California's 2009 New Grad RN Program- Who's hiring right now? - page 12

Greetings. This is my story- I graduated from Nursing School in May 2008 (ADN) and passed my boards in October 2008. I live north of San Fran and have yet to find a New Grad Program. I've been... Read More

  1. by   hatingthewaiting
    Quote from coffy25
    Anybody has news from the SF bay area hospital/facility accepting new grad? I have been looking and following up my applications. Sutter does not seem to be hiring new grads, any news from sutter or other hospitals?
    It's REALLY BAD in the bay area right now. Did you go to school up here? My synthesis instructor said your best bet would be to try at the place where you did your preceptorship. From what I've heard only 2 people in my class have jobs so far. The one I know was in the bay area was an internal hire (already a CNA at the hospital). Another person I know who got an interview had an in with a family friend who worked at the hospital's HR and a well liked MD there who also recommended her. I haven't heard if she got it yet, just that she was able to get interviewed. I talked to Sutter at the career fair in April and she said they weren't hiring any new grads, I don't know if anything has changed since then. I also heard Kaiser is on a hiring freeze.
  2. by   coffy25
    Thank you. I know its just a matter of time before we are all swamped with work. Its just hard to EVER get started if no one gives us that 1 year of experience. Unfortunately, i dont have any relative or friends who works at these hospitals. Any new grads who got hired?
  3. by   emmanewgrad
    I'm floating as well awaitng to get into someones ship! I'm applying outside California now and endorsing my license in case I do get a job. I have four kids to feed a depressed husband who lost his job and with it his role as a professional. I'm applying everwhere I can throughout the day everyday. Some positions are only open for a few hours and then they close all of a sudden. Keep your eyes open! Though since I graduated from outside of CA, I have been thrown to the back of the list according to some recruiters I spoke to. Hospitals are giving priority to students who had their clinicals at such hospitals, then to local BSN grads, next are the out of State BSN grads, and at the end of the line are the out of the State ADN new grads and returns. I'm in for a long line....

    I'm keeping my faith up and hoping I nail a job in California. Congrats to all the newly activated RNs!
  4. by   hatingthewaiting
    Quote from emmanewgrad
    I'm floating as well awaitng to get into someones ship! I'm applying outside California now and endorsing my license in case I do get a job. I have four kids to feed a depressed husband who lost his job and with it his role as a professional. I'm applying everwhere I can throughout the day everyday. Some positions are only open for a few hours and then they close all of a sudden. Keep your eyes open! Though since I graduated from outside of CA, I have been thrown to the back of the list according to some recruiters I spoke to. Hospitals are giving priority to students who had their clinicals at such hospitals, then to local BSN grads, next are the out of State BSN grads, and at the end of the line are the out of the State ADN new grads and returns. I'm in for a long line....

    I'm keeping my faith up and hoping I nail a job in California. Congrats to all the newly activated RNs!
    Have you applied locally? Why not stay where you graduated? CA is one of the worst places in the country to apply as a new grad right now, not trying to be a downer, just being honest. We have local BSNs with multiple degrees who haven't gotten jobs for nearly a year.
  5. by   emmanewgrad
    Quote from hatingthewaiting
    Have you applied locally? Why not stay where you graduated? CA is one of the worst places in the country to apply as a new grad right now, not trying to be a downer, just being honest. We have local BSNs with multiple degrees who haven't gotten jobs for nearly a year.

    I moved to Utah about a year and a half ago; I completed school as a transfer student. I was lucky to have a local college accept me from Iowa. There are no jobs here, 127 applications went in for 15 new grad positions the hospital took (the only 1 hospital here)! I was one of the applicants. I may have made a wrong decision, but I turned their interview down inclining in my strong desire to move to California. I think about it, but surprisingly, I'm not bombed by this decisions, as I don't want to live here. There is nothing, absolutely nothing here...super lonely.

