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    I just responded to your message, I hope it went through ok this time. =)

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    btw I forgot to ask you persistancepays, if I was to get asked the question which shift do you want? should I say I am open to all shifts or should I say I would prefer nights? I am more of a night person and would deff prefer night shift but as a new grad you cannot be picky and I would honestly work any shift with a smile on my face because I would be sooo happy to have the job.

    Also after the interview what questions did you ask the panel? I read on your earlier post you said after your interview they called you a week later and told you that you got the job? is that typically how it is for the new grads? so there are no second interviews?

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    Persistancepays I just sent you a private message..please check, thanks!

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    thank you soooo much Persistancepays for all of your advice....you are so sweet and kind to help...in case anyone else is wondering I applied for IMU and PCU. I have an interview for IMU. Wish me luck, I am nervous, but I have been preparing myself and I am ready for this! Fingers crossed!!

    BTW persistancepays which unit did you get hired for?

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    Hi guys, I got a call yesterday from the nurse manager, and I have a interview next week...I am really nervous cause I really want this job, can anyone please share their experience with interview questions. I have been reading older posts and people have said the questions are hard and not your typical questions. I am pretty sure it will be a panel interview, but I am just wondering if they ask more of the situational type of questions. Any advice please!!!

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    I am a new grad, I just got a call yesterday to interview at UCSD this week, can any of you who went through the interview process please share your experience and interview questions. Do they tend to ask more situational questions? someone on here wrote that the questions are hard and not your typical questions!!! So this made me a little worried. This is my dream job, its for the IMU unit. I am just so excited, and I just want to be extra prepared. Any advice would be sooo helpful thanks

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    Hi Urfoxyrn, I have an interview coming up at UCSD, could you please share your experience and interview questions. Was it panel or one-on-one? Thanks

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    Hi PinkPickle You had mentioned the questions were hard and different, could you please elaborate more on that, could you share some of questions you were asked...I have an interview this week for UCSD new grad program and I am really nervous, any tips would be helpful. Thanks

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    Hi Everyone,


    I need some advice...I recently went on this interview for a New grad RN position (med/surg) to this hospital and the interview went amazing until I met with the med/surg director (who would potentially be my boss). She walked in with an attitude, looked at me and gave me a look of disgust. I could tell right there an then she did not like me for whatever reason. I was so nice to her, calm and friendly. She asked me if I had any critical care experience and I said yes, I precepted in the ICU. She then bombarded me with all these technical questions you would be asking a nurse II or nurse III position not a new grad entry level position. I am not sure if she thought I was showing off or what because I wasnt at all!!! I was merely answering her question. She then goes on to ask me these questions about union versus non-union and I didnt know anything about it. The hiring manager was so impressed with me and liked me a lot and was shocked to see this med/surg director asking me all these crazy questions that she asks no one else.

    Anyways I had asked a few people from the facility that I know, why do they think this women didnt like me. I found out that this particular hospital is possibly going to become a union hospital and the med/surg director has an associates degree, she is having to go back to school (50 years old) to get her bachelors in nursing. I have 2 Bachelors degrees and apparently people were telling me that she does not like the fact that I have 2 bachelors degrees and that I precepted in ICU.

    If this is really the case how can this women hate like that?? People were telling me that the med/surg director feels if the hospital becomes a union then the director will loose her job since you need to have a minimum of a bachelors degree. This is crazy!!! I would think you would want to hire the best regardless of degree etc!!!! I mean I know I was the most qualified and I was in shock when I got the letter from this hospital today saying that I didnt get the job. The hiring manager liked me so much after the interview he told me that, they would call me in either for a second interview or else they would just call me in to sign my paper work. I dont get this place at all!!!

    I am just so upset and hurt because I have worked so hard in my life to achieve my goals and now as a new grad cant get a freakin job!!! I am just so mad. I am such a calm, nice, sweet person but I am sure this is not the first director in the world to be a *****!!!! I really hope the hospital becomes union and this ***** looses her job because she is not fit to have basis like that and only to hire those who she thinks is below her so she is not at risk for loosing her job.

