I have heard that there is a trend in nursing (especially in California) to not hire new grads or those without experience but to hire them as an "intern" and not pay them for a certain amount of time, until they have experience and then possibly offer them a job. I do not know if this is true or not, i have heard about it third party from my mom who supposedly heard this from my Aunt who live in the San Fran area. I am just curious if this is something that is happening and becoming more prevalent. So here is my question, do any of you know about anything like this happening? Have any of you dealt with this or had to go through a process like this? I would like to hear what your experiences are regarding this. I had originally planned to be a med. transcriptionist from home and then put myself through nursing school and that did not happen because of this very thing and am afraid to here it may be occurring in nursing as well.