I'm an "old" new grad in the Cleveland Ohio area and been searching for a RN position for over 5 months now without any luck. I've had two interviews with Hospice of Western Reserve but was never offer the position nor received any feedback.
After being very disappointed about that I decided that I needed to pick myself up and try even harder next time I'm given the chance to interview. So after two months after that incident I received a phone call from University hospital and was scheduled for a phone interview. The phone interview must have went pretty well since now I'm scheduled for a in-person on site interview next Thursday with the head nurse and DON...and my question to you guys is...what questions should I expect? Does anyone have any experience interviewing with UH hospitals? Overall what should I expect? I'm very excited about this opportunity and really want to do my best at the interview!
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Hi! Yes, I started at UH as a new grad. I absolutely looooveeeee UH!! It really is a great place to work and care for patients. When I started, there was a nurse residency program. You got together with the same group of new nurses about once a month for the first year and just talked about your trials and tribulations. I really liked it because you get to connect with other new grads from other floors and see how their experiences were relative to your own. I heard they changed the program up a bit since I was in it, so I'm not really sure exactly how it is currently run. The orientation process is a little bit different depending on what floor you're on (ICU, med-surg, L&D, etc). If you are from Cleveland, I'm sure you're aware of the UH vs CCF "rivalry". There is no right or wrong choice, its just what culture and team you feel more comfortable working for. I love UH because they give 100% quality care for every patient, every single time. There is no turning away any patient because of insurance issues, etc. What can I say, I'm obviously bias. Feel free to PM if you want to more details about my own experience. Happy to help!
This helps so much! I can't say thank you enough!
I am not from the area but I have heard of the big three hospitals over there.
I have a phone interview soon and i do hope there is an available spot for me at the Rainbow Babies Children's Hospital. Do you know by chance how is their New grad support to nurses at the Children's Hospital or any feedback from nurses who work at Children's? I am also interested to know your timeline after you received the offer.
I am a new member here on allnurses and the private messaging feature isn't available yet for me. hehe i sure will PM you soon as I get that private messaging feature in my account :>
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