I am a recently graduated nurse from an Ontario university. I am relocating to British Columbia in the next couple months and am eagerly trying to find an RN position. I have begun to apply for the Fraser Health New Graduate Program, where I have been told that you are guaranteed 150 hours, as well as workshops for training, but then are placed into a casual position.
I am wondering what kind of hours nurses in British Columbia get in casual positions? I know you are not guaranteed hours, but I do not want to risk relocating and not having any hours at all.
Also, if anyone can give me more information about the Fraser Health New Graduate Program, it would be greatly appreciated!
Finally, any tips on a new graduate nurses getting a position in BC would be great! I am finding it difficult to find a job, as the majority of postings all require 1-2 years of experience.
Jul 10, '14
Hi, did you get in to the new grad program? I have just begin to apply too and was wondering about the hours you get as a casual and how the program went for you. Thanks!
Jul 12, '14
I didn't end up taking the position. From what I was told though, it wouldn't be difficult to come by hours in a casual position, and then once you are in that position you could easily apply to internal postings. Its a long application process. I had originally applied to it in early October, got a preliminary phone interview in late November and then the Manager of the unit I was being placed on was supposed to call me, but never did. Well, by February hadn't heard back and I withdrew my application. I could have called back to see what was going on, but I had decided I wasn't relocating anymore.