Latest Comments by SailorWifey

Latest Comments by SailorWifey

SailorWifey 2,266 Views

Joined Sep 18, '11. He has '2' year(s) of experience. Posts: 73 (12% Liked) Likes: 11

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    I suggest you contact a travel nurse company and get in that way, especially with a year of experience. I came here with 2 years of experience and couldn't find any full time jobs. I had offers for per diem, but decided to get a travel contract. There are so many staff nurses in the area here who came on as travelers first, and then made connections and got a staff position. Good luck!

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    procrastinator911 likes this.

    Hi, I'm a fellow military spouse and just moved here in July. I had multiple job options, with 2 years acute care experience, BSN, and certification. Like the person above me said, 7 months acute care experience won't be quite enough. I have 2 jobs (1 full time, 1 per diem) and both only look at new applicants with at least 1 year acute experience, but preferring more. Also you may want to consider talking with a travel agency (american mobile is based here). I ultimately went that route and had a job lined up before we got here. Good luck!

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    Ah sorry carizzal, I took another position here and didn't end up doing the walk in interview. It sounds like a great way to introduce yourself. Good luck.

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    dorkypanda and EmeraldStar like this.

    Gotta think positively! Create your own reality. Everyone said the same to me about San Diego and I am so happy I did NOT let them talk me out of coming here!!! Loving it!

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    That has to be frustrating. I hope something works out for you.

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    I just moved here as well with my husband I also have 2 years of experience from a teaching hospital. I applied to jobs as Sharp, Scripps, and UCSD. I ended up with several options so I wish you the best! Have you considered taking a travel or agency assignment? That's another easy way to get a job here. I ended up choosing an agency job over a staff position for my first job here for a number of reasons! Good luck!!

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    tchampoux86 likes this.

    I just moved to San Diego, but I'm experienced. My husband is also in the military so I wanted to reach out and say "Hi" and good luck to you

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    I'm not from California but I just moved here. I have a BSN, 2 years of experience, and I am certified in my specialty. I had several job offers and even negotiated my rate. A couple years of experience go a long way! Good luck

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    I'm moving to SD in the next couple months and have received several calls from managers and recruiters in response to my application. Everyone is different, and I have a BSN, acute care experience, and am certified in my specialty. It's hard to judge without applying and seeing what response you get. Everyone told me negative things though, so I've been pleasantly surprised with options and ample response.

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    MamakatRN that is awesome! I love finding other military spouses that are nurses. Good for you good luck in your career endeavors! Happy military spouse appreciation day!

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    chnmxw likes this.

    Sharp healthcare offers walk in interviews for nurses with at least 1 year of acute care experience. They're every Thursday from 9am - noon. I'm not in the area yet but will be in a few weeks and definitely plan on checking this out. I've been emailing a recruiter for my specialty but just wondered how these are conducted... I.e, how they can have walk in interviews with no position (unless they need nurses in all positions, or would save your profile and call you if an opening occurred). Just never heard of this before!

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    chnmxw likes this.

    Has anyone done this? I'm just curious what to expect, and how these are conducted. I verified with a recruiter they still have them.

    This is in regards to Sharp Healthcare in San Diego. Thanks!

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    You could do agency or travel nursing if you have over a year of experience. I would also look on career sites on hospital web pages and call their nurse recruiters. I have 2 years experience and they've been very receptive on the phone. Good luck

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    Does anyone have insight on this? There are both PRN and Full time jobs listed for the same specialty. Ultimately, PRN and full time are both options for me so is it frowned up for me to apply for both of these (even though the manager/recruiter may come across my same resume twice.

    thank you in advance, this is still a new career for me! Especially with applying for non new grad jobs!

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    I started as a new grad in PACU. I love it and the schedule works so well for me. I plan on sticking with this specialty for a long long time


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