relocating to indianapolis
- 0Jan 13, '12 by j5676ci recently accepted a new grad position at st. vincent and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on where i should live. any information would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance
- 0Jan 17, '12 by Roy Wachter BSc LPNQuote from j5676cCongrats on the new job @ St V. We recently moved here from Ohio.We live at Eagle Creeki recently accepted a new grad position at st. vincent and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on where i should live. any information would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance
Apartments which are ok and very close to the lake.
West and North sides seem the best, with alot of apartments in the NW quad.
I can say as a patient of St V's system ,they have great "customer service" and docs for outpatients. St. V also sounds like one of the better systems to work at according to what I have heard.GOOD LUCK !
- 0Jan 26, '12 by j5676cThanks! I actually found a great apartment in Carmel.
In all honesty, I’m not really sure how I got the job but I will tell you about myself. I got hired into the critical care residency. During my last semester of school, I was selected for a highly competitive 90-hour PICU preceptorship and also completed a critical care clinical rotation. I have a 3.84 nursing GPA and a cumulative GPA of 3.71. I have 5 great letters of recommendation from previous clinical instructors as well as PALS, ACLS, and EKG certifications. I got my resume professionally done and have a pretty good cover letter. Since I am from the west coast, I emphasized that I do have friends within the area and want to continue my nursing education at IUPUI. I also gave my interviewer a copy of my portfolio and sent a handwritten thank you card. I have no hospital experience and actually spelt the nursing manager’s name wrong on my thank you card but I was still hired so I guess it didn’t matter. LOL. I’ve gone on 7 interviews and this is the only place that offered me a position. I’m very excited because this is my dream job
If you want, I can send you my resume and cover letter. Also, if you have any other questions, just let me know. It took me 8 months to find a job and I’m considered one of the top students in my class. Eventually you will find something as well. Good luck!
- 0Jan 26, '12 by SweetmangoThat's fabulous, seriously, dream jobs are yay! You are way awesome, super achiever! lol.
Honestly, (as bad as this may sound) It's encouraging to hear that it took you 8 months. I'm staying positive!
I'm also from the West Coast, what brought you all the way out to Indianapolis?
also, Question about PALS/ACLS, I want to be apart of the acute care setting (med/surg, anything, really), do you recommend getting certified now or after I get a job?
Would you be willing to send me a copy of your resume and cover letter? It's always a good reference point! I can't send private messages yet... :/
- 0Jan 26, '12 by j5676cI have a previous degree from Purdue so I thought relocating back to Indiana wouldn’t be too bad.
I have no idea what certifications you need in med/surg but I would just get them now anyway just to set yourself apart.
Also, what’s your email? I can send my stuff today if you need it. Let me know.