LAC+USC interview new grad RN - page 40

by girl84

Hey guys, I have a question. I had an interview with LAC+USC and received a letter that I passed the oral exam. I read in the letter that they are going to contact me if positions open up. I am a new grad RN. Have you been in my... Read More


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    Quote from RNBSN22
    Hi CoCStudentNurse,

    Can you tell me what day you had your January interview? I'm wondering because I had my RN I exam interview February 2......it would at least give me a bit of an idea as to when I'll be receiving my eligibility letter. I'm getting tired of stalking my mailbox and being let down every time I check it .

    Thanks so much, and good luck! I'm sure positions will be opening soon. It's such a large hospital....they have to keep it staffed somehow!
    I had my interview on January 31st and just got my letter on May 17th. And it's not just LAC + USC that is not hiring, it's all the hospitals in the county system. They are all not offering any positions for new grads and don't know when they will be. Good luck to you, too!
    Last edit by CoCStudentNurse on May 30, '12 : Reason: typo
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    Hi CoCStudentNurse, did they mention how much the starting pay rate is?
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    Nope. They do not tell you that until you are offered a job. I just had a civil interview and am waiting to be contacted for an interview with a nursing manager.
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    CoCStudentNurse: oh i see. I had a question regarding the civil service exam for RN I. Do we need to study lab values, meds, intervention and diseases again? Like do they give I clinical scenarios where you have to give them your implementation? Or is it just general questions like telling them about yourself and your goals, strength/weakness, why you want to work there and etc?
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    Quote from watermelon21
    CoCStudentNurse: oh i see. I had a question regarding the civil service exam for RN I. Do we need to study lab values, meds, intervention and diseases again? Like do they give I clinical scenarios where you have to give them your implementation? Or is it just general questions like telling them about yourself and your goals, strength/weakness, why you want to work there and etc?
    Unfortunately, I can't tell you anything about the questions they ask. They had me sign a confidentiality waiver and won't hire me if they hear I broke it.
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    Thanks for the info. Wow.....I wonder why I haven't gotten a letter yet. So frustrating. My second question is this, do you remember what day you reapplied online? It seems as if the wait time for the certification letter was started over for everyone because of it. I'm frustrated too because I have been an RN for over 8 years, but since I am a non-employee, I have to run around in circles just as much. I'll probably give them a call tomorrow to see what's going on. They're probably sick of me. Oh well!

    Have you thought about or reapplied anywhere else?
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    thanks for the info. wow.....i wonder why i haven't gotten a letter yet. so frustrating. my second question is this, do you remember what day you reapplied online? it seems as if the wait time for the certification letter was started over for everyone because of it. i'm frustrated too because i have been an rn for over 8 years, but since i am a non-employee, i have to run around in circles just as much. i'll probably give them a call tomorrow to see what's going on. they're probably sick of me. oh well!

    have you thought about or reapplied anywhere else?
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    Quote from rnbsn22
    thanks for the info. wow.....i wonder why i haven't gotten a letter yet. so frustrating. my second question is this, do you remember what day you reapplied online? it seems as if the wait time for the certification letter was started over for everyone because of it. i'm frustrated too because i have been an rn for over 8 years, but since i am a non-employee, i have to run around in circles just as much. i'll probably give them a call tomorrow to see what's going on. they're probably sick of me. oh well!

    have you thought about or reapplied anywhere else?
    i re-applied on march 24th, and, yes, the waiting period of 6-8 weeks starts over when you apply for the new exam. to answer your question, i have applied literally everywhere and no luck. the market for new grads sucks.
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    Thanks again CoCStudentNurse. Yes, it's hard to believe that the economy has even affected the nursing job market. I currently work in Labor and Delivery, and I honestly cannot remember the last time we hired new grads . Same for the hospital, it's really hard right now. But hang in there! You came this far.....a position will turn up for you! Keep us updated on your journey!
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    I just got called to interview on Friday for a Med/Surg position at LAC + USC! Now I'm nervous... is the 2nd interview like the civil interview? Anyone know the type of questions asked? They said it's initially a temporary position that may roll over into permanent, but heck, I'll take anything I can get at this point. I really want to nail this interview so any tips you guys have would be great. Also, does anyone know if they quiz you on the particular specialty? Should I review my Med/Surg info.? LOL, sorry for so many questions... I'm just nervous and excited. Any help would be appreciated.
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