    Please if anyone can give me any type of advice on what to do when you encounter a director (potential boss) that is rude or is judgmental. I mean is it really that wrong to say I precepted in ICU when I am applying to a med/surg position....I know some people think that if you precept in ICU then apply for ICU position. But that is almost impossible cause none of these hospitals hire new grads for ICU!!! So should I just not put it on my resume?? HELP... I am just so angry and frustrated!!

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    Hi everyone,

    I am from Southern California (Orange County area), however I went to nursing school at Creighton University in Omaha NE, I graduated in Dec 2010. I decided to go to Creighton because they offered a one year accelerated BSN program since and I already had a BS in Biology, this seemed like a logical decision for me. I loved Creighton University, great school and I precepted in the ICU at Creighton University Medical Center. I took my boards late May 2011 and passed. I currently have my CA RN license, and I have been looking since Dec 2010 for jobs and still no luck at all....I am starting to regret moving back to California after graduating because all my nursing school friends easily got jobs in Omaha, NE and I knew it would be harder in CA, but I didn't think it would be this hard.

    I did well academically in nursing school and I have probably applied to over 50 positions already (probably even more). With all the applications I have submitted, I have only had 2 interviews, one went really well and the other one did not. I mean I am getting so desperate now, that I am thinking of reconsidering and moving out of California again. I even started applying to hospitals in Northern California, but no luck there either. I really wanted to stay in CA because all of my family is here, plus I could live at home for free and save money....please help!!!

    So my question to you guys:
    1. does anyone currenty work at any hospitals in the LA, OC or SD area, and if so, can you please post on here when or even if they will hire new grads?
    2. Any suggestions on what nurse managers look for in new grads? Any insider tips for a resume?
    3. Why is there such a stigma on new grads? I mean how are we supposed to get rid of our "new grad" tittle unless someone takes a chance and hires us.
    4. Please can anyone just give any tips or any strategies or just any other advice that might help.

    Thanks!

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    Hi everyone,

    I have my very first RN interview at Riverside Community Medical Center tomorrow, this is for a new grad RN program and I am wondering if anyone has had an interview there yet, and if so can anyone tell me the type of questions they ask. I have been hearing from a lot of people that most interviewers ask behavioral type of questions, which I think just mean scenario type of questions.

    Anyways any pointers at this point will help me, I am really nervous especially since I am interviewing for the ICU. Please help thanks

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    Thank you Silverdragon, I will go ahead and follow your recommendations. However, do you think once I finally move to London and get all of my license stuff straightened out, do you think any of the London hospitals will hire me as a new grad with no experience? thanks for your advice!

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    Hi everyone,

    I just graduated from Creighton University in Dec 2010. with my BSN. I just found out that my fiancé's job is transferring him back to the UK. He is a UK citizen and now unfortunately has to move back to that means I have to move with him. I literally just graduated on Dec 18th 2010, and I have not even taken my NCLEX yet. I am scheduled to take it first week of Feb.

    Heres my problem: I will take the NCLEX so I can get my RN license, but then in March I am moving so I wont even have any experience under my belt. I dont know what to do?? I have been reading the forums on here about US nurses moving to the UK and I have read such horrible stories and I heard its really hard to go through the NHS and nurses midwifery thing. I am just worried because if its hard for nurses with experience to get a job there, I probably dont even have a shot!

    If anyone can please give me some advice, because I am moving with him, so I will need to have a job there, I thought about working for a traveling agency, but when I called them they said I need experience so I am very frustrated, please if anyone knows of any private health insurance companies or other nursing positions that will take US citizens please let me know. If you know of any nurse agencies in the US that help with filing all of the proper paper work to get my nursing license in the UK please let me know. I even checked to see if there was a US military base in london that would hire nurses, but the only one I found was the royal air force base which will not hire US citizens.

    Thanks

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    Hi Sundevil


    here is my private email address: ocgal521@gmail.com, can you please email me on that email address because I have a couple of personal questions for you. Thanks so much bye

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    sundevil I sent you a private message, thanks bye


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