Congratulations to you too! This is so much more stressful than applying to college! This is the rest of our lives, almost. She didn't talk to me about what I need to bring or anything yet. I'm waiting for her to call back to schedule the interview because she didn't have the dates that I could do it in front of her. But it'll definitely be after March 12.
I've heard of quite a few hospitals asking to come in scrubs
. Example: Hopkins. I've been in Baltimore for 5 years now for school, etc. so I'm moving north. Philly, NJ or NY. If not CHOP, UPenn is second tied with St. Peter's in NJ.
I'm hoping I have a good shot since they're expanding. I was told a few months ago during a career fair at my school by a recruiter from CHOP blatantly that NO they would absolutely NOT hire new grads into the NICU. But I'm glad I took a shot and just applied.
And you'll be rotating days/night during orientation almost no matter where you go. The only thing that sort of annoys me is that she told me we would be doing nights straight for our first 1-2 years because of the expansion, etc. At least it's only 3 days a week, huh? I guess it wouldn't be soo bad.
I actually don't know about the pay. I figured I would ask that during the interview. Although in other professions, it doesn't look good to ask that kind of question during the interview. I've heard that since they have that "elitist" attitude, like Hopkins does, they don't pay as much as others. I have an offer from a community hospital, 60 bed NICU, and they're offering $30/hour, while Hopkins only pays around $25/hour for new grads. As long as CHOP is between those two numbers, or higher, I'm happy.