employment verification

  1. I'm hoping someone knows the answer to this question. When exactly and how do the schools go about verifying employment? Do they simply call HR or do they actually call your supervisor? At what point do they call--before interview or after interview? I've been told by many, many CRNA's to not let my manager know that I'm applying to CRNA school. So, do the schools really understand if your reference isn't your true supervisor? I know I'm asking weird questions, but this is very important to me especially since I've had to switch jobs. My new job wants a commitment and I'm sure they won't like it if someone calls from the schools that I've applied to.

    dontae
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   smiling_ru
    I think that different schools will verify in different ways. There is no guarantee that they will or will not call your supervisor.
  4. by   WntrMute2
    I think you need to be honest and up front with ALL parties. Tell your existing job that you are applying to school and tell the school that may contact your supervisor that he or she may not like the fact you are trying to leave. They certainly will not be happy to find out by a call from a stranger. People on this board feel there is a prejudece against those going to CRNA school. Maybe so, but dishonesty and subversion doesn't help that one bit. Just be honest, in general, supervisors (and everyone else) will appreciate it.
  5. by   London88
    I wonder if they really do call to verify employment? I guess whether or not they do call it behooves the applicant to be honest because if you lie about your employment experiences it might just reflect on your skills in the clinical area. In other words do not say that you have been in ICU for 5 years when you have only been there for 6 months, and hope for the best that they do not contact your supervisor.
  6. by   Roland
    accepted before they contacted your corrent employer. That way even if your current employer gave you the boot you wouldn't mind so much. I know most prospective EMPLOYERS will wait to contact your CURRENT employer (if they are going to do so at all) until you have accepted a position with their company.
  7. by   megmermaid
    How can you not tell your supervisor you're applying when most schools require a reference from your supervisor? ( as part of the application)
  8. by   WntrMute2
    I wanted to make one more point. I'm reading some of your other posts and you seem to fudge some of the pertinate facts (length of time actuall in the ICU ets.) and then explain them later when questioned. Just be perfectly honest on your applications and your dealings with interview committees. One of the things they value most is honesty and trustworthyness. if there is a hint of "fudging" they will look elsewhere. Also a lie on an application will get you kicked out at any stage of the schooling process. Just be yourself.
  9. by   dontae
    I hear what you guys are saying. I had not intentions of lying about employment. I worked in OR for 2 years and was told by some 20 CRNA's to not reveal to ICU that I was interested in CRNA school. The thing about supervisor's reference has me stumped too.
  10. by   smogmatt
    I agree with WtnrMute 2 .... Be HONEST with your manager and with the schools... but KEEP A LOW PROFILE with your coworkers and others. Word travels fast. Everything out of your mouth doesn't have to be "I cant wait to leave this joint and go to ..." work hard and be an asset to your unit no one can fault you if you're a hard working, dedicated employee.

    IF you can' be trusted to be honest on your application...can you be honest in your narc count, billing practices, etc, etc.
    I don't think you should have to lie about your goals likewise I don't think veteran ICU RNs should bag on you for your goal. It takes everybody, we need everybody, ICU RNs and CRNAs ........it a prefect world, I guess.

    Be honest, no white lies!

    I don't think you can get around the LofR from your supervisor, most of the schools I looked at wanted a letter from your supervisor, in addition to wanting to contact your current employer.
  11. by   braden74
    I agree that honesty works out for the best. I told my interviewers that I planned to apply for CRNA school in 2-3 years in my interview. Then after working for 6 months I sat down with my supervisor to find out what she wants to see from me to give me the best reference possible. She was more than willing to help me and to see me succeed. As she put it "if we as nurses can't help each other succeed then who will." My co-workers and my supervisors know my goals and they are all supportive and do everything they can to get me the experiences I need. Maybe I'm lucky with the group I work with but I believe we should all be supportive of RN's goals no matter what the be.

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