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  1. JobseekingRN

    Possible to make it work?

    ^^ LOOOL!!! Nurseman, please don't make me laugh so hard! You have at least one to two years of acute care nursing experience from a hospital facility on the mainland. Hence, that's the reason why you were hired here in Hawaii as an RN. I'm guessing you're working at Queen's, since they "foot your shipping" bill. No? You started out at a base hourly rate of $49.10 because of your already gained acute care nursing experience from the Seattle area, or wherever you were working at before you came to Hawaii. Unlike new graduate nurses like me, struggling to thrive and live in Hawaii. If it weren't for my parents to support me, heck, I'd be a working CNA living in an IHS facility or on the streets of Kakaako. I kid you not. There is so much competition, stiff competition, and even favoritism amongst floor managers when it comes to selection for RN new grad positions. There are some questionable candidates who get into the program, some don't even do hospital extracurricular activities (i.e. committee members), and still get into the program. Anyhow, please don't come on here, making the nursing industry in Hawaii look rosy pink, when the truth is, for new graduates like me, it's hard to find a job, hard to survive here off a CNA paycheck, and would definitely like to live independently, so that my folks can retire in peace.
  2. JobseekingRN

    Possible to make it work?

    ^^ LOL! That's the rate for nurses IF you have acute care experience. Guys like me have graduated from nursing school here in Hawaii, and can't even get into new graduate programs! So much competition, favoritism among floor managers, other nurse aides talking smack about you to put you down, so you don't get into the new graduate RN program, and even floor staff RN's treating you like trash. I am contemplating on moving to the mainland next year if my other attempt does not work out. Well, good for you Mcubed45, that you have probably have a full-time hospital RN job probably at Queen's or an HPH affiliate facility or elsewhere. But for new graduates like me who's living from pay-check to pay-check with my CNA pay, it's no fun at all playing the waiting game, seeing some of your classmates get into nursing positions while I'm still just a CNA. No fun at all. =(
  3. JobseekingRN

    Good states for new grad nursing jobs and bad states?

    ^^ Gosh, looks like I will have to start also applying for an endorsed RN license to Texas. I have some classmates who have moved to places like San Antonio, almost have one damn year of acute care experience under their belt, and ready to move back.
  4. JobseekingRN

    Good states for new grad nursing jobs and bad states?

    Hawaii is probably the WORST state in the union to find an RN job if you're a new graduate without any acute care experience. I have graduated from nursing school back in May 2014. Since then, I have been working as a hospital CNA, applied numerous times for the new grad program in my area.....NO LUCK. Hence, I have applied for endorsement RN licenses for various states on the continental mainland, and plan on leaving Hawaii. I have only known of one or two instances where new grads were able to find jobs here. however, these individuals had connections via their nursing school, manager, etc. Otherwise, don't even bother moving to this rock if you have recently graduated from nursing school with ZERO experience!
  5. Hey fellow nurses. I have graduated from nursing school, May of last year. So far, I have no acute care nursing jobs. It's very hard to find acute care nursing jobs here in Hawaii. I feel really depressed right now because I have been working as a hospital CNA for a little over a year, applied to my hospital's new graduate RN program, but did not get accepted. It's pretty much a "popularity contest" of which nurse aides get admitted to the program at my hospital. Hence, I went ahead and applied for an RN endorsement license to Nevada. I finally got my permanent Nevada RN license posted on the Nevada State Board of Nursing website, last week. I don't know which hospitals accept new graduate nurses. Could somebody here please list some hospitals in either the Las Vegas or Reno area that may be an option for me?
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