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  1. PortlandRN2020

    Losing hope and suicidal

    I'm sorry you're feeling like this, I hope you can get in to see a counselor asap! No job is worth your life!
  2. PortlandRN2020

    New Grad Can't Find Work

    I cannot seem to private message you either and am hesitant to post my contact information online. Do you have a link to the job posting or to the company's website? Thanks for reaching out!
  3. PortlandRN2020

    New Grad Can't Find Work

    Thanks for the response Firstman989RN and welcome. I believe I've missed the deadline for the Olympia residency unfortunately but I still see some Prov positions in Spokane. Spokane is a bit far east for me, I would rather be in the Olympia area myself but I'll still apply. Do you happen to know anyone who has worked for Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinville recently?
  4. PortlandRN2020

    Linfield University vs OHSU

    I went to OHSU and interviewed at Linfield so I'm well aware of the difference in cost and the fact that Linfield is private. I'm trying to help you here. Nursing school is not scientifically rigorous and there are other ways to get health care experience if PA school is what you want to do. You should be posting in pre-PA forums to get advice on this.
  5. PortlandRN2020

    New Grad Can't Find Work

    It says "Start Dates to be offered for positions will be as early as December 2020. Residency Seminars to begin in early 2021." Here's a link to all their nurse job postings if you're interested. It looks like they have Vancouver, Longview, and Bellingham Washington residencies also. It looks like they all close on the 18th. https://careers.peacehealth.org/search/jobs?q=nurse&cfm10=
  6. PortlandRN2020

    New Grad Can't Find Work

    I'm going to start putting in apps for SNFs and dialysis centers this week and maybe continue applying for hospital positions as they open and just see what happens. It seems that the majority of hospitals in Oregon have already done their fall hiring for new grads. I think PeaceHealth in Eugene/Springfield OR still has an application open for the next few days if you want to try there. The recruiter was also much nicer at that location; she emailed me and asked me to complete my application. I lived in Eugene for six years and I am not crazy about the town but it's an OK place to live and the Springfield hospital would be a decent place to get your first 6-12 months of experience and then go back to California once you're an experienced RN. Here's the link to the Springfield residency: https://careers.peacehealth.org/jobs/5669297-RN-nurse-residency-program-oregon-network
  7. PortlandRN2020

    New Grad Can't Find Work

    Apparently, PeaceHealth doesn't allow you to save your application and complete it later. The recruiter from Eugene/Springfield emailed me to ask me to finish the application but when I emailed the recruiter from Vancouver to ask if I can complete the application, this was the response I got: "Unfortunately, once you submitted your application you are no longer able to edit your application. As it was submitted you are subjected to review of the application at that time, which was incomplete with no attached clinical narrative or cover letter. Due to the extreme competitive nature of this Residency we do not accept incomplete applications. This is why you received the email saying we would not be proceeding with your application for this posting. I am sorry, but the rules are clearly stated in the job description. Please do consider applying to the next residency posting this coming Spring. Best, Kelly Zillmann | Talent Acquisition Recruiter | Columbia Network PeaceHealth | 1115 SE 164th Ave, Suite 352 | Vancouver, WA 98683 office 360-729-2256 | mobile 503-754-4432 | There's no way I'm applying there next Spring after that mess, no thanks.
  8. PortlandRN2020

    Linfield University vs OHSU

    The nursing school isn't connected in any way to the PA or MD programs. I think both Linfield and OHSU are probably similar but Linfield is much more expensive and I believe has a significantly higher admissions rate.
  9. PortlandRN2020

    OHSU BSN, Fall 2021

    Apply to Portland! It's the best campus.
  10. PortlandRN2020

    New Grad Can't Find Work

    Yes I feel the same. Sorry you're in the waiting loop. How many Providence locations did you apply to? I don't know how long it takes to get an Oregon license by endorsement but I would guess 3-6 weeks if you're coming from California. I think the hospital south of Eugene you're thinking of is the one I was talking about - it is definitely in the middle of nowhere and I think they have a 2-3 year contract which was another deterrent for me. Have you tried Cedar Sinai in the LA area?
  11. PortlandRN2020

