Job offer after clinical?

  1. Just curious how many people were hired on at a hospital where they had their clinical?

    I am getting ready to start nursing school for my associates in January and they keep stressing to make a good impression at clinicals which I get but I am also wondering just how many ADN's actually get offerels over new BSN grads.
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   JRichmond03
    I will hire ADN from our local community college over a BSN any day. We have a sign on commitment to complete BSN by a certain date. Our local community college nursing program is so strong students outshine those from universities. Just be teachable, receptive to constructive criticism and ACTUALLY show up on time. Don't ride the call off policy. Those who have a 2 year + work history in food service or anything saturated with the public will catch my attention. From a managers perspective, it has nothing to do with what you know (that's teachable). It's everything else - integrity, patience, consistency in personality/mood, hunger for knowledge, being engaged to the hospital you work for, not gossiping, how you treat your coworkers, etc.
  4. by   Sour Lemon
    Your location probably matters a lot for a question like this. I have an ADN and was called for an interview within one hour of applying. I'd never done a clinical at the hospital and there was no requirement to get a BSN.
  5. by   JBudd
    We have one school and one hospital, so yeah, lots of our students get hired. Some of my former students are now my clinical supervisors!
  6. by   GOAL2BRN
    Quote from JRichmond03
    I will hire ADN from our local community college over a BSN any day. We have a sign on commitment to complete BSN by a certain date. Our local community college nursing program is so strong students outshine those from universities. Just be teachable, receptive to constructive criticism and ACTUALLY show up on time. Don't ride the call off policy. Those who have a 2 year + work history in food service or anything saturated with the public will catch my attention. From a managers perspective, it has nothing to do with what you know (that's teachable). It's everything else - integrity, patience, consistency in personality/mood, hunger for knowledge, being engaged to the hospital you work for, not gossiping, how you treat your coworkers, etc.
    This makes me feel better! Thank you for suggestions! BTW I am currently a server at a local restaurant ha
  7. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from GOAL2BRN
    This makes me feel better! Thank you for suggestiins! BTW I am currently a server at a local restaurant ha
    The person who hired me liked that I had a very stable work history. It was completely unrelated, but showed that I wasn't likely to take off a few months after orientation.
  8. by   GOAL2BRN
    Quote from Sour Lemon
    Your location probably matters a lot for a question like this. I have an ADN and was called for an interview within one hour of applying. I'd never done a clinical at the hospital and there was no requirement to get a BSN.
    Very good point. I am in the NW suburbs of Chicago. Lots of hospitals, lots of schools so a lot of nurses out there!
  9. by   GOAL2BRN
    Quote from Sour Lemon
    The person who hired me liked that I had a very stable work history. It was completely unrelated, but showed that I wasn't likely to take off a few months after orientation.
    I have always been employed since I graduated college 11 years ago except for a 3 month maternity leave so hopefully that will say something!
  10. by   GOAL2BRN
    Quote from JBudd
    We have one school and one hospital, so yeah, lots of our students get hired. Some of my former students are now my clinical supervisors!
    How lucky are they?!
  11. by   applewhitern
    We mainly hire according to which nursing school you went to. Some schools are good, some are bad. There is no difference between ADN and BSN in my area, nobody cares about that.

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