Quote from kmd1978
Hi! I won't be moving there until May 08, actually more like June 08. I am nervous about taking boards and then not being able to get a job. What about clinics or doctors offices?
IME, the major clinic operations here require experience. Most of the ads for clinic nurses specify prior experience in clinic nursing or in a specialty. The clinic at the Hilton Hawaiian Village (a clinic run by Queens) prefers critical care nurses.
Doctors offices? Same thing. IF docs hire actual nurses (and not just office workers who wear scrubs
) it is often because they need nurses to assist in procedures, such as outpatient surgeries (as in dermatology or plastic surgery practices or endo suites). They are looking for nurses with experience in these areas. They very often recruit these nurses from the hospitals in which the MD's practice. They've worked with the nurses and can skip the whole advertising/interview process. For regular office help they don't hire nurses.
Nursing homes here sometimes hire new grads.
I suggest you check out the websites of the hospitals and nursing homes here and also take a look at the help wanted ads in the Honolulu Advertiser. The ads and websites are usually quite specific as to what they are looking for and whether or not they have new grad programs.