I graduated in Sept 2014 with my BSN, have my RN license, and have applied to well over 100+ job postings throughout California. I understand jobs for new grad RNs are scarce in CA but I am still hopeful for all of us!
I keep finding posts from other new grads, and even former new grads, saying to apply and work for LA County as "they are always hiring new grad" and "they like new grads". It doesn't seem like they're new grad programs so I am assuming listings are posted sporadically throughout the year.
To my understanding there is (correct me if I'm wrong):
Part one - a written test covering Nursing Process, Nursing Assessment Procedures, Care Management, Medicine, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Chemical Dependencies, Mental Health Concepts, Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies, Reduction of Risk, Physiological Alterations, and Basic Care and Comfort weighted 60%.
Part Two - An interview covering training, experience and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted 40%.
Does this exam take place BEFORE or AFTER a facility hires you? How can I get this process started? Any information posted is GREATLY appreciated! Please shine some light on this so we all can learn. Thank you!