how long do reference and background checks normally take?

  1. 0
    I've gone through the interview process and did a job shadow on Friday. They called me this morning and said they're doing my background and reference check... does anyone know how long these take? I assume that it depends on whether people answer their phones.... But I'm desperate to get started working!

    Get the hottest topics every week!

    Subscribe to our free Nursing Insights: Student Edition newsletter.

  2. 1 Comments...

  3. 0
    My background check has taken a month so far...but they said it would take about a week.
    I am a future Genesis CNA/ least I hope! I have been dealing with their HR since Feb of this year. Their entire hiring process is puzzling to me. After a couple months of following up with them...I was told to come in for interview. Then another two months went by. Then after I called to follow-up again...I was asked if I was still interested and told they were behind in paperwork and they apologized. I was then told to come in for urine test, bring immunization records, and fill out background check info. (I had already filled this out on-line a few months ago). I know they need employees because they consistently have open houses and even encourage 90-day lettered CNA's and new grads to apply. In conclusion I was told they would call me within a week for's been almost a month. This entire nursing assistant experience has been challenging...from dealing with the MBON to get my certification in a timely the hiring process.

    I'm trying to start a new career and become a RN...but I must say at this point my enthusiasm is wearing out. At this point I'm looking into becoming a medical or pharmaceutical sales rep...gotta keep options open...since nothing is guaranteed.

Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors