How hard is it to get a job as a nurse practitioner in san francisco?

  1. FOR ACUTE CARE ADULT NP, I wanted to see if any of the community has experience applying to this part of the US. I am not familiar, and just want to see other's opinions. Also how early for CA do you apply for licensure/what are the steps? I am still in school so want to get organized.
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  3. by   Sour Lemon
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    FOR ACUTE CARE ADULT NP, I wanted to see if any of the community has experience applying to this part of the US. I am not familiar, and just want to see other's opinions. Also how early for CA do you apply for licensure/what are the steps? I am still in school so want to get organized.
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    I'm not an NP and don't live in San Fransisco. I can only tell you that California is saturated with nurses, in general ...and it seems like they are ALL in school to become NPs, especially the newer RN graduates. So good luck. You might need it.
  4. by   ArmaniX
    I applied throughout northern/southern/central California for roughly 6+ months for adult gerontology acute care NP. Never even got a phone call.
  5. by   juan de la cruz
    Sorry to hear that ArmaniX. I work as an ACNP in San Francisco. I was hired in 2009 from out of state with 5 years of ICU NP experience and over 10 years of RN experience. San Francisco has ACNP openings right now but the pool of candidates is large. Our group has been on a hiring spree actually as we are expanding but unfortunately for other candidates, the new hires were experienced ICU NP's from out of state, ICU NP's from within California, and new grads from both our own AGACNP and ICU NP fellowship program. I feel like there are jobs in other departments that are not getting filled but I have no insight on how picky the hiring managers are.
  6. by   ArmaniX
    Quote from juan de la cruz
    Sorry to hear that ArmaniX. I work as an ACNP in San Francisco.
    It all worked out in the end, just wasnt meant to be at the time. I ended up in Baltimore's shock trauma center and couldn't be happier with the group.
  7. by   DannyBoy8
    It probably depends on your profile as an applicant and like anything else in life, connections that you've made.
  8. by   irvine123
    were you from CA or from out of state? Also, why did you want to go to CA if you were from out of state?
  9. by   cahalana
    Quote from irvine123
    were you from CA or from out of state? Also, why did you want to go to CA if you were from out of state?
    I'm from the west not California but have been a nurse in Manhattan and CT. I know nyc is an animal of it's own, so I'm just wondering if it will be harder to find job in SF than NYC?

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