Hi everyone! What would you do in my situation?
I have always been interested in being an ED nurse. Right out of school I took a position as an ortho/trauma nurse to get experience. It is now 4.5 years later and I am ready to move to the ED. First, I called the nurse manager and left a message on her voicemail. No reply. Then I called the CNS in the ED with a similar message. No reply. Then, I wound up caring for the grandmother of the unit educator in the ED. Talked about the ED and found out that there are positions available. We exchanged names and numbers. Sent my resume and cover letter through inter office mail to the manager of the ED. Two days later called her again to follow up on my resume. Have heard nothing back yet.
Now, the unit educator told me that this manager is terrible about following through on new hires. But, my resume is pretty good- graduated #1 in my nursing class, won awards and scholarships, and have a Bachelor's in another field. My question is this-do I continue to pursue work in the ED of my hospital or do I throw inthe towel? Any suggestions?