Quote from DWinNY
Hi sannyRN, first off congrats on the job!! Wondering if you could answer some of my questions. How long was the hiring process from start to finish and what did it entail? And how were the interviews? Thanks in advance.
I applied to NYU online sometime around mid to late June. Back when i applied there weren't any real job postings so i just sent in a general application. I heard nothing back until around mid-late August when i received an email invite to a group interview/information session for new grads. The group session was in the first week of September. It consisted of first a math dosage test (which was ridiculously easy). They collected our resumes and ALL of our official transcripts. There were 10 new grads (including myself) present at the group session and as a group we met two of the main RN recruiters for the hospital. We had an information session w/ the recruiters regarding the nurse residency program, what it entails, salary+ benefits, and job prospects at the hospital. The only questions they really asked us: "introduce yourself, a little bit of background and what 3 specialties are you interested in?" Nothing too serious at all. Essentially we were told from this session that the RN recruiters would then forward us to the managers for interviews for different units as positions opened up.
And sure enough, about a week later we started getting a blast of emails (to all 10 participants from the session) for different positions opening up. (i.e. 2 Positions open for Neuro, accepting 3-4 potential interviewees, etc...) And they were first come first serve, so whoever replied the quickest was forwarded to the interview.
After some tries and a few emails, I eventually was forwarded for an interview around the 18th of Sept. I had my interview which was a bit informal but still nerve-racking. It was a panel interview with the Nurse Manager of the Unit, an RN (one of the Charge RN) and one of the Patient Care Technicians. Questions weren't very clinical related but more situational and behavior oriented (How would you in react in situation X, Y, Z? Are you a team player? etc etc....)
Anyways long story short, had my interview and about 2 hours later I heard back from the Nurse Recruiter via email that I got an offer for that unit. And that got the ball rolling on the next steps of the employment process.... Paperwork, Physical, Getting all my documents, Background Check, and References.
Feel free to ask for anything else you may be curious about.