So depressed. Can not find a RN job. - page 2

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2 Months ago, I graduated from Fort Wayne Ivy Tech and got my license. I graduated at top of my class. I got all A's except couple of B's. I have applied at least 100 jobs. I live in Fort Wayne. But I am open to travel... Read More


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    Quote from biblepoet
    I ended up working for CMS and now I have been getting interviews at hospitals after 6 months working there. Still not getting jobs but least landing interviews at the hospital. I think CMS hires everywhere in IN the hospitals do hire after being there we had instructors that started there. So try it not a bad job and does pay compartiable to hospitals.
    biblepoet,
    I did apply for an RN position at the Correctional Facility and I have an interview next Wednesday. Could you please give me some possible interview questions they may ask.
    Thanks
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    Quote from VikRN
    biblepoet,
    I did apply for an RN position at the Correctional Facility and I have an interview next Wednesday. Could you please give me some possible interview questions they may ask.
    Thanks
    My DON asked what I would do in a situation when I an irate person. How do I deal with stress? What were my experiences in nursing school. Does the idea of working in a prison stress me out? Other than that the normal interview questions. Be honest. If the situation is dangerous, then no matter what you do not go in without the CO's okay. Safety is always first in this environment. Another thing might ask you if an inmate asks you to do a favor, do you do it? The answer is NO. Only do what is medically necessary. I treat them fairly and like humans and try not to find out what they did not my business and I am there to treat their medical needs not to be a CO. Hope that helps. If I think of any more things I will post them.
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    Quote from biblepoet
    My DON asked what I would do in a situation when I an irate person. How do I deal with stress? What were my experiences in nursing school. Does the idea of working in a prison stress me out? Other than that the normal interview questions. Be honest. If the situation is dangerous, then no matter what you do not go in without the CO's okay. Safety is always first in this environment. Another thing might ask you if an inmate asks you to do a favor, do you do it? The answer is NO. Only do what is medically necessary. I treat them fairly and like humans and try not to find out what they did not my business and I am there to treat their medical needs not to be a CO. Hope that helps. If I think of any more things I will post them.
    Thank you, biblepoet!
    Did you mean what would you do if you met an irate person? I would answer that I would step back and let an officer deal with this situation. What is your answer?
    Why are you looking for a position in a hospital? Are you not satisfied with correctional nursing? I could not find any information regarding pay, would you please share how much RNís salary is in a correctional facility in Indiana.
    Thanks.
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    I make 21.69 hour. Clarian pays 21.75 hour so pay is about the same. I need better insurance I carry the insurance for my family and it is running about 500 a pay period for not that great insurance. I probably would still work there prn but I need to improve the insurance situation. Hospital insurance is better than what I have available. Good answer btw on that one. It also pays to be a good listener. My offenders do not have people listen to them and you can defuse some of the situations by just listening.
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    It is a great point to be a good listener! Did you start this job as a new grad? Was it too challenging? How long was your orientation?
    Yes, insurance is a big deal; if you do not live far from Lafayette you may consider an ER position at St. Elizabeth Hospital, they hired three new grads from my class recently and they still have openings.
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    Yes. It is challenging but I like it. I had a month orientation. Still stuff I don't know but I work in the infirmary and there is always a nurse in the clinic and another infirmary nurse. You learn to assess well and think on your feet.
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    Quote from rachel108
    Hi,

    I can say that the Indianapolis area is not hiring new nurses either. I have been apply for jobs since July 2010 and have not had a call back yet. I try to stay positive and just keep applying. Good Luck!!
    Start doing some volunteer work at one or two hospitals you hope to work in. You'll be able to network and get inside info on open job positions before they're posted. You'll also be able to show that you really want to work for the facility.


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