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grownuprosie, ASN 8,076 Views

Joined: Feb 10, '11; Posts: 397 (42% Liked) ; Likes: 541
RN Float; from US
Specialty: 1 year(s) of experience

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  • Dec 6 '14

    I finally received my offer letter...

  • Oct 6 '14

    Hi there, I went in for my second interview with manager who told me that I would be going to the 3rd interview (panel). That was a week ago and I haven't heard from recruiter/manager regarding scheduling. For those of you who are scheduled for the panel: Did the manager or recruiter contact you? Thanks!! Good luck uptotheskies and grownuprosie on your interviews!

  • Oct 6 '14


    I got a call from HR, and they scheduled me for an interview right away (the next day). After an initial HR interview, nurse recruiter emailed me within promised 2 weeks, and scheduled me for a panel interview.

    I heard from other nurses that sometimes it takes HR few weeks to get back to you (no wonder, they are super busy!). If it has been more than 10 days, calling them to follow up will be okay, I think.

  • Jun 17 '13

    My BFF worked allergy clinic for 1.5 years and thought the same " no hospital will want me.". She works in a cardiac step down unit now at a wonderful hospital. You will get great experience doing a float position, sounds exciting to me'

  • Jun 17 '13

    Successfully floating between all those services (especially the surgery center) will look remarkable on a relatively new nurse's resume. Go for it - it sounds wonderful!

  • Jun 17 '13

    Your clinic job description would look great on any resume. The skills will be great for getting a job in the acute care setting down the road.....but I am not sure why you would want to! (Kind of joking...but it does sound like a wonderful job.) What area of acute care hospital were you interested in working?

    Are you concerned about getting the "skills" of an acute care med/surg nurse under your belt so you will be a "real" nurse? From what I read, your clinic sounds almost like an acute care facility? Improvements in surgeries and invasive procedures have made clinics the "hospitals" of the future.

    I bet most acute care med/surg nurses would kill for your clinic job.

  • Jun 3 '13

    This would fall under the incidental disclosures: Incidental Uses and Disclosures

    P.S. It's HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)

  • May 20 '13

    Too many words to read. Brief bullets to the point.

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!

  • Apr 13 '13

    I used to say that your school experiences should NOT be included unless they were something special that most students don't get -- such as a senior year capstone experience, preceptorship, special honors, etc. However in recent years, my opinion has changed. We are seeing an increasing number of students who are graduating with very minimal actual hands-on experience with live patients and we have learned that we cannot assume that today's new grads had the same type of experience that we had as students.

    Therefore, if you are one of those students who has strong clinical experiences, it might be to your advantage to include that information and not "save/hide" it until if and when you get an interview. But I recommend that you put it on a separate page and not clutter up your basic resume with much detail.

    If however, you are one of those new grads who went to a school that did not give you strong clinicals, it might be best if you didn't advertise that fact on your resume. It is probably best for those people not to emphasize their clinical experience as that is not their strong point.

  • Apr 9 '13

    Quote from july06
    Well I'm only 19 and I want to get the college experience that everyone else my age is getting. And I'm not graduating yet, I still have 2 years. I don't even know if I've been accepted into the program yet lol. And I had a 5 pm class my first semester of college and I kept falling asleep in it so I don't think the whole night class thing will work for me.
    Then maybe you should consider applying to BSN programs?

    An associates degree in nursing isn't the same as an associates degree in something like English, where you can do the first part at a CC and then go do a traditional 2 years at a university.

  • Apr 9 '13

    I agree, I don't think you'll find that. RN- BSN programs are for professional working adults. Professional working adults don't live in dorm rooms :-) They enjoy having their own bathrooms and no curfews!

  • Apr 9 '13

    Is Hogwart's hiring?? Pick me, pick me!

    I would definitely list your clinical rotations and 1-2 lines about the non-mundane skills you did in each one. Of course every nurse manager will know that you went through clinical rotations in nursing school, but not listing them is like saying you didn't learn anything or didn't gain any experience worth listing. They need to see hospital names.

  • Apr 9 '13

    I listed my last two placements, year 4. Both were full time. One was acute care on an 80 bed unit, the second was OR. Many students do not receive those opportunities. And we're talking one bullet for each placement. Keep it brief.

  • Apr 9 '13

    Back when I was in school (in the Dark Ages), no one even suggested that we list clinicals on a resume'. Potentional employers are well aware of what clinicals student nurses complete. I would not list anything unless you had some really unusual, superspecial clinical experience that really sets you apart from the other new grads.

    And, if you really feel you must list them, be sure it is very clear to anyone glancing casually at your resume' that you are talking about clinical experiences in school and there is no way anyone could conclude that you are trying to pass this off as legitimate work experience; that would leave a bad taste in most interviewer's mouths.

  • Apr 9 '13

    I say focus on the nursing interventions you did, instead of the rotations. When I was a new grad, a HR rep told me I did not have to list that; they already know that you had clinicals, as others have stated.

    For example; if you had a pt who had a TURP, Chest Tube, Wound Vac, C-Section, Skin Graft, etc...Rotation in the ER (pt the hours down)...those are significant for the learning exposure you experience.

    Also allow your résumé to be reviewed by someone from HR; if you have the opportunity to go to a job fair, ask them to critique your resume; use an elevator speech for 15-20 seconds, ask them to review their résumé, ask about the company, etc. Usually they are interested in giving new grads pointers. I did the same and have a contact at a major teaching hospital; but landed a job at another hospital because of her recommendations.

    I didn't use a cover letter. I used the intro to my résumé to describe me, my goals as a new grad, and filled education and experience.