Looking for New grad nursing programs

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    Hi! I'm new to the website.. I've come across a lot of great information so far..

    Had a few questions..
    Does anybody know which hospitals on Oahu are doing New Grad Programs? I graduate in May 2009.

    Also, I hear from fellow students that it takes a while for you to get your license. I ask how long is "a while". Many reply "a month or so". On the website, the Queen's new grad program wants you to get your license exactly 2 weeks before start date, but you aren't sure when you'll be getting your license.. how will this work out? What are your experiences? Also if I plan to take the Kaplan course, how long is that course?
    Or do you have a sample timeline? example: "graduate in may.. kaplan lasts for ____ weeks. take NCLEX . results. license comes in the mail in ___ weeks". something like that?

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    first of all just wanted to say congrats on almost graduating..secondly, its tough for new grads to get jobs in hawaii..from what I heard there are still new grads from a year ago who have a hard time finding work in a hospital...but good luck on your search...
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    Ya tough for new graduates. I went to the job fair last week and most facilities told me to work in the acute care setting first and you may have to start off as a ward clerk or nurse aide. The only two facilities that do new-graduate programs in Oahu, Hawaii are Queens and Hawaii Pacific Health (Women & Children, Pali Momi, Straub). Home care and long term prefer one year of acute care. Good luck.
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    Hi- Are you coming from the mainland?
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    suzanne in hawaii,
    I am from Oahu and go to nursing school here.
    Some teachers are telling us to go to the mainland because Oahu hospitals won't pay for new grad training.
    getting nervous,
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    yea..gonna have to agree with your teachers..for several months i've been tryin to find a job as a nurse in hawaii from hospitals to nursing homes to even home health...i did a couple of flu clinics..then made the difficult decision to move to the mainland...within two weeks I was fortunate to get into a new grad program...my advice is go elsewhere..fulfill your commitment (at least a year)..then move to hawaii..good luck...
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    Hello, I am in the same situation. I graduated in Dec,2008 with my BSN and moved to Hawaii 3 weeks later because of my husband being in the military. I took Kaplan in Florida for a week, our school paid it for us. I applied for the NCLEX in Hawaii and got my ATT within a week. After I took my test it took 48 hours for Pearson vue to post the early results for which you pay 8 dollars if you want to see them. I then got my letter from the board of nursing the next day saying that I had "officially passed". Then a week later I got another letter asking for payment of fees. So the process is quick the problem is getting a job as a new graduate I'm still job hunting myself. Queens says they have a new grad program but there are currently no positions available. Hawaii pacific health also offers a program but they are currently no open slots. I spoke with a recruiter and they said that they are currently seeking nurses with at least 2 years of experience. I have emailed a recruiter for Tripler about new grad program, they said they have but only for BSN nurses, which I am and so I gave them my resume and did all that paperwork they require and I still haven't heard from them at all. This Island is only so big and I feel like I am going to run out of places to apply.
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    Have u tried st francis,kapiolani,kaiser,castle,kahi mohala,hawaiian state hosp...u need to get in touch with all the hospital ...u never know.