Hi guys, I'm a new RN and am a little frustrated with how long this whole process is to take.
I graduated in June, did a 9-week externship in the ED of a local hospital in June/July, was offered a job there in the ED in August, got certified in ACLS and PALS in August, took and passed NCLEX in September, and now they're saying it will be about a month before they can review my documents, call me in for the physical, do the background check and get me an offer letter.
I'm just curious if this is common place - for it to take so long? I was hoping I'd start orientation in October and be on the unit by February, but now it looks like November/March. Is it always such a slow process?
Any insight would be helpful - thanks in advance!