How are agency nurses being treated here in San Francisco (particularly CPMC, St. Mary's)? I've been a meg/surg RN, BSN for 4.5 years. Recently moved to San Francisco in January 2011 d/t spouse's new job. I will be doing some per diem agency assignments b/c I am having a hard time getting a staff RN position in SF and the bay area. I've only had one CPMC manager call me for an interview since February, otherwise, no calls from the almost 50 online applications that I've submitted. Anyway, I am not too worried about getting enough hours or being cancelled as a per diem agency RN. I am more concerned about getting used to hitting the floor without much orientation. Any advice for me? Please and thank you!