Quote from lizz
Maybe they don't want to invest in training someone for the RN track, if they've already failed the NCLEX.
I understand what you are saying about failing the NCLEX, but as an employer you can't downplay the significance of graduating as an ADN. She is looking for an auxillary staff position, not a job as an RN. They say they have needs for such staff, but certainly aren't in any hurry to hire. In my world, logic dictates to conduct an interview, then decide whether or not to pursue the candidate.
If I'm a NM, this is what I see...a candidate comes in with an ADN, and is planning to retest and become a RN. I first ask what happened the first time. I think any rational being can understand that making a huge move (away from home, a tight knit family, and friends) and trying to take the NCLEX might be a bit overwhelming for most people. Also, while they did fail 1 test on 1 day, they can't overlook that the candidate was successful over the 2+ yr period of school. Also, this person has 3 yrs experience (worked as a tech on an adolescent psych unit). Furthermore, anyone will tell you that when it comes to hospitals, $$$$$ is the bottom line--get someone into the system, teach them the basics at a low salary, then when they take the boards, go from there. If they pass, you have an RN you don't have to start from scratch with; if not, then you have an employee filling a need. It's a win win situation.
I have a feeling what hellllo nurse and sjoe are saying might be accurate.
BTW...when she filled out the apps 4 or so weeks ago, she didn't know she hadn't passed the NCLEX, so from day one she has been looking for an auxillary position because NURSYS wouldn't be updating their database of new grad RNs until 3/12. So that is what she presented when she went to fill out the apps. She has heard back from noone; not even a "So did you pass?"