Fed Up!

  1. 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?
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   jimmieN
    I would say, the best way to present yourself is to get in front of the person. So go down there, find the Manager and get in front of them and hand them a copy of the resume. Then, follow up in person a time or two.

    It worked for me

    Jimmie
  4. by   CEN35
    screw the paper........show, show your face and let them see you and talk directly.
  5. by   hoolahan
    Sounds like good advice. Also, you could tell them the reason you are trying so hard to reach them is that you have another offer on the table. It may hasten them up a bit if they think they will lose you.

    Good luck! I have great respect for ER nurses, I would/could never do it!
  6. by   kaycee
    I agree with everyone, you need to show up and ask to see the manager. Keep after them BlueBear, if you want it that bad. You'll love ER, I've been doin it for 19yrs and it's still exciting and as challenging as ever. Good Luck!!!

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