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    Has anyone else applied to the program in Tucson and heard either way from them?
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    Both my application statuses changed on the 28th and say "under consideration," but I still have not heard anything. How about you?
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    I received a call to schedule an interview on Wednesday! Stay glued to the phone, they are making calls this week! From what the person on the phone said, they needed to make final decisions by January 23, so the process will move fast. My interview is tomorrow!

    Does anyone know anything about this program? When is the start date? What units are hiring? What is normal pay? (From what I gathered, $24-25 was standard New Grad Pay for this area)
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    I received a few calls from a private number on Wednesday, but didn't answer it. No messages left. Hope it wasn't from them! If I don't hear anything by Monday, I'll call HR and see if they're still in the process of making calls!
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    Quote from happylittlenurse
    I received a call to schedule an interview on Wednesday! Stay glued to the phone, they are making calls this week! From what the person on the phone said, they needed to make final decisions by January 23, so the process will move fast. My interview is tomorrow!

    Does anyone know anything about this program? When is the start date? What units are hiring? What is normal pay? (From what I gathered, $24-25 was standard New Grad Pay for this area)
    I can't remember the start dates that they quoted on the application.. I believe it said February though? And as far as new grad pay I have no idea either. I'm not much help lol. Please let us know how your interview goes!! Do you have a BSN, and are you in Tucson? Also, did you do a phone interview or did they just call to set up an in person interview? Good luck to you!!!
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    I had a phone interview yesterday and am in the process of setting up a peer interview for next week. My problem is I live on the east coast right now and flights are wayyy too expensive for me to get out there before the start date (second week in February they told me). I also have no idea where I would live, etc so it's all a bit exciting/scary at the same time! They didn't mention what pay would be though, which is a factor for me because moving would cost a lot and my student loans are really high.
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    I had a phone interview yesterday and am in the process of setting up a peer interview for next week. My problem is I live on the east coast right now and flights are wayyy too expensive for me to get out there before the start date (second week in February they told me). I also have no idea where I would live, etc so it's all a bit exciting/scary at the same time! They didn't mention what pay would be though, which is a factor for me because moving would cost a lot and my student loans are really high.
    What did they ask you on the phone interview? And where are you currently located? The cost of living in Tucson is relatively cheaper than a lot of places. Its amazing how different the costs are between there and Phoenix, considering they are only 100 miles apart. I grew up in Tucson and when I moved to Phoenix I would always compare costs like "well in Tucson this averages around this amount.. So what the heck am I paying this higher amount for?" You should google things like average rent, utilities, insurance, etc.. And see if the cost of living plus pay is going to be worth forking out that extra money to move! I will tell you this, for what its worth, I LOVE Tucson! Its a great place to raise a family and enjoy life. There are beautiful mountains with snow in the winter, lots of untouched desert with REAL desert life, monsoons, and amazing sunsets! I left when I was 18 because I was bored (i wanted to go out and party!) but now that I'm 28 I would love to go back home!
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    I currently am in Massachusetts where the job market is horrible. The phone interview just had a bunch of situational questions. For me the problem would be finding a way to get out there quickly enough and a place to live on such short notice.
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    Tucson sounds like an amazing place to live! The phone interview was a bunch of situational/behavioral questions! I do have my BSN, and interviewed for a pedi unit! I thankfully made it to the next round for interviews. I'm in California and the flight prices for the second interview week are nearly doubled! I may have to take a phone interview again. Does anyone know if they prefer hiring locals to decrease the turnover rate? I want to show I'm committed, but don't want to spend whatever savings I have left for an in-person interview where I'm not guaranteed a spot yet. They did sound very understanding.

    Sending luck to everyone else! I hope to see you all in Tucson... Ahh, too much dreaming and hoping. Lol!
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    I interviewed for a pedi unit as well and I'm in the same spot as flights for me to get out there next week are about $1000! So it will be over the phone again for me, I hope that me not being there to see the unit won't hurt my chances either. I also still need to apply for an AZ license, I would rather pay the extra for a temporary license than start the process before hired and not need it at all. What unit are you interviewing for?


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