I graduated from San Jose State University in May and got my registered nurse license in July.
I have applied for jobs all over California and also other states such as Texas, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Virginia.
I also applied with travel agencies but had no luck.
I am currently working as a caregiver for a home care agency, which doesn’t really require any degree.
Every time I tell people that I am a nurse and looking for a job, they respond by telling me that it is easy for nurses to find jobs because of the nursing shortage.
The truth is, new nurses are graduating and struggling to find jobs. I want people to know how bad the situation is for us.
Choosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor from
Forty-three percent of California nurses, who were newly licensed RNs in the previous 18 months, said they had not landed their first job, according to a Fall 2011 survey conducted by the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care (CINHC). The survey was conducted in collaboration with the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), California … Continue reading »
The health care industry has been an employment bright spot in Sacramento and across the country as demand grows to care for a graying population. But newly minted nursing graduates are having trouble squaring that good news with their difficulties in finding work, said Anne McNamara. McNamara, dean of Grand Canyon University’s College of Nursing … Continue reading »
THE Health Service Executive (HSE) has reported “strong interest and enquiries” about its controversial scheme to employ 1,000 graduate nurses on lower salaries. The first phase of the scheme offering the newly qualified nurses jobs in hospitals kicked off yesterday despite bitter opposition from nursing unions. The nurses will get a two-year contract at €21,769 … Continue reading »
The Randstad Healthcare Employee Confidence Index, a measure of overall confidence among U.S. healthcare workers, declined 4.5 points to 53.9 in the second quarter of 2012, according to a recent online survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Randstad Healthcare. The quarterly survey of 232 workers currently employed in the healthcare industry, which included physicians, … Continue reading »