Quote from angelrain820
I am in the same boat except that i will have 9 months experience when we leave in May. The other day I emailed my resume and cover letter to the email address listed on the TAMC website. I received a confirmation that it was received and will be forwarded to unit managers. I suggest you take that first step with Tripler since the application process takes many months. Also look into the other main hospitals. Many residency programs would love an RN with a little experience under hher belt. GL!
What residency program?
OP, get your ACLS and PALS to make yourself more marketable. Tripler states it does not give preference to military wives over civilian unless you are transfering from a mainland hospital. We have a prison here but you would have to wait for the RNs who are working there to die first to get a job there...apply anyway; you may get lucky. Same with any other nursing job here now.
Besides military we have a multitude of foreign nurses here and the compitition is fierce. Most foreign nurses accept lower pay and will work without questioning anything (I've worked here many moons) couple that with the civilian crowd that enters our ports daily and what you have is a real mess. Sure, look up any hospital listing and there will be several but those adds have been there for years it seems.
I suggest you send your current resume and cover letter to Tripler. Work on those certs, believe me they will make you more marketable and don't be discouraged. What says you have to work in a hospital...if your open home health is perhaps a viable option, travel nursing, anyway the starting RN wage here is suppose to be $33.50 (FWI), that's for a new grad and in 2 years it jumps significantly.
Good luck to you