California's 2009 New Grad RN Program- Who's hiring right now? - page 35

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   denimar86
    Quote from LatanyaMay2006
    I just ran across this thread and I will be graduating in December '09. I am curious of those who have posted, starting in May, how many have found jobs or new grad programs.

    Good luck to everyone. Where there is a will, there is a way!

    If I can give you one piece of advice. Be VERY PERSISTENT in your preceptorship. I was very shy about asking for job opportunities during my preceptorship and i totally regret it. Two people got hired on the same floor where i did my preceptorship. Most of all because they worked for that Hospital before. but dont rely on your nurse to tell you about job opportunites because i did and it didnt get me anywhere. Network like CRAZY!! Good Luck to you!!
  2. by   starzburst
    A lot of places are opening their new grad programs after the new year, so things seem to be promising. But, there will be a lot more competition as the December grads will be in force then too.

    I would treat your preceptorship as a really long job interview. I wish I had done that and networked with the manager so I could've gotten the job that I wanted and she would've seen my abilities as a nurse instead of me trying to tell her (not a good idea when I'm nervous!)
    Last edit by dianah on Sep 7, '09 : Reason: TOS
  3. by   denimar86
    Quote from starzburst
    A lot of places are opening their new grad programs after the new year, so things seem to be promising. But, there will be a lot more competition as the December grads will be in force then too.

    I would treat your preceptorship as a really long job interview. I wish I had done that and networked with the manager so I could've gotten the job that I wanted and she would've seen my abilities as a nurse instead of me trying to tell her (not a good idea when I'm nervous!)

    I hope your right about things turning around
    Last edit by dianah on Sep 7, '09
  4. by   imo_newgradsrock
    has anyone heard back about the glendale memorial hospital new grad programs?
  5. by   emmanewgrad
    Quote from ilovenursing2009
    I am been spending at least four hours a day searching and calling employers. There is barely anything out there for new grads. No one wants new grads; it is so sad. The economy is killing all our chances of getting a job. Two years ago the new grads were having no problems. We graduated at one of the worst times. I spoke to the nursing recruiter from UCSD and he told me to not expect too much for at least another year. The major hospitals are getting flooded with applicants and can only take a hand full. Take what you can get. I have lost all hope in getting what I really want. My goal now is to get a job anywhere to get experience and volunteer to get my name known. It is all I can do.

    Sorry for the bummer post.

    "Where there is a will, there is a way" I totally agree!!!!
    I am so sorry you are going through all your pain. I graduated this year and panicked after 60 applications...1 layed off hubby and 4 kids. i didn't know what to do but stay on my pc 24/7 and turned in applications to everyone that came across me, even to traveling nursing agencies. One of these agencies called me...! It was a bleesing...I went to church and thanked my Heavenly Father...left Utah to CA for my new job opportunity...and left a rose in the church I prayed for a nursing job. Don't give up girls! Pray to your desired higher power. Faith is great and hope motivates you to keep moving foward. Good luck in all your endeavors and may all of you find jobs very soon.

    Many Blessings sent to you.
  6. by   SheilaORN
    Denimar86,

    Someone posted this list try it out. http://www.caloptima.org/documents/ltc_con_fac.pdf
  7. by   denimar86
    Quote from SheilaORN
    Denimar86,

    Someone posted this list try it out. http://www.caloptima.org/documents/ltc_con_fac.pdf

    Thanks so much!!!
  8. by   emmanewgrad
    Quote from SheilaORN
    Denimar86,

    Someone posted this list try it out. http://www.caloptima.org/documents/ltc_con_fac.pdf
    if you need to fax....fax from home through freezero.com...saves you time if you don't have a fax machine at home!
  9. by   SheilaORN
    Quote from emmanewgrad
    if you need to fax....fax from home through freezero.com...saves you time if you don't have a fax machine at home!
    Hi Emmanewgrad,
    how does this faxing work i went to the site but i dont' know how it works. Help!!!
    Thanks again.
  10. by   emmanewgrad
    Quote from sheilaorn
    hi emmanewgrad,
    how does this faxing work i went to the site but i dont' know how it works. help!!!
    thanks again.
    sender information:

    your name and email goes here:



    name*

    company

    fax #

    email*


    who are you faxing your resume;
    recruiters name (floor manager?), medical facility name, and their fax number goes here:


    receiver information:




    name*companyfax #*

    [color=white] divider

    download your resume under browse and then copy and paste your cover letter in the middle box. finally enter the confirmation code which are the letters right under the confirmation box.
    fax information:




    [left]fax a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file:
    (maximum 1 file per fax.)

    or enter text to fax:
    add an attachment or type in this box.
    you cannot send both in the same fax.


    confirmation code*
    Last edit by dianah on Sep 6, '09 : Reason: edited advertising information
  11. by   piscesmama
    hey everybody.

    i began this post back in may 2009 and want to continue to thank everyone for keeping it going.
    just to update you, i graduated in may 2008 and still no hospital job. i've been to some
    interviews, talked to a lot of recruiters, took some classes like pals, acls, and will be volunteering at
    my local hospital in the er. i did get a temp job with mollen immunization.
    i think snf's are the way to go now. i feel like i have spent enough time looking for new grad positions in hospitals plus i haven't done my skills for over a year and my intuition tells me to start outside the hospital so that 6 months from now or less i will have something fresh on my resume.
    i am not considered a new grad apparently anymore. the recruiters are starting to ask me what have i been doing for the last year.

    i too am seriously discouraged but will tell you if you can leave california, there are some states that need
    new grads. my hubby and i are making plans to leave by july when kids are done with school and have made a list of places we want to be at.
    www.fraserhealth - in vancouver bc- if you graduated from nursing school in bc you can submit for new grad program otherwise you can't but look at their job postings for nurses and some listings don't require perhaps the one year of hospital experience. talk to a recruiter, they are so nice and helpful. they accept nurses all year long!

    www.merrionhealthcare.com call this guy who is helping place new grads in small towns. he sounds a bit disheveled on the phone. he used to be in pharmacuetical sales and retired but has decided to continue to work and place nurses. he turned me onto "simplyhired" and showed me how to get daily emails about new grad listings.

    keep it coming my fellow new nurses! may we brave these storms together!!! through tears and laughter.

    piscesmama
  12. by   SheilaORN
    [quote=emmanewgrad;3846485]sender information:

    your name and email goes here:




    name*


    company

    fax #

    email*


    who are you faxing your resume;
    recruiters name (floor manager?), medical facility name, and their fax number goes here:


    receiver information:




    name*
    company
    fax #*


    [color=white]divider

    download your resume under browse and then copy and paste your cover letter in the middle box. finally enter the confirmation code which are the letters right under the confirmation box.
    fax information:





    fax a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file:

    (maximum 1 file per fax.)

    or enter text to fax:
    add an attachment or type in this box.
    you cannot send both in the same fax.

    confirmation code*

    thanks
    Last edit by dianah on Sep 6, '09 : Reason: edited advertising information
  13. by   starzburst

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