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Oahu Nursing Aid Jobs/Other Questions

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by Yoshie Yoshie (New Member) New Member

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Hey Guys!So I've been reading through the blogs and it does appear that my chances for new RN positions when I graduate with my ASN in May 2019 are very dismal which I've come to terms with. My question now is how difficult is finding a nursing aid position or (maybe) LPN position in Oahu (in an acute setting)? It's the only island I'm intersted in considering I have family friends willing to help me out. Also, I plan on enrolling in an RN-BSN program prior to but I'm wondering if I would have a better chance down the line getting an RN position if I enrolled at UH-Manoa... or does it not matter. I truely would rather do a RN-DNP program. I am already sold on the idea of moving to Oahu come August/September 2019, I'm just trying to find the best way possible, I've visted multiple times and feel more at home there then I do where I'm from so this is really my forever home... I would rather just work as a CNA for a shorter amount of time. Also- anything that would make me stand out among others? Ex. PALS, ALS, etc...thank you so much for any input and if anyone is willing to connect on LinkedIn please message me! Hopefully this way one day I'll be able to repay you with some help as well!PS: I'm currently working per diem as an aid since I do work full time.

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I as well have looked into getting a job as an LVN at any of the islands, but yes, I have read that it is very difficult to get a position out there. I would like to keep in touch with you through LinkedIn. Send me a PM with the link to your account if you don't mind. Thanks :wavey:

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mcubed45 has 5 years experience.

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Where are you coming from? If the job market in your current area is better, it's definitely better to stay and get a couple years experience before moving.

Also, be aware the the major hospitals are moving towards only hiring BSN prepared nurses. Queens already does not hire ADN/ASN - even for an aide/tech position. The reasoning is that they would rather hire a BSN new-grad into an aide/tech position so that they can eventually advance them into an RN position. I believe HPH (straub, kapiolani, pali momi, wilcox) is also moving towards BSN only.

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Thanks so much for the info! I didn't know that! I am not too keen to waiting a few more years, I'm pretty determined on heading over. I'll finish my RN-BSN or to DNP while I'm there and work doing something with my BA degree and volunteer at the hospitals if needed. I do know of a few people in higher positions at the hospitals if that would help at all.

Again, thanks for your insight!

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From personal experience I was unsuccessful with landing a RN and better yet an aide job. I was great student with background experience in Home Healthcare. It is literally impossible unless you know a hiring manager.

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