California's 2009 New Grad RN Program- Who's hiring right now? - page 40

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   emtmotorman
    Just read an intertesting article. The reason there are so few jobs is that nationwide, over 100,000 nurses with years or experience, who may have moved on to other careers or retired, re-entered the hospital setting in the past couple of years. Many due to shrinking 401k's, spouses laid off etc. hospitals are essentially being cheap. They can hire these experienced nurses and leave us new grads in the gutter. however, according to the article, our day will come. They estimate if the stock market continues to rise, by mid 2010, may of these nurses will leave again. hospitals will be begging new grads to join and scambling to fill positions. Most nurses are over the age of 50, wih many over 60. They are just waiting to retire. Add to that baby boomers who are aging rapidly and will need acute care.So, while times may be tough now, esp for new grads, it can't and won't last. And ultimately, we will have the last laugh when hospitals are going to have to pay huge sign on bonuses to recruit nurses to fill huge staffing issues. Prior to the enonomy tanking, there were hospitals paying 10,000 and 20,000 dollar sign on bonuses, esp in areas away from bigger cities. Then the economy tanked and many people dusted of their RN Lic and took our jobs. But have faith, jobs will open up. In the meantime, go back to school or look outside of big cities and areas where there are not a lot of nursing schools. Many rural areas still need RN's. Places like the Indian Health Service are actively hiring.
    keep the faith!
  2. by   WittleOnesRN
    FYI
    UC Davis called me yesterday to set up a phone interview: New Grad-Clinical Nurse II Oncology/BMT

    I just started in the NICU at my hospital in Fresno and LOVE it...so I declined.

    Not sure if anyone else got calls.
  3. by   Snoopy54321
    I will leave california as it is saturated with RN. It is sad to leave california beautiful beach, good restaurants, its diverse culture and my friends and family. But if a job is opening, I will go packed up and leave.
    I am a nurse; I am to serve and heal. I will go where ever there is a need.

    I will just miss my friends, though. Ahhhhhh
  4. by   SheilaORN
    If you are interested try applying to out of state hospitals and if you get in relocate get your one yr experience then decide later on what to do. I live in the DFW(TX) area and i know most hospitals have January internships posted at the moment but i'm not sure when they will be closing them.
  5. by   lperkrn
    I applied to Brightstaff Medical for their flu clinics in the Bay Area. The recruiter said he still needs people in this area so if you are interested, please go to this link http://www.networkedrecruiter.com/em...ndex/view/1585 to find info and submit resume. They have not begun placing people in the SF area yet. They DO take new grads.
  6. by   BABO
    Quote from lperkrn
    I applied to Brightstaff Medical for their flu clinics in the Bay Area. The recruiter said he still needs people in this area so if you are interested, please go to this link http://www.networkedrecruiter.com/em...ndex/view/1585 to find info and submit resume. They have not begun placing people in the SF area yet. They DO take new grads.
    Have you started working for the flu shot clinics yet? Do they have a lot of positions for the SF bay area?
  7. by   lperkrn
    Quote from BABO
    Have you started working for the flu shot clinics yet? Do they have a lot of positions for the SF bay area?
    The recruiter said that they will have their locations very shortly but they need more people in this area. I have not begun working for them yet.
  8. by   Jerry 75
    The recruiter is correct. We as Nurses want the best working conditions we can get. So if after training program is over if we see a much better paying job in a more comfortable setting we split. Why not why be unhappy in a so so job when you can work in a better position somewhere else for more bread?
  9. by   NickiLaughs
    It is my firm belief that the current new grad systems often don't work out and that's why nurses leave.
    I think that on top of the rotations that one does in nursing school they should do a rotation in new grad programs where there are available openings. As a nursing student it's a little different than being a nurse on the floor. If a rotation occurred as a New Grad it may give you a little more insight into what you're getting yourself into. I know nurses who come to Critical Care and hate it (I'm starting to think it's not my cup of tea either). But because all this money was spent training them the department won't transfer them elsewhere. So now they have nurses who are "stuck" there just looking for a new job. I think that some sort of contract should be signed saying you'll stay for however long with the training, but also give the new grad a chance to see what floor is a good fit for them. Benefits the hospital and the nurse.
  10. by   PEREZRN
    This gives me some hope! Thanks for the info.
    Ironically today I started a temp position in Kaiser as an LVN (which Ive been prior to getting my RN) and two out of the three nurses I worked with were over 50 and one of them was retiring tomorrow!
    ...:spin:
  11. by   jesa
    Quote from reb3b
    I just moved to Stanford from graduating from a accelerated second degree program Virginia. I was wondering if anyone knows of any possible openings for new grads in the Palo Alto area. I am so overwhelmed and do not know where to start. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    did you try to find a job before you left? the bay area is especially saturated with nurses, there are several schools in the area that graduate nurses 2x a year. there are people in this area that have been looking for 18 months. I graduated from an accelerated program last December, there were 29 of us in my class, all of us had contracts with local hospitals for jobs, and about 1/2 the hospitals canceled the contracts because they didn't have work
  12. by   embeeRN
    San Diego, CA Sharp HealthCare new grad applications just started yesterday
  13. by   DukeGal09
    Valley Care hospital in the Livermore area will accept a year of SNF experience though. I don't know if they consider you a new grad or what, but they definitely consider that experience.

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