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Duke New Grad / SNIP 2013 - page 10

Hi everyone. I haven't found a thread for this topic yet, so I decided to start one. Who else submitted their application on Feb 1st for the various new grad positions at Duke?... Read More

  1. Visit  NewGradCARN profile page
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    Thank you mmc51264!!
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  2. Visit  Wrench Party profile page
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    I had an interview with Clinical Transport yesterday (shadow in scrubs on the floor, then interview). Thought I totally bombed it because I had < 30 minute formal interview. Got woken up by the nurse recruiter this morning with an offer for the position- I accepted, and I start later this month.

    If any of y'all are on 7100, 7300, or in the ED, I'll probably be seeing you a lot! I've lived in both Raleigh and Durham since 2001,
    so I can give you advice as a local.
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  3. Visit  mmc51264 profile page
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    I did a shadow and a formal interview. the shadow is great b/c they see you in action. My "interview" was very short, too. I was told more of the expectations and what kind of "ship they run" I got along great with the NM. Got a job offer a little over 2 weeks-they had a huge shortage in HR. Thought for sure I didn't get the job.

    I love it there.


    BTW-Congrats!!!!!!(won't see you unless I send-6100/6300)
    Last edit by mmc51264 on Sep 5, '13 : Reason: add a comment
  4. Visit  Wrench Party profile page
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    My team is based on the 6th floor (subject to change perhaps because of space politics). Maybe I'll wave if I'm running by?
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  5. Visit  mh1229 profile page
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    Hi everyone,

    I just found out today I have an interview at the end of the month for the neuro step down unit. I am from PA so going to be taking a trip for the interview/shadow experience? Can anyone tell me a little more about the shadowing? Are you with the nurse manager or strictly following a floor nurse around for a bit? I'm just wondering what they will be expecting of me at this time. I also haven't taken the NCLEX yet. I actually have it scheduled for the day that I was given to interview, so I guess I'll be pushing it back about a week. I'm worried that it will hurt my chances -- interviewing without being licensed yet must not look too good. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  6. Visit  pomla profile page
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    Hi all --

    I just was invited to interview for the PICU (SNIP) this morning -- I'll be there next Wednesday, September 18th! Eek. Does anybody have any idea what we are expected to do on the floor during our shadow experience? I've never had to shadow before and the thought is daunting. I graduated in November 2012, and though I have been volunteering at a clinic, it's for adults, and it's not inpatient so everything is quite different.

    Would love to hear if anybody has any advice. Thank you!
  7. Visit  mmc51264 profile page
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    My team is based on the 6th floor
    There isn't much extra room on 6. Every other floor has a an extra hallway for step down (we don't) It'll be interesting where they fit you in!

    I had a shadow interview. I just hung with the nurse, watched how they do things, asked questions, helped where I could (get a drink for someone) It was so much less stressful than a formal interview.
  8. Visit  aspiringRN22 profile page
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    does anyone know what the nurse patient ratios are at Duke?
    Last edit by aspiringRN22 on Sep 11, '13
  9. Visit  pomla profile page
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    Quote from mmc51264
    There isn't much extra room on 6. Every other floor has a an extra hallway for step down (we don't) It'll be interesting where they fit you in!

    I had a shadow interview. I just hung with the nurse, watched how they do things, asked questions, helped where I could (get a drink for someone) It was so much less stressful than a formal interview.
    Thank you mmc for the info about your shadow interview!
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  10. Visit  mmc51264 profile page
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    pt:nurse ratios depend on unit. any where from 4-6. Mostly it's 5. Obviously less on step down/ICU/peds, etc.
  11. Visit  mh1229 profile page
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    So right now I'm really up in the air about whether or not I want to make the trip to interview. I know I am lucky to have this opportunity, but it would be about an 8 hour trip for me from PA. They have reserved one day only for all of the interviews, so I imagine I won't be spending much time with the manager. I also haven't decided if I'm 100% willing to relocate on my own if I were to get a job offer. I guess I hadn't really thought everything through when I applied and now I'm left to figure everything out by Monday when I need to get back to the recruiter about my interview. Anyone know anything about the neuro step down unit? That's where I'm interviewing for but I wish I had an idea of how much competition there is right now before I make such a big trip. Any input would be appreciated
  12. Visit  mmc51264 profile page
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    I think it would be worth it. I don't have exact numbers, but I don't think they interviewed that many for my position.

    Location-wise, it's a nice area and there are a lot of relocated people. There are lots of things to do here.

    Also, I believe your unit is in the new building and it is beautiful.
  13. Visit  mh1229 profile page
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    Thanks so much for your input! I have been thinking a lot about it and I think it's worth the trip even if it's just to see the area and get the experience. If you don't mind me asking.. is the pay sufficient for the cost of living there? I am from right outside Philadelphia and the major hospitals here pay a good bit more for starting nurses, but it's also not all that cheap to live in a large city. I just worry about the pay considering I'd have rent, utilities, groceries on top of student loan payments, spending money, and hopefully some savings left over. I really don't know much about the area but from a quick craigslist search I get the impression that apartment/townhouses are pretty reasonably priced.


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