    I was born in California and my entire family lives there, it would be great to live around my parents and help them out as they get older. Thats my focus, helping my parents . I was raised in Texas and thats another State I would not mind going back to. Hopefully, I can take my parents with me.

    Is it me or is this looking like a really difficult situation?
  6. by   hatingthewaiting
    From what I've heard Texas is one of the easier places right now for new grads. 127 apps for 15 spots actually sounds pretty good from what I've been seeing. I've heard 200 apps for 2 spots. 96 interviewed for 8 spots and I'm sure a whole lot more applied than those 96. One place I applied to had over 500 applications. These numbers are directly from recruiters and places I've applied/interviewed at, not just hearsay. The smartest thing right now (IMHO) would be to get a job anywhere you can and just get that experience under your belt. Once you have that you can apply to where you really wanna live. An ASN with 1 year exp will get the job before any BSN new grad generally. Also, if you already have a CA license, look in more rural areas, those will have lower app counts. Good luck, it's tough out there.
  7. by   RNMEOW
    I searched TX hospitals, most new grads program closed already. Do they really consider out of state applicants? I called several hospitals in Navada, they said that they only consider local students... Any suggestions? Thanks!!
    RNMEOW
  8. by   emmanewgrad
    Quote from RNMEOW
    I searched TX hospitals, most new grads program closed already. Do they really consider out of state applicants? I called several hospitals in Navada, they said that they only consider local students... Any suggestions? Thanks!!
    RNMEOW
    Many new grad positions slowing down now and getting ready for the September-August hiring (I hope). Look into travel nursing? Long term care..I know it not be your dream job..but after a year of experience, hospitals will hire you. Anyways, correctional departments only hiring for mental health...and that scares me ..u know? mental health/crime is a bad mix heading for tragedy and I want to come home! ")

    Anyways, keep an eye open for opportunities in your near your long term care facilities perhaps? Just a thought considering the situation. Otherwise, await an opportunity to open and turn in your application ASAP!

    Good Luck!
  9. by   RNMEOW
    Thank you emmanewgrad, I am open to ANY position right now. Psych is not my favorate neither, haha...Thanks for your advice. I will keep searching!!
    RNMEOW
  10. by   Manang Biday
    Scripps San Diego posted a surgical acute RN position. It didn't say it was a training program, but it didn't state experience required. The link for the listing is below:

    Scripps San Diego Surgical Acute RN
  11. by   hatingthewaiting
    Quote from Manang Biday
    Scripps San Diego posted a surgical acute RN position. It didn't say it was a training program, but it didn't state experience required. The link for the listing is below:

    Scripps San Diego Surgical Acute RN

    Anyone heard anything, good or bad, back from last week's interviews? I think someone said they were going to have 2nd interviews, but the people I interviewed with never mentioned that. Anyone know if that was that definite?
  12. by   c_beshore_rn
    Hey guys.....I just got some job postings for agency nurses needed in California for "perm. assignments" and "temp assignments". The agency is
    tailoredhealthcarestaffing.com if anyone can use it. Experience was not listed as a requirment for employment and might help u get your foot or both feet in the door somewhere in CA. Like I said in another post: California hospitals and facilities are recruiting RN's here in MO???? Don't know why but our papers have offers from there a lot and if I see any I'll let u know. I hate to see Bro's and Sisters in the profession struggling----Crystal

    Good luck....from Missouri again.
  13. by   chica86123
    Quote from hatingthewaiting
    Anyone heard anything, good or bad, back from last week's interviews? I think someone said they were going to have 2nd interviews, but the people I interviewed with never mentioned that. Anyone know if that was that definite?

    I haven't heard anything yet, but I was told by the lady running the interview event that we would hear by the end of this week. She said that for the most part, people are called back for a second interview because on the day of our interviews, we only talked to 1 person from 1 unit, but that if we weren't a fit for that unit, we might interview with another manager. From what I gathered from what she said, it sounds like some people will get a call with a "yes", some a call with a "no", and some a call for another interview. Good luck to everyone!

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