Hawaiian advice needed! - page 2

I am a new grad and moving to Oahu, HI in two months from MA. Any helpful tips and suggestions as how and where to apply?? I do not have any experience besides clinical time. I was thinking of doing... Read More

  1. by   newoncrn
    Hello oncallgal! Thanks for the info and it's tempting but my hubby works in Oahu so I'm stuck here! Great to hear from you!
  2. by   JillyRN
    I've had the same experiences as previous posters. Moved here as a new grad in 2010. Put out hundreds of applications with not a single lead. Finally found a position on CL in a family medicine office and jumped on it. I spent a year there before moving on to a different clinic with better benefits. Every once in a while I put in an application in the hospitals but still receive the response that I am not qualified without having acute care experience. It is very frustrating, but it's a great place to live. Just be willing to take anything you can to gain some experience. Good luck!
  3. by   Ali.RN
    The Big Island is probably an easier place to get a job. Kona Community Hospital has openings for float pool and SNF.
  4. by   jonohi
    It seems to me the job market is getting worse, especially since the Hawaii Nurses Association (HNA) agreed to lay-offs of over 40 RNs at Kaiser, and is allowing Kaiser to build big Medical Office Buildings and small clinics throughout the islands with no RNs working in them! It's Aloha time, maybe because the HNA is part of the OPEIU - office workers union - they'll be happy becoming secretaries!

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