When to apply for a job? - page 2

Hello Suzanne, and everyone else! I'm back in the saddle from my celebration ( after passing NCLEX) :) I've read everything i could here and have 3 questions. 1) I'm going to wait until i get my... Read More

  1. by   nurseMargo
    Quote from suzanne4
    ((((((((((((((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))))))) )))))) to you.

    What does your family have to say about all of this.............????


    They don't know yet. I'll call them tonight. But when i told them that i passed NCLEX, they celebrated this event for a week.

    I can just imagine how happy they'll be. Everytime i call, my mom asks the same question: when?....
  2. by   suzanne4
    Please, please keep me posted. I am anxious to hear what they have to say.
  3. by   nurseMargo
    Quote from suzanne4
    Please, please keep me posted. I am anxious to hear what they have to say.


    I talked to my mom, she was very proud of me I'm the first educated person in my family, so they are too happy. My grandma goes around with my graduation picture and shows it to all of her girlfriends I'm hoping that next time i call, i'll be able to tell them the month and day when i'm coming.

    Suzanne, i'm going to ask nurse recruiter to put dates of my vacation in the contract, but is it appropriate to ask for two months off?
    Do you think they'll let me?
  4. by   suzanne4
    Usually it is not an issue, it will be without pay of course, but as long as they know in advance, and it is not over Christmas Holiday time.......this is the way to do it, get it in writing in the beginning, a suggestion for everyone............
    Depending on staffing and the actual facility, they will at least give you one month, the rest will depend on them. I am so happy for you..............:wink2:
    Where exactly are you going to be going to?
  5. by   nurseMargo
    Quote from suzanne4
    Usually it is not an issue, it will be without pay of course, but as long as they know in advance, and it is not over Christmas Holiday time.......this is the way to do it, get it in writing in the beginning, a suggestion for everyone............
    Depending on staffing and the actual facility, they will at least give you one month, the rest will depend on them. I am so happy for you..............:wink2:
    Where exactly are you going to be going to?

    I'm going to the village cheremino, close to smolensk city in russia. no, it won's be christmas, because it's too cold there during winter i'll probably go by august, if i get my travel document by then , and if i don't, then i won't go at all
    oh, the manager of neuro unit called me today for an interview. I'll go tomorrow.
    Suzanne, i'll keep you posted.
  6. by   suzanne4
    I thought that you had already accepted the other position..............but weren't all three positions in the same hospital? Please keep me posted......

    I am so proud of you..................
    Are you going as a direct hire, or thru an agency?
  7. by   nurseMargo
    Quote from suzanne4
    I thought that you had already accepted the other position..............but weren't all three positions in the same hospital? Please keep me posted......

    I am so proud of you..................
    Are you going as a direct hire, or thru an agency?

    No, i just got the job offer. Also, i told them that i'm interested in their department ( medicine unit).But I let nurse recruiter know that i would also like to check out ortho/trauma unit :wink2: And now they called me from neuro unit, which i didn't even apply for( but i'll still go and see it :wink2: )

    Yes, all 3 positions are in the same hospital.
    Yes, direct hire, i don't have anybody, except for my greatest advisor-YOU :kiss
    I do need to go ahead and accept something already, because i have to apply for AOS before my semester ends (december), but they haven't called me yet from ortho/trauma. I'll wait one more week and then just accept the mecinie unit if i still haven't heard from them. There is very little time left and a lot to do.
    Wishing you joyful and easy moving.
  8. by   suzanne4
    You need to apply for the OPT before you finish school. That will permit you to begin work as soon as you get a license and not have to wait for the rest of the immigration things to be taken care of. The AOS can't be done until after you have passed NCLEX.
  9. by   nurseMargo
    Quote from suzanne4
    You need to apply for the OPT before you finish school. That will permit you to begin work as soon as you get a license and not have to wait for the rest of the immigration things to be taken care of. The AOS can't be done until after you have passed NCLEX.

    I've already used my OPT 2 years ago.
    And i passed NCLEX.
  10. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from nurseMargo
    I've already used my OPT 2 years ago.
    And i passed NCLEX.


    congratulations :hatparty:
  11. by   nurseMargo
    Quote from Silverdragon102
    congratulations :hatparty:
    Thank you!
  12. by   nurseMargo
    Suzanne, just a little hello and update from me...:hatparty:
    I got offers from 5 units, but accepted med/surg medicine unit. It was a tough decision, but i thought where will i learn more? Also, i really liked the manager there.
    They also told me that they don't do contracts. All they gave me was a letter stating that they offered me a job.
    About putting vacation dates in the contract... Well, because there is no contract, the only way i can get some time off to go home is to talk directly to the manager.
    Now i'm ready to file and wait for VSC and work permit.
  13. by   suzanne4
    Sounds like you are all set. Thanks for keping me posted.

    I am moving tomorrow and just found out that I won't have internet access for at keast one week............

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