question regarding Cedars

  1. Hi again,
    I have a question regarding Cedars . Do they hire new grads?
    Most of the job listings are for experienced nurses. I dont live in Ca so I am a bit clueless. I need all the help I can get. For those of you who havent read my oher threads, I am relocating to Ca, so I need help with choosing hospitals. All the research in the world and I still need help..how funny.
    So, I am calling out for help....HELP!!!
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  3. by   calinurse316
    yes cassie we do higher new grads....i know that the listings say experienced nurses, but you should still apply and send it your resume, however, i must warm you that cedars isnt as dedicated to training new nurses as such places as ucla where the help from staff is really great. but then again it depends what floor you land on. for a new grad i reccomend ucla or childrens. kaiser and cedars, although have better pay, aren't the best to start with. i would recommend switching there after about 2 years experience. if you have any more questions about la hospitals, lemme know i can probably help.



    Quote from cassieopea2193
    Hi again,
    I have a question regarding Cedars . Do they hire new grads?
    Most of the job listings are for experienced nurses. I dont live in Ca so I am a bit clueless. I need all the help I can get. For those of you who havent read my oher threads, I am relocating to Ca, so I need help with choosing hospitals. All the research in the world and I still need help..how funny.
    So, I am calling out for help....HELP!!!
  4. by   cassieopea2193
    Hi again,
    Thank you for that information..I really apreciate it. I actually spoke to a recruiter form UCLA...I am coming down to see her inperson in April. I hope I hear something promising. I understand that both Cedars and UCLA are very good hospitals. Iwill take your advice and start with UCLA however I will still submit a resume to Cedars. I will probably stop by Cedars also. Thank You again.I will keep in touch with you.
  5. by   *PICURN*
    I agree. I have found UCLA to be great to new grads b/c there is so much support *teaching hospital!*

    I looked into Ceders/Kaiser as well (higher $$$/hr) but overall for new grads you have to think about the best place to learn. Which hospital has the best orientation program b/c you need that good foundation!

    good luck!
    PM me if you want some UCLA info, sounds like you are on the right track
  6. by   calinurse316
    Yes i am glad my advice helped as i said UCLA is a wonderful place to start because of the orientation and such, but later on if you want more money which you probably will, you can switch to Cedars. Both hospitals are located in some of the most expencive parts of los angeles, ucla:santa monica/westwood(depending which campus) and cedars: beverly hills. I'm sure you've heard of beverly hills. Lots of star clientel in both. Glad i was helpful, feel free to contact me if you have any more questions and good luck!



    Quote from cassieopea2193
    Hi again,
    Thank you for that information..I really apreciate it. I actually spoke to a recruiter form UCLA...I am coming down to see her inperson in April. I hope I hear something promising. I understand that both Cedars and UCLA are very good hospitals. Iwill take your advice and start with UCLA however I will still submit a resume to Cedars. I will probably stop by Cedars also. Thank You again.I will keep in touch with you.
  7. by   cassieopea2193
    Ok guys get this... I have an interview :hatparty: I am sooo excited !!!!
    My interview is in April at UCLA Westwood..She told me about openinigs in Westwood and Santa Monica...I cant wait... :Melody: I 'm so excited...and I just cant hide it...I'm about to lose control and I think I like it :Melody: :Melody: I am just being silly... :chuckle
  8. by   HU_nurse
    Congrats!

    I will be working there in the Westwood hospital in July so I am soooooo excited for you. The recruiter there is really nice and accomodating, the facility is wonderful and the nurses and are really great. I hope you get the job. Let us know how it goes...
  9. by   cassieopea2193
    Quote from HU_nurse
    Congrats!

    I will be working there in the Westwood hospital in July so I am soooooo excited for you. The recruiter there is really nice and accomodating, the facility is wonderful and the nurses and are really great. I hope you get the job. Let us know how it goes...
    Congratulations!!!!!...when did you interview? It would be nice if I got a job in july too so I can finish up my plans here. That would give me ample ime o relocate
  10. by   HU_nurse
    I externed there over the summer in the PICU and then I interviewed right after that in Aug. and was offered a position. I am soooooo excited! good luck on your interview...
  11. by   eb0lagirl
    Hi. My name is Emilie and I started as a new grad at UCLA about a year and a half ago. I highly recommend starting at UCLA because so many of the other staff members learn right along with you. Out of nursing school, I started in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit ("the mother of all ICUs"), where we have both peds and adults. We recover heart and lung transplant patients, aneurisms, valve repairs, correct congenital anomalies, to name a few. Not a day goes by where I don't feel challenged and fulfilled; there are countless opportunities to learn. Anyone who will be interviewing at UCLA, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. My e-mail address is eb0lagirl@aol.com. I have the inside scoop pretty much, and I know the recruiter very well and some of the nursing managers too. Hopefully I can be of some help to you or maybe show you around.
  12. by   cassieopea2193
    Quote from eb0lagirl
    Hi. My name is Emilie and I started as a new grad at UCLA about a year and a half ago. I highly recommend starting at UCLA because so many of the other staff members learn right along with you. Out of nursing school, I started in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit ("the mother of all ICUs"), where we have both peds and adults. We recover heart and lung transplant patients, aneurisms, valve repairs, correct congenital anomalies, to name a few. Not a day goes by where I don't feel challenged and fulfilled; there are countless opportunities to learn. Anyone who will be interviewing at UCLA, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. My e-mail address is eb0lagirl@aol.com. I have the inside scoop pretty much, and I know the recruiter very well and some of the nursing managers too. Hopefully I can be of some help to you or maybe show you around.


    Hi Emily, my name is Cassie, I will actually be in California on April 14th for an interview at Ucla medical center. I am really excited about it. This will be my first time in your state. I am relocating . I am curently in Fla. Anyway I am really excited about the whole thing. I hope I get the job. I am anxious about working as an RN and also excited about living in Califonia
  13. by   cassieopea2193
    I spelt your name wrong...i apologize.
  14. by   eb0lagirl
    What department are you looking to interview with? You should interview with at least a few. Unless you're a criminal, you have excellent chances of attaining a position with one of the departments. The new Westwood Hospital (to be opened next year) will have more beds, especially ICU beds, and more nurses will be needed.
    Advice: Show confidence (or fake it, like I did)

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