Hey all, I've been in Hawaii for about a year now and am having a hard time getting a RN job at the hospital and in general. Does anyone have any tips? Seems like RN jobs in Hawaii are extremely hard or you face heavy competition.
May 1, '11
by Daly City RN
I could be wrong, but the lack of job openings in Hawaii for nurses is not new. In 1995 I flew to Oahu hoping to land a job there. I applied for a job at the large Queens Hospital and one other small hospital (I can't remember its name). At the Queens Hospital I was just one of the several RNs from all over the mainland applying for a job that day! We all hoped and wanted to move to paradise!
Unbeknownst to my wife, who stayed home with our 2 kids back in the San Francisco Bay Area, I spent the next three days on the beach; and eating very delicious food and enjoying the unbelievable heavenly ice cream at the International Marketplace.
Not finding a job in Hawaii was definitely a blessing in disguise for me. After working hard for almost 28 years in the same hospital, I have retired from that county-owned hospital and I am now enjoying my hard earned-pension from the county government. (Repeat: hard-earned pension, and forever proud!) e.m.
Last edit by Daly City RN on May 1, '11