    New Grad Can't Find Work

    Hey, thanks for sharing. How big is your cohort? That's slightly alarming to hear but hopefully things will start moving down there soon. What part of California are you in? I know another OHSU campus where most of the new grads got jobs almost immediately but it's at a rural hospital with a high turnover and I did not want to move to that area so I didn't apply.. I applied for several residency postings for Providence and only one asked for the on-demand interview and I never heard anything back afterwards, but it said in my dashboard that I was not selected for further consideration. They requested the on-demand interview almost immediately after receiving my application but I'm not sure when they posted to my dashboard. Another job posting from Providence requested a live interview only and then they emailed and said they wouldn't be moving forward. I feel like they made that request within a week of my application submission, so it seemed like it moved pretty fast. Have you applied for an Oregon license? I have thought about getting ACLS and PALS but I wasn't sure it would make me more competitive for med/surg, and I didn't want to pay for something if I could get hired on and the agency would pay for it anyway. I think as time goes on and I start feeling more pressure to find work I'll definitely be looking into getting certs and taking any job I can find though! Is your cohort holding out for hospital jobs or looking at SNFs too?
  12. PortlandRN2020

    New Grad Can't Find Work

    I recently graduated from OHSU and am struggling to find any kind of position in Portland. Previous cohorts left me with the impression that most students would have job offers before graduation. So far I have had one on-demand (recorded) interview and one live interview online with Providence that I thought went very well and they gave every indication that they would be making an offer by the end of the week, only to send an email a couple hours later saying they wouldn't be moving forward. The COVID hiring freezes have been somewhat lifted in Portland but I think the hospitals may not have a high need for nurses right now? I have applied to DaVita, private clinics, etc. but I have not gotten interviews yet. My life is in Portland and I do not want to have to move but I didn't think getting work as a nurse here would be so challenging. I have started applying to hospitals elsewhere in the state and have even applied for a Washington license. If anyone has advice on how to find a job in the Portland area I would really appreciate hearing about it.
  13. PortlandRN2020

    ED job at Kaiser Permanente Portland, OR

    Hi Sarah, Does Kaiser have a new grad residency program in Portland? I've checked the websites numerous times but I haven't seen any indication that they hire new grads. I would like to work in the ED but getting my foot in the door right now is proving to be much more difficult than anticipated.
  14. PortlandRN2020

    How do you study for NCLEX when you’re broke??

    My program made us buy Kaplan and do Qbank and practice tests in it. It was OK. I did a 7-day free trial with UWorld and the rationales are much more informative and probably set you up better for actual practice beyond the NCLEX studying. I was averaging mid 50's - low 60's on my tests, I didn't spend much time remediating things I got wrong in Kaplan, I stopped studying about 3 months before the test, and then took three practice tests a few days before the NCLEX with roughly the same averages and passed. I read somewhere that the pass rate if you're in a BSN program is ~92% and ~88% if you're in an ASN program (not sure why there's a difference there). So odds are very good that you'll pass on the first try! Hopefully you've already taken it by now, but if not you can private message me and I'll send you some study materials (I didn't use them, but they're free if you want them).
  15. PortlandRN2020

    OHSU ABSN 2019-2020

    I think your stats are good and you're well rounded, I would be surprised if you were unable to get into a program. I visited Linfield and they seem to have a strong program and they admit something like 60% of applicants, but their deadline for summer start this year has passed. Concordia in Portland I think has 3 different admissions during the year and I've also heard good things about their program. Cheaper ABSN programs exist in Texas and Arkansas. Even UMiami I think had $50k out of state tuition and their program was only 12 months. And there are other options for going the NP route, I think Samuel Merritt in Sacramento has a direct entry NP for FNP if you have pathophysiology and some other prereqs that I did not have. Azusa in southern CA has a 2+2 program for FNP (1st two years are getting the BSN and the second two are for the NP). Don't give up!
  16. PortlandRN2020

    OHSU ABSN 2019-2020

    Nice, I'm sure you'll get in somewhere if OHSU doesn't work out. I got a call on Feb 1st for an interview for ABSN-FNP Ashland on Feb 21. I didn't receive an email for an ABSN interview and I did also apply to the ABSN-only track, so I'm unsure if I don't make it into the ABSN-FNP program if I'll be considered for the ABSN. I have a 3.4 total GPA and prereqs are probably 4.0ish as of now, I'm still finishing a few of them. I have a masters in physiology, several publications, EMT and teaching experience. I applied to Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Upenn, Azusa, and UMiami. I was thinking about applying to Roseman and Creighton as well. So far I've been accepted to Hopkins and Columbia, rejected from UPenn, and haven't heard back from the others. I'd love to attend OHSU but if I don't get in I'll definitely be ok with going to the east coast. Good luck to you on your journey!