California's 2009 New Grad RN Program- Who's hiring right now? - page 6

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   healinghands209
    We can't help you because all of us new grads in the Bay Area are faced with the same problem. No one is hiring new grads! Yes, there are a few places like Stanford and San Ramon Valley who are hosting Versant Programs but as you said there are record numbers of applicants and few spots (like 600 applicants for 20 positions). It's really, really hard to find a job with no experience around here. It's not just you. I have a BSN and have been sending out applications since February, I usually get an automatic email denial saying "sorry we are not hiring new grads at this time" or no response at all. I did however get a very quick response ( the next day) when I applied in Nevada, Texas and New Mexico. Unfortunately I can't actually relocate right now but if you can I would definatly look outside of California. Sorry, sad but true
  2. by   Testa Rosa, RN
    Curious what new grads are doing to keep their skills fresh. I predict things will turn around for new grads in a year or two. I cannot move as my kids are in school in the Bay Area and I own a home. I will be graduating in December. Given that the hospitals near me are not hiring new grads, I was wondering what I can do to keep my skills up until this current environment changes and I can get a local job.

    Good Luck all you new grads out there!
  3. by   BABO
    Quote from Bertolozzi
    Curious what new grads are doing to keep their skills fresh. I predict things will turn around for new grads in a year or two. I cannot move as my kids are in school in the Bay Area and I own a home. I will be graduating in December. Given that the hospitals near me are not hiring new grads, I was wondering what I can do to keep my skills up until this current environment changes and I can get a local job.

    Good Luck all you new grads out there!

    Me too I would really like to know, could someone offers some tips to keep our skills updated? I am starting to feel stupid and hopeless in my job search.
  4. by   red apple
    Thanks, I understand. I have heard that some hospitals open internally. Did you guys try to look somewhere or just stay and wait? What are your guys plan?
  5. by   red apple
    Quote from RNLola035
    Some of the Tenet hospitals such as San Ramon (I already mentioned that) and John F. Kennedy in Indio are currently seeking new grads. I have a phone interview for JFK tomorrow actually.

    Ummmm Garfield Medical Center (AHMC hospital) in Monterey Park, CA will have their new grad program in September but you can give them your application right now. I supposedly have a spot with this hospital, but since I didn't sign anything yet, I'm not accepting that. The other AHMC hospitals may be having theirs around the same time too and you can give your applications now. I have the number to the regional recruiter for all the AHMC hospitals, but you'll have to PM me.

    hi,

    Would you give me the phone # of recruiters? Do they have any specific requirements in order to be selected?

    thanks,
  6. by   twilight82
    Does anyone know anything about San Gabriel Valley Med. Ctr? or the AHMC hospitals? Any info would be greatly appreciated!
  7. by   WittleOnesRN
    Fresno is still hiring!!! 2 1/2-3 hours from the Bay Area. I am from the Bay Area and got a job here! It is a Level 1 hospital with an ER as big as a football field and two helicopter pads. I am so so happy and very scared to leave cause I have heard BAD things about other hospitals. Apply away!!!! Houses are cheap too!!
  8. by   red apple
    Quote from LiLOncRN
    Fresno is still hiring!!! 2 1/2-3 hours from the Bay Area. I am from the Bay Area and got a job here! It is a Level 1 hospital with an ER as big as a football field and two helicopter pads. I am so so happy and very scared to leave cause I have heard BAD things about other hospitals. Apply away!!!! Houses are cheap too!!
    hi,

    Which hospital? It has been one year. I really need a job in the hospital. ER is good place to learn. Would you tell me more information? are they still hiring now? How was your interview? One of my friend told me that the interview is very hard, they usually give you difficult questions? I am afraid of that. You know I am new grad.

    thanks,
    Last edit by dianah on May 31, '09 : Reason: Removed email address, as posting such is TOS (Terms of Service) violation
  9. by   dianah
    please use the icons below each member's name (click on the name for them to appear, if you do not see them) to send emails and pms.
    per the terms of service, do not post your email addresses on this public board.

    thank you, dianah, allnurses.com staff
  10. by   WittleOnesRN
    I posted the link to the hospital above. It is Community Medical Center in Fresno. A Level 1 hospital with 500+ beds. The jobs online say 2 years exp BUT APPLY ANYWAY!! THEY DONT CARE!!! Again they are hiring and do not go by what the jobs says for experience required. They will WAIVE the exp so APPLY FOR THE JOB EVEN IF IT SAYS 2YEARS EXP REQUIRED!
  11. by   WittleOnesRN
    I also heard that Kaweah Delta hospital near Fresno is off their hiring freeze as they opened a new wing. Kaweah Delta

    Last May, 2008 at Community Medical Center in Fresno my classmates got jobs in Tele, ER, Stepdown, L&D, ICU, OR...etc. Last May the Educator said 100 New Grads were hired. The interveiws arent bad at all, HONEST.

    Hurry up and apply!! New grads are applying and I am not sure how long they will have positions.
    Last edit by WittleOnesRN on May 31, '09 : Reason: Type O
  12. by   Manang Biday
    I applied for their new grad program I think late April or early May. My application status says manager review for the longest time.
    Has anyone received a phone call from this hospital?
  13. by   red apple
    Quote from Manang Biday
    I applied for their new grad program I think late April or early May. My application status says manager review for the longest time.
    Has anyone received a phone call from this hospital?
    Yes. I heard that they hire from local grad school. Ex. CSU, bakersifield.
    whereelse you applied for?

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