope you can all find something soon!!!
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    DENIMAR86: Email me at Jeanie_Bergamo@hotmail.com and I will let you know.
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    I went to school in the bay area. But due to schools having a waiting list I continued my education in the Philippines. Just graduated and going back this June. I miss the bay area. :wink2:
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    Quote from noahsmama
    I work at Children's Hospital Oakland, and my base pay is $44/hr, with a shift differential of about another $5/hr (I work PMs), plus another $2/hr for weekends, so I make $49/hr on weekdays and $51/hr on weekends. This is my first job as a nurse -- I graduated in May 2008, and was hired in November 2008. Other posters are right -- the new grad job market is brutal here. Many of my fellow grads took as long to get hired as I did, though I think everyone in our class did have a job by January or so. Several people moved out of the area to find jobs, including one who moved to New York. Once you get that first job, there seems to be plenty of demand for experienced nurses, but getting that first job is tough.

    Good luck!
    What kind of experiance are you talking about? I have 1 year in Med/Surg and Telemetry, ACLS and just got let go, because one doctor did not like the way I talked to him. Now I am finding out that everyone wants 3-5 years of experiance in areas such ICU, surgery or some type of home care management. I live in Michigan and I am starting to look to relocate. All the surveys report California to be the golden state for RN. Is this true?


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