Sorry it took so long to post an update. I found out this past week that all the NICU positions for new grads are gone.
They have all the new grads that they will be able to handle. I feel as though I was given the run around. When I first applied she told me that so far I was the only one graduating in May that had inquired about the positions. This was back in EARLY february. I followed up with her and she kept telling me that interviews will start soon. I was NEVER called in for an interview and just last week I was told all the positions for new grads have bene filled and they only had slots left for experienced NICU nurses and I can understand the fact that they don't want to have to many new grads at once. That makes perfect sense. I did apply at another hospital in the NICU and the recruiter told me that the NICU positions are very limited. They currently have 3 techs in the NICU who just happen to be in my graduating class and they will get the spots. From there they are not sure how many more new grads they will be able to handle it all depends.
So now I am thinking I am going to start in a med-surg work in med-surg for 6 months-a year and then wait for more slots to open in NICU because that is where I REALLY want to be. Either that or peds and pediatrics is not an option for me right now because I am obligated to a particular hospital system because of a work commitment deal.
Thank you for all your responses and giving me the courage to e-mail the recruiter but now I am very sad and upset. I am trying to think positive thoughts and look at med-surg as the opportunity to learn what I did not learn in nursing school. Like starting IV's and inserting urine caths.