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  1. Are there specific websites for this? Or do nurses just use Craigs List and Airbnb?
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    Stanford RN residency program 2020

    No, I got an email offering an interview. I believe I submitted my license number when I applied. But if they are asking your status it sounds like they want to interview you!
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    Who wants to hire a graduate nurse at 55?

    Unfortunately I think your age is working against you, as mine is working against me (a few years younger than you, but also a new grad). I'm in super-competitive No Cal and was shocked that some of my classmates were getting hired when I wasn't (average students, average personalities). I have had 6 interviews and luckily for me, 2 offers. But neither of the offers is from the prestigious residency programs that interviewed me, but rather from hospitals that struggle to hire enough RNs. So anyway...here we are. I try to look as young as possible but there's no hiding that I am 40+. Age discrimination is real in nursing. But when I started nursing school the two women who inspired me were new grads at ages 48 and 54 who got hired and loved their jobs (one in a hospital, one in ambulatory). So it can be done. Most of my older classmates had to leave the immediate area and are working in rural hospitals. So maybe you could look into that... Good luck!
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    CA New grad job market- seeking honest feedback

    Many of my classmates have found jobs (we graduated last May in the Bay Area), BUT a few left California, a few went to the Central Valley, a few moved back to SoCal. Of those who got jobs here in the bay, most were bilingual, or had previous paid healthcare experience, or were very active in our student nursing board (shows leadership!). I received two offers in the Central Valley and am taking the one where I can stay in the bay area and have a long commute, as opposed to moving to the Central Valley. Virtually our entire class had ACLS and PALS because we all took it together and I don't think it made us stand out because it's pretty common for new grads to have those certs now. Yes, it's rough here. I graduated eight months ago and will finally start my first RN job next week.
  5. You will competing with applicants who have ACLS and PALS. It's very difficult to land a new grad position in Sac, but I agree with the above poster who said to wait until closer to graduation, and also to apply to more rural hospitals. That's what I did and it finally worked.
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    Palo Alto VA New Grad Program

    They contacted me a week ago. I know a couple of other people interviewing this week as well. Thanks for the well wishes!
  7. I'm a new grad, just got an offer (yay!) and of course, will be starting on night shift. I'll be working 12 hour shifts and I'm having a hard time envisioning what I'll be doing at 1 am, or 3:30 am. I understand some things will have to happen, like perhaps a few med passes, or hanging a new bag of fluids, or taking care of someone who's really not feeling well, but it's got to be slower than day shift, right? Or am I just naive? This will be a med/surg/oncology floor, BTW.
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    New Grad RN career suggestions in Yuba City, California

    I'm assuming you've applied to Marysville Rideout? They've had a new grad posting recently. Redding (Dignity) is having a hiring event next week. Mercy in Sac has been posting new grad positions as well.
  9. My advice is to not come to California until you have experience. Even with extra certifications, Sigma, internships, etc, new grads have a very difficult time finding their first jobs here. I'm one of them.
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    Stanford New Grad RN Residency Fall 2019

    Good luck to you!
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    Stanford New Grad RN Residency Fall 2019

    Nutella10, if you don't mind me asking, did they give you specific instructions about the 2nd interview, like they did for the first? What types of questions, etc? Is it a group interview like the first?
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    Stanford New Grad RN Residency Fall 2019

    Oh, interesting. This is what the recruiter posted on FB a few minutes ago.
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    Stanford New Grad RN Residency Fall 2019

    Apparently all interviews are complete...
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    Stanford New Grad RN Residency Fall 2019

  15. I am a new grad in an extremely competitive market and wonder if ONS membership and completing this bundle would make me a more attractive candidate for an oncology unit. I completed my preceptorship on an oncology unit as well. Or are there other types of classes/certifications I should be looking at? I already have ACLS. Thanks for any advice. I want to get this career going!
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    medical spanish courses/classes

    I took Medical Spanish through a community college, but I would have been better off taking conversational Spanish. My Spanish was not at the level that the Medical Spanish class was.

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