Does California really need RN's - page 2

From looking into the hosp. web sights, it appears that most dont have full time positions, and what they do have is very limited. I was looking in the San Fransico area, at the Sutter Hospitals. I... Read More

  1. by   Haunted
    Quote from serinamour
    Thanks Haunted for your info....can you tell me in your opinion what hospitals that are good and bad....and why? This is info I need to have....and thanks again for all info.

    That is a GREAT question and I would be very happy to provide you with facilities I have worked at through my agency, the good, the bad and the extremely ugly. Unfortunately, when my personal experiences and opinions are posted, they are removed by the moderators so perhaps you can PM me sometime and I can tell you from my experience. I work primarily in Orange County but have also worked at some LA hospitals so that may narrow it down.
  2. by   santefe
    Haunted....I too am in need of your wisdom...which hospitals and floors. I had
    been working in southern cal for 8 years before coming back to illinois and am
    desperately trying to get back to ca. from l.a. to san diego. My experience is in cardiac, telemetry and nicu. Would you share your wisdom with me? I am
    a listed member under santefe.......WISHING TO BE HOME SOMEDAY!
  3. by   SFCardiacRN
    There are lots of hospitals in the bay area and they are all good...and bad. Travel nursing is a good way to check out a few and find an area you want to live in.
  4. by   Gumshooz
    In California Bay Area they have Kaiser, St. Rose, Alta Bates, Washington Hospital, Childrens Hospital, Eden Hospital, etc. I know for sure Kaiser and Washington Have a website that you can apply for a position. You Probably already know that kaiser is the biggest with several different locations. Washington Hospital is starting to expand and build more clinics in the area.
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    I'm in CA and we need nurses! And we will hire tomorrow if possible. I've never heard of not hiring over a couple of holidays coming up - it is 2 lousy days - Christmas and New Years.

  6. by   SFCardiacRN
    I just did a yahoo search of California Bay area hospitals and found 30 listed! Nursing jobs in betcha! Good pay too.
  7. by   nursefrancois
    Stevielyn, I am in great need of employment here in California. My dilemma is that I have a Louisiana License. Plus, I am a new grad, that was displaced by Hurricane Katrina. And I need cash quick. Fema isn't much of a help!