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thank you all for your comments i will take your advise n maybe start volunteering rather than just seating at home and waiting someone 2 offer me a job. I worked very hard to graduate nursing school and spent many night not sleeping so it is unfortunate that all my hard work is not paying off!...I am open to volunteering but not traveling outside California (for work) for personal reasons....anyone know any hospitals or clinics that are hiring at this time? thank u again everyone for ur advise and help!!!!

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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Yeah, if you are in California and not open to relocation you better look for something outside of nursing to help you pay your bills until that elusive first nursing job comes along. That particular state is even harder than most to break into. Sadly I have yet to hear of volunteering resulting in an actual job for anyone. It seems to be one of those ideas that are great on paper but don't pan out in reality. I know as a floor nurse my exposure to the volunteers in the hospital is minimal. I would not know one from another.

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Thank you. I will look into applying to all of the Florida Hospital network in Orlando and immediate surrounding area tonight. While I don't prefer working in Orlando, I do realize that one has to be creative, not picky to find a job and to sacrifice.

I've applied at the hospital in Tampa so we will see but the most orlando can say is 'No' and I've heard enough of that not to be phased. So there is nothing to lose in applying right? :)

I also plan on taking an EKG class and getting certified. I just need to get in front of someone to interview. I think I interview well and can back up my resume. Currently, I spent a good amount of time on youtube watching procedures and watching my Mosley skills dVD so as to not lose my skills.

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Merlyn specializes in none.

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There are jobs somewhere it's just where is somewhere.

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Sadly I have yet to hear of volunteering resulting in an actual job for anyone. It seems to be one of those ideas that are great on paper but don't pan out in reality.

I completely agree! The time you spend volunteering, spend it in looking for a job. Later, when you are established, you can volunteer all you want.

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mb1949 has 2 years experience and specializes in med surg home care PEDS.

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I am in the same boat. Nursing homrs dont want new grads either especially in the Nyc area. I finally gave up and got an admin position. There r no jobs for new grads in this area. Anyone who got a job was pushed by. Thier mother sister uncle who is DON or something at this hospital or home. It is a joke

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Sadly I have yet to hear of volunteering resulting in an actual job for anyone. It seems to be one of those ideas that are great on paper but don't pan out in reality. I know as a floor nurse my exposure to the volunteers in the hospital is minimal. I would not know one from another.

I volunteered for several months with a health education non-profit before landing a very nice (non hospital) job. Without the networking and experience I gained from my volunteer work, there's no way I could have gotten the job I did. If I hadn't gotten that position, the non-profit was actually looking to hire me. It is definitely possible for volunteering to open up doors and find a job.

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I graduated in December 2010, licensed Feb 2011, and right into homecare. It was unglorious, and low paying...however I made a connection with my work ethic that led to a job in subacute after only 3 months of homecare. At that point i kept homecare PRN and went full time at subacute for next 7 months. In Dec 2011, I was offered a position in ER at a level 2 trauma center...which involved a major relocation. However, bottom line is when you graduate the battle isn't over. In many ways for me NCLEX and school was the easy part. Actually transforming into an experienced nurse is the tough part, and getting acute care jobs out of school can be an absolute uphill battle these days.

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How did you get into homecare if you don'g mind me asking? was it through an agency? did you have experience? did you work as a tech previously? Thanks and good for you:)

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ArrowRN has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med Surg, Vascular, E.N.T.

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anyone ever tried applying out of country? like Canada? I know a couple years back nurses were in demand in Alberta province, if u like the cold. My younger sister is a nurse and she got a job there applying all the way from the Caribbean...only requirements was 2 years service, that she already completed and like it so decided to stay. Started around $25/hr now makes over $30/hr...and thats not even a hospital job, its in a nursing home.

Opportunities are out there...somewhere...:idea:

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MPKH has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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There are jobs in Canada, but not much in the cities. You may have to start off rural, get the experience and then look for a city job

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OP, have u applied for ltc or home health care or nursing homes?

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