I want to start a support thread for us unemployed New Grads in California

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by coughdrop.2.go coughdrop.2.go, BSN, RN Member Nurse

Specializes in School Nursing, Public Health Nurse. Has 3 years experience.

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plinytheRN

plinytheRN

Specializes in telemetry, ICU. Has 2 years experience. 73 Posts

Hello my name is PlinytheRN, I am an unemployed new grad RN

License type: BSN

Time out of school: 3 months

Dream RN position: ICU

Hospital Experience: had an internship on a med/surg floor, over 300 hours

where do you live: northern CA

what are you doing now: nothing now, no income, just applying to jobs all day long

Favorite color: yellow

How you cope with unemployment: exercise, meditation

Just keep thinking happy thoughts and persevere!

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JennyandPups

JennyandPups

73 Posts

Hi! Just thought I'd join the group although I'm not quite a new grad yet. :(

My name is Jenny, and I am an unemployed student.

License type: BSN

Time out of school: graduation is May 2013

Dream RN position: Tele or Psych...TBD

Hospital Experience: CNA 1.5 years and med-surg intern 96 hours

where do you live: San Diego, CA

what are you doing now: finishing school and just started applying to new grad jobs.

Favorite color: blue

How you cope with unemployment: puppy love, yoga

Trying to stay positive and hoping the economy is improving!

JennyandPups

JennyandPups

73 Posts

I'll be in the same boat. I own a home in CA and it would be really tough to sell and move. :(

JennyandPups

JennyandPups

73 Posts

I have heard of people going back to school for their MSN so that they are no longer "old" new grads.

coughdrop.2.go, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing, Public Health Nurse. Has 3 years experience. 1 Article; 709 Posts

I have heard of people going back to school for their MSN so that they are no longer "old" new grads.

The issue with that is you will graduate with a MSN and still have no nursing experience. Same boat different name. More loans.

But welcome to the thread! I think it's a little too early to join the club considering you're still a student, but we welcome all!

Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Psych ICU, addictions. 4 Articles; 7,907 Posts

I have heard of people going back to school for their MSN so that they are no longer "old" new grads.

Not every employer will see these students as being "new" grads again either. Many employers will determine a new grad by how long they have been licensed. So if that's the only reason a person is going back to school, they're taking a rather expensive gamble IMO.

kkim810

kkim810

2 Posts

Try to look at smaller, non-hospital locations. The surgery center where I was charge hired a couple of new grads that had been unemployed for months. It gave them the skills they needed and a good knowledge base. The first job may not be what you want, but its a start in the right direction.

b_RN

b_RN

15 Posts

Hello, I am an unemployed (as a nurse) not so new grad RN.

I had a question that I'm hoping someone on this site can help me with.

I can't seem to find the facebook California new grad page any more. Does anyone else visit this page? Can anyone shed some light on this? It was a good place to get a heads up on jobs that accept new grad applicants that I might not have thought to check for.

This is my first post to this thread, so I'll introduce myself, also.

Degree type: MS Nursing

Time out of school: almost 3 years (MS 6/2011, RN 6/2009)

# positions applied to: I have no idea at this point

Dream RN position: I'm really not sure, but probably an infusion center or bone marrow transplant unit

Hospital experience: None outside of school

Where do you live: San Francisco

What are you doing now: working as a bartender, still applying for RN and tech, MA or NA jobs I'm eligible for

Favorite color: Red

How do you cope with unemployment: I've stopped telling people I'm a RN, it helps because I don't have to defend my inability to get a job as often. I try to stay engaged with nursing by reading articles in the field, and I signed up to get news from medscape. Also looking for volunteer positions.

GPA: 3.78

liljd

liljd, BSN

Specializes in ICU/Medical/Surgical. Has 8 years experience. 32 Posts

I'm wondering where that facebook group disappeared to as well...i thought it was just acting up for me.

perioddrama

perioddrama

609 Posts

I'm wondering where that facebook group disappeared to as well...i thought it was just acting up for me.

Yes, it seems to have disappeared. There is a new one, I am sure it is not affiliated with the old one. There is also a generic new grad page, not specific to CA.

chot2011

chot2011

24 Posts

What is the best search on facebook for the new CA group? Strange how we can't get to the old one.