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- by ndylla Sep 17Hello,
I am a recent graduate (May 2013) from the University of Minnesota. My husband and I then moved out to Santa Cruz, California. Anyways, since getting out here I am having a hard time finding an RN job. I have applied to lot of places without responses.
Does anyone have any suggestions, tips??
Can I and would it be worth it to work as a CNA?
I greatly appreciate your comments in advance!!
- Sep 18 by LG1137Frankly, you are in a tough position. The market is tight where you are at. My good friend lives in Santa Cruz and is well established there. His wife had to take a job at a skilled care facility. One of my coworkers here in NM had to do the same in farther north California for her first job.
But I ALWAYS say this: do not simply submit your application to a hospital/facility. You must meet the manager face to face in order to express your interest. Eventually something will come of those meetings.
- Sep 19 by brownbookHave you applied in the Monterey County area? It is a bit of a drive...but traffic is not horrible, working "nursing hours, off shifts, weekends or only a few days a week, etc., makes driving a little more than you'd like for a job, less an issue. However I can't swear that hospitals in Monterey County are hiring anymore than the immediate Santa Cruz area?