Hello! I am going to graduate nursing school in May in Philadelphia, and I have to move to California soon after I graduate.
I know how hard it is finding jobs in the state I'm in, so I'm assuming its even harder when I'm not even in the state I'm looking to be employed in.
If anyone has any insight, please let me know!
Jul 18, '13
To my understanding, california is really saturated with Nurses, so it simply might be really hard there.
I looked for jobs on websites like careerbuileder, MOnster.com, USA JOBS, and with companies, like various hospital systems, large nursing home corporations. SOme large systems and corps, have online job application site.... best wishes!!
Jul 18, '13
Ca has close to a 50% unemployment rate. Probably not the state you want to move to.
Jul 18, '13
California is a really tough market for new grads. However, the method that I would suggest using for looking for job is to search "City Name Hospital" for wherever in California you will be moving too, then do a Google Map search of the city, and repeat the process for any cities within a reasonable driving distance. You may have better luck with applying at more rural hospitals.
I'm from California, and the recommendation I got from nurses before I started nursing school was to count on working out of state for a year or town, and then the application process would be much easier. I ended up finding a great job in Washington and I never got any response for any of the applications that I submitted in California.
Jul 21, '13
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