Barkow, RN (2,337 Views)
Joined Feb 27, '07 - from 'NJ'.
Posts: 93 (22% Liked)
Also, I know at my facility the manager will post a job that they're budgeted for, even if they don't need it at that time, because if it's not, it makes it look as though that position is not necessary, and administration could remove this position from their budget and then they won't have the option of hiring someone for that position in the future.
From what I understand, this is why you'll see jobs that are still posted from a year ago.
I'm an experienced RN relocating across the country. To my surprise, I've seen postings for part-time day positions in my specialty. I get quick responses from HR and chat on the phone, followed by some sort of response that the manager is really interested in interviewing me, but the real need is for full-time nights and there is no day position. I'm aware that most nurses new to a facility generally start on nights, but is this some sort of bait-and-switch recruitment tactic, or just a way to feel out willingness to do nights? The day position remains posted. Has anyone else experienced this? It's just frustrating to put in effort applying to certain facilities based on shift availability that may not represent reality.
How well connected are the local schools in terms of locating practica for you? Many of my own students have made great connections (networking, getting job offers) from their practica. As can be seen from many of the online folders here, if you need to locate/negotiate your own practica --- many problems can arise. Chances are that the higher-ranked program has many good clinical sites in their area --- and never admit more students than they have clinical sites.
Are you committed to remaining in your locale? If yes, chances are that there are many alum from the local programs who may consider their own 'alma mater' better than the big-ticket Ivy League programs. However, if you are thinking about relocation, then a program with a national prestige will own more doors than will a degree from South Succotash State University.
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