California's 2009 New Grad RN Program- Who's hiring right now? - page 27

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   SantaCruzNewGrad
    VMC - None of my classmates got interviews at VMC despite doing their preceptorships there in Critical Care...
  2. by   nursinguy
    Quote from D_NiceRN
    I have been working at SNF in for almost a year and I do make $35/hr but I feel like I haven't fulfilled what I went to school for. I have a Bachlor's Degree and still can't find a job in a hospital. Does anyone know if this counts as experience? If not does anyone know if there any new grad programs in Walnut Creek, Antioch, and Pittsburg area.
    For hospital experience, it does not count. You will be considered a new grad when you app with no experiance.
  3. by   nursinguy
    Quote from dyslane
    Hey there,
    Congrats on the job
    I have applied for all 4 of the recent new grad jobs at UCDavis and just talked to the recruiting office. Very nice, btw. Anyway, I was just wondering what you could tell me about their hiring process; interviews etcetc. I graduated in May and have had only 1 screening interview and they wanted only new grads that lived within 30 miles of the hospital; I live further away, interesting screening tool:smackingf.
    Thanks for anything you could offer. Good luck
    If you did not precept there, work for free, your chances are virtually 0! There is a better chance that the antartic melts before you will get a job there.
  4. by   k7redeemed
    I got a job with Mollen too, but haven't heard anything about the online training yet. I called & they said they were working on getting it up, but still nada. Have you heard anything?
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    "I actually have two; 1 is a temp. job with mollen immunizations and the other one is a fulltime job at a med/surg dept."
  5. by   k7redeemed
    I got a job with Mollen too, but haven't heard anything about the online training yet. I called & they said they were working on getting it up, but still nada. Have you heard anything?

    Kelly
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    If I'm correct, you posted getting in a hospital as a volunteer and had taken your ACLS/PALS? I've been thinking of you and hoped something like this happened to you! great critical thinking girl! he he I got a job too! not with a pay as great as yours, but I have a job! Thank my heavenly father!!!!!!!!!!! I actually have two; 1 is a temp. job with mollen immunizations and the other one is a fulltime job at a med/surg dept. I had been applying since April with zero feedback, nada! I feel everyones pain and know it's not easy terrain out there. I hope this gets easier soon. I just emailed the heart association, I'm trying to get all the ACLS/PALS reading done via online and get skills done at the local fire dept., who knows? But I'll get it done! Another thing that's in my head is getting my forensic licensure completed online through UCR and my SANE license...how cool is that!? it's expensive, but I have to do it to broaden my career...I can always make small payments...

    Congrats on your new job break! Enjoy it and may you have many more positive adventures![/quote]
  6. by   heatherp
    Quote from nursinguy
    If you did not precept there, work for free, your chances are virtually 0! There is a better chance that the antartic melts before you will get a job there.
    I have to disagree with this about UCDMC. I am currently in orientation as a New Grad, and I did NOT precept there. I'd never stepped foot in the building prior to my interview. I will say however that at least one of the other 4 New Grad's in orientation with me did do her preceptorship there.

    All I can say is keep trying!
  7. by   sleepygrl
    Quote from heatherp
    I have to disagree with this about UCDMC. I am currently in orientation as a New Grad, and I did NOT precept there. I'd never stepped foot in the building prior to my interview. I will say however that at least one of the other 4 New Grad's in orientation with me did do her preceptorship there.

    All I can say is keep trying!
    hi heatherp,
    what was the interview process like for UCD? did u just interview with the nurse manager or were there more ppl?
  8. by   starzburst
    Quote from heatherp
    I have to disagree with this about UCDMC. I am currently in orientation as a New Grad, and I did NOT precept there. I'd never stepped foot in the building prior to my interview. I will say however that at least one of the other 4 New Grad's in orientation with me did do her preceptorship there.

    All I can say is keep trying!

    How is orientation at UCD? What unit are you on? The nurse manager just called me yesterday to schedule me for an interview and I'm slightly freaking out because it's been so long since my last interview and school that I'm actually studying for it, lol.

    I live in SoCal so I was really surprised I got a call for an interview because of the comments here about not having preceptored at their facility. The position I applied for was the Cardiothoracic PCU and I did my preceptorship in a cardiovascular unit and a PCU, so I guess it was relevant to that unit.
  9. by   PEREZRN
    So I browsed through the net during my job search and I ran into this blog..and HAD to become a member. I FEEL THE PAIN!! I moved to San Jose this summer, I graduated this June from an ADN program in Southern California, I have passed my boards and as excited as I am to be an RN I am more excited to WORK! I did the bridge program, worked as an LVN for three years. I really thought that this would be and advantage when applying to work, but NO LUCK! I have applied to many positions from San Jose to San Francisco, not one call back since July10th only some sad denials via email. My goal is to start in a med surg unit where I gain some expereince and ultimatly work in the ICU. Although its a sad situation im kinda content that im not alone. I am here to beg the same question "Who's hiring right now?"
  10. by   heatherp
    Quote from sleepygrl
    hi heatherp,
    what was the interview process like for UCD? did u just interview with the nurse manager or were there more ppl?
    I think every unit is different. For the NICU they said it was going to be a panel interview, but then it ended up being just the assistant nurse manager, and the unit manager at the end (she was going to be there the whole time, but got called away for a meeting).

    I applied in June, 3 or 4 weeks later they called on Friday to set up the interview. I interviewed on Wednesday, and just about 3 weeks later I got the call with the job offer. It took a LONG time, but SOOO worth it!

    GOOD LUCK!!!
  11. by   heatherp
    Quote from starzburst
    How is orientation at UCD? What unit are you on? The nurse manager just called me yesterday to schedule me for an interview and I'm slightly freaking out because it's been so long since my last interview and school that I'm actually studying for it, lol.

    I live in SoCal so I was really surprised I got a call for an interview because of the comments here about not having preceptored at their facility. The position I applied for was the Cardiothoracic PCU and I did my preceptorship in a cardiovascular unit and a PCU, so I guess it was relevant to that unit.
    Orientation is going well. It's a lot of LONG days, and TONS of information! I keep catching myself saying OMG, I'm a NICU nurse. LOL! So, obviously, I'm in the NIUC.

    I totally know what you mean about it being so long! I graduated in December, and really only had 1 one on one interview, and another paper interview in that whole time. I studied too!

    I'm SURE you're having done your preceptorship in a CVPCU helped get you an interview! I did mine in the NIUC

    I live 2 hrs away from UCDMC, but I made it very clear in my interview that moving was NOT a problem. My husband can transfer his job as soon as there is an opening in the company, and my BFF lives in Sac. I made sure they knew those details about me.

    Though they are not new grads, there are 2 other nurses from San Diego in my orientation (there were 18 of us the first 3 days...after that different units have different orientations, but most hospital based units do 7 days).

    GOOD LUCK on your interview!!!
  12. by   starzburst
    Thanks, heatherp!

    UC Davis has another opening in their Vascular/GI Unit. (search for RN/New Grad).
    Glendale Memorial has a program starting in October.
  13. by   HireMe!
    I graduated in May 09 and I recently got a job in Nevada (I was looking in both CA and NV) - Anyway, I did a whole bunch of work researching California hospitals, collecting HR phone numbers and getting information on dates of New Grad Programs - I hate to throw away all this hard work so I was wondering if anyone wanted a copy of the list I made - I have listed hospitals by county, got the numbers to their HR departments, and have info on new grad programs - it is not complete, but there is a lot of information here. I do not know how to post it to this website, does anyone know how to exchange documents or anything like that?

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