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Forced to Relocate: California Nursing Job needed ASAP!

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Hey Y’all! I’m currently a Neuro IMC Nurse at a Level 1 Trauma in Washington DC with three months ICU experience, and five months IMC.  my fiancé and I are getting in July, and immediately have to move to Los Angeles, CA because my fiancé is starting med school at UCLA in August. We chose UCLA because he received the David Geffen Scholarship which is a full ride to med school with free housing, but unfortunately it means I have to move and give up my steady nursing job. By July, I’ll have had just 1 year experience in bedside nursing! UCLA nursing doesn’t seem like a bad idea, but is it hard and competitive to get a job? Any other recs to getting A job quickly there? Is Travel nursing an easy option there And will they let me stay in the area? 
kind of stressed, and heard it’s competitive out west so I’m scared I won’t find a job in time! Anything helps!

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Sour Lemon has 9 years experience.

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22 minutes ago, mibnurse said:

Hey Y’all! I’m currently a Neuro IMC Nurse at a Level 1 Trauma in Washington DC with three months ICU experience, and five months IMC.  my fiancé and I are getting in July, and immediately have to move to Los Angeles, CA because my fiancé is starting med school at UCLA in August. We chose UCLA because he received the David Geffen Scholarship which is a full ride to med school with free housing, but unfortunately it means I have to move and give up my steady nursing job. By July, I’ll have had just 1 year experience in bedside nursing! UCLA nursing doesn’t seem like a bad idea, but is it hard and competitive to get a job? Any other recs to getting A job quickly there? Is Travel nursing an easy option there And will they let me stay in the area? 
kind of stressed, and heard it’s competitive out west so I’m scared I won’t find a job in time! Anything helps!

With one year of experience, you will easily find something if you're not super-picky. If you have a BSN, that's even better.

I don't know anything about UCLA, specifically.

Traffic SUCKS, so look for a home and a workplace that are very close to each other.

Good luck!

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Look at UCLA’s job listings, they exist.  Check out indeed dot com also and the other employment web sites. And if push comes to shove and you don’t have a good job offer when you move, during part of your settling in, check out extended care home health agencies for stop gap employment on a piecemeal basis until you find that good job fit. With your qualifications, you can pretty much count on immediate hire when you walk in to any home health agency with your job info in hand. Hired on the spot, you can sometimes work the next day. Good luck. And congrats to your hubby. Boy do I envy him!

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juan de la cruz has 27 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care.

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If you can't get in as a regular employee, 1 year of experience may be enough for a travel nursing assignment. California hospitals still use many travelers and this could be a way for you to get to know the hospitals and transition to a full time nursing position.

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