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In California are any ADN RN's with many years (30 as RN, 10 as LVN, 5 as Navy Hospital Corpsman) of experiencing trouble getting hired? I've not had a job offering in 2 years after being laid off due to job elimination.


January 12th, 2022

Many hospitals in CA are moving toward BSN only - try Kaiser, they don’t discriminate between the two :)

January 11th, 2022

“Navy Hospital Corpsman” sorry if suggesting the obvious, but have you tried the VA? Veterans get extra “points”if you will for their Veteran status.
Create account on usajobs.gov
Now, if you go this route have resume, references, school, work data DETAILED INFO ready.
You have option to save a job info and be alerted when closing I think.
VA recently starting an open application process for RN’s. You complete application and it goes into a pool of sorts and when managers are seeking new RN’s, they somehow have access to it.
Make sure application is completed correctly, no disrespect, saying this because it literally goes nowhere if it isn’t.
Yeah…. I learned that the hard way years ago 🤓.
I Have now been with VA for 11 years.

As other nurse who responded to your inquiry stated, usajobs.gov
Is the site of choice. You can also go on your local VA website and see employment opportunities.

Unfortunately it is harder for an experienced RN to get a job than new graduates.
With COVID, VA, I understand, were assisting RN’s return to duty and expedited physician completion of programs to increase work force.

Try to find email contact data of HR personnel handling your job of interest and possibly touch base, reach out to contact her.

I would even ask HR Rep what you can do to increase your employment potential.

Look for RN REFRESHER COURSES
and see if they have relationships with local hospitals.

Also I would look for advertisement from hospitals offering any of following:
1.RETURN TO DUTY IR BEDSIDE
2.PRECEPTORSHIPS
3.INTERNSHIPS
4.CROSS-TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Oh, if your local VA Hospital does not have the open application option, check mine. VISN 17, Central TX Temple TX to see it and maybe can apply via that because I believe it had areas all over US.

Best of luck. Let us know what job you take!

FOLLOWING FROM USAJOBS.gov
“Veterans
If you're a veteran who
served on active duty in the
U.S. Armed Forces and were
separated under honorable
conditions, you may be
eligible for veterans”

Pasted following as thought may give or trigger an idea 💡

Pic/ info below is from
thebalancecareers.com

“How to Get Back to a Nursing Career After a Break
Close up female nurse writing on medical record in clinic waiting room
•••
BY JEN HUBLEY LUCKWALDTUpdated on July 21, 2021
If you’ve taken a few years off from your nursing career—to take care of young children, for example—you might be looking at returning with a mix of trepidation and excitement.

Trepidation, because things change so quickly in nursing. Excitement, because the majority of nurses report high career satisfaction (though not always high job satisfaction, but that’s a story for a different article). …”

December 28th, 2021

Not sure. Seems like you should be able to find something.I use USAJOBS for the majority of my applications for work.

January 10th, 2022

My point of view:

#1) Some RNs in some practices (California) asking mothers to demand change while unaware of

#2)"Comprehensive Plan... CEU providers" (rn.ca.gov) (audit)

while

#3) Licensure Division of BRN unaware of
above referred to audit

Thanks for asking the question, sorry about your difficulty, I can't get back into practice after graduating 20 years ago

because of the loop.
My best