Atlanta hiring new grads - page 4

So I am in Nursing school in Maryland right now and I would LOVE to move to Atlanta for a job. I'm at University of Maryland, Baltimore's BSN program and I graduate next Dec. 2011. Why is it in... Read More

  1. by   sassy123
    rocknrollnurse,

    Thank you for the reply... Also thank you for the list of hospitals in the area that I can give a try.. I had to come back to New Jersey to work and will be unable to attend the open house today.. I hope you have much success at the open house leaving with an position offered to you.. That sucks about the hospital that gave you a test in a loud atmosphere.. Even during the NCLEX no noise was aloud, right!... I was down in the pitts yesterday, was having a conversation with one of my best friends when Grady Crestview Rehabilitation gave me a call about an interview...I believe it is a affiliated with Grady hospital since their web site is where I filled out the app.. I agreed to it however, I would like a little bit of hospital experience but will see what its all about. So that is next week and hope its worth the expensive air flight ticket, since its last minute...
  2. by   A&OxNone
    Quote from rocknrollnurse
    I just wanted to share this story for any out of towners like myself that you can expect some pretty fierce weeding out tactics if you even get an interview at all.

    Uh, yeah. I switched jobs from the Rome area to CHOA (Children's Healthcare of Atlanta for the out of towners) and was kind of shocked that they make you pass an NCLEX-like pediatric test before you move on with your interview process. If you dont pass, it's like, 3 months before you can take it again and try to interview. Totally different world!

    But, I love working there and have been trying for years to land a job there, so I'm thankful in the end.
  3. by   rocknrollnurse
    sassy 123!
    the Gwinnett career fair is saturday the 27th but you might not be around. I got another travel job for now.
    I can apply at Piedmont again in 90 days (if I am still in ATL!)
    Good luck on that interview!
  4. by   lsatchwell
    rocknroll nurse, thanks for all the info! I have an interview set up at Piedmont and am going to be taking the math test...is there any med questions on there or just math? Any tips for what I should be studying??? THANKS!!!! And I hope you've found the job you wanted!
  5. by   MJB2010
    Quote from sassy123
    rocknrollnurse,

    Thank you for the reply... Also thank you for the list of hospitals in the area that I can give a try.. I had to come back to New Jersey to work and will be unable to attend the open house today.. I hope you have much success at the open house leaving with an position offered to you.. That sucks about the hospital that gave you a test in a loud atmosphere.. Even during the NCLEX no noise was aloud, right!... I was down in the pitts yesterday, was having a conversation with one of my best friends when Grady Crestview Rehabilitation gave me a call about an interview...I believe it is a affiliated with Grady hospital since their web site is where I filled out the app.. I agreed to it however, I would like a little bit of hospital experience but will see what its all about. So that is next week and hope its worth the expensive air flight ticket, since its last minute...

    Any update on Crestview? I am thinking of applying!
  6. by   sassy123
    MJB 2011,

    I'm sorry so late I just saw your reply. I did interview at crestview...a little story..... The day of my interview the Director of Nursing was not there to interview me when I got there. So a unit manager interviewed me. I cant even say it was an interview it was more like a discussion about crestview. She basically told me how horrible of a place it was.. It was to the point that I wouldn't want to work there at all. So weird right??? Any way she never called me back. How have you been with finding employment?
    Last edit by sassy123 on Oct 8, '11 : Reason: WRONG NAME
  7. by   Do Or Do Not
    Quote from sassy123
    MJB 2011,

    I'm sorry so late I just saw your reply. I did interview at crestview...a little story..... The day of my interview the Director of Nursing was not there to interview me when I got there. So a unit manager interviewed me. I cant even say it was an interview it was more like a discussion about crestview. She basically told me how horrible of a place it was.. It was to the point that I wouldn't want to work there at all. So weird right??? Any way she never called me back. How have you been with finding employment?
    Well, at least she was honest with you.
  8. by   Aymese
    St. Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta has new grad RN positions posted. They are a Magnet hospital. They are supposed to be bought by Emory Healthcare sometime in January.
  9. by   JmhATL
    Quote from Do Or Do Not
    Hey just to update on what I wrote at the top (2 months ago...seems like forever), I got hired by Grady onto a med-surg unit, and they hired a whole bunch of other new grads too! They didn't require me to sign a 2-year contract, but that may just be the policy in my unit and could be different on other more specialized units like the ER. Also, most of my colleagues from nursing school now have jobs. Actually, I only know of one of us who doesn't, and she's doing a pair of interviews next week.
    Are you still with Grady? I'd like to hear your opinion about the experience you've gained and more important if you know anyone who signed the 2 year loan repayment contract because the small difference in pay to get my loans paid off is huge to me considering I want to buy a home. I'm in my final semester and looking to relocate from New Orleans to Marietta/Atlanta where my family recently relocated. Any help is appreciated and I work part-time (small amount of time) in ICU at a hospital.
  10. by   JmhATL
    Quote from lsatchwell
    rocknroll nurse, thanks for all the info! I have an interview set up at Piedmont and am going to be taking the math test...is there any med questions on there or just math? Any tips for what I should be studying??? THANKS!!!! And I hope you've found the job you wanted!
    Were you offered a position at Piedmont and if so, did you accept it? This thread is old but I'd like any information about hospitals in the Atlanta area; in particular those that offer loan repayment regardless of the contract; eager to learn!
  11. by   JmhATL
    Quote from rocknrollnurse
    no. i went to one of the best in the USA and no one in Atlanta wants to hire me 'cos I'm a yankee and I'm used to better pay. i'm having to travel nurse to make ends meet. I've been a nurse for 4 years. My advice? Cleveland Clinic takes new grads and is a great place to train. low cost of living. lots to do.
    Please advise where you are working now since this thread is old.

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