Interview at Duke - page 16

Hi all, I am graduating this May, and I have just received word that I will have an interview at Duke University Hospital next week. I was wondering if anyone had any interview tips for me? This... Read More

  1. Visit  mmc51264 profile page
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    I was just looking for that info. I used to work for Wilson and I knew they were looking at getting help from a larger entity. Another local one got bought up by UNC. I guess Vidant had enough after Pitt and Nash. LOL. Wilson would be merging with Duke Health, not just Duke Raleigh. Duke has 3 hosp.
  2. Visit  MendedHeart profile page
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    Yea..UNC aquired several more locals..Johnston memorial, high point and Chatham I think. Duke and WakeMed arent doing so well. I think there may something in store for WakeMed soon.
  3. Visit  mmc51264 profile page
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    WakeMed has been CRAZY building and buying and they pay their nurses, right now anyway, more than anyone. You know that something has to give.

    I think everyone was counting on the Medicaid $$ that McCrory turned down and now they have realized they are down a creek w/o a paddle. Duke just finished building a brand new pavilion with 150+ new beds. The rest of the hospital was supposed to get updated in chunks, but that is on hold now. Also, they just spent a fortune on Maestro (Epic). I have been wondering how WakeMed could manage.

    My son used to go to on of the specialty clinics @ Wake, but they have cut back so much, it was horrid. We have transferred to Duke, which was quite a shock to the wallet. With insurance.

    Health care is in for a big shake up.
  4. Visit  MendedHeart profile page
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    I dont think WakeMed pays the most..whats is the hourly? Rex is paying $21.13 new grad.
  5. Visit  mmc51264 profile page
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    Wake may not pay the most as a new grad, but as a floor nurse, I think the shift diff are the highest. I know several nurses that have gone to work there and said that they pay more. I think new grads are all pretty much the same, give or take. There isn't much difference between the 20.74 at Duke and the 21.13 at Rex. Rex is really nice. I have a lot of friends that work there. I did 16 weeks of clinical there. Since I was an ADN, no chance of a new grad position for me.
  6. Visit  MendedHeart profile page
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    Nope, Rex pays highest shift diff too. $10 for weekends, $5 for nights... and ADN do get hired there. Myself and at least 3 of my other classmates got hired there and we are ADN.

    Where did you do your clinicals, what floor?
  7. Visit  mmc51264 profile page
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    I applied for everything I could at Rex for 2 years. Didn't get an interview for CNA or RN. I did 8 weeks in L&D and 8 weeks med/surg (can't remember the floor) I really liked it. The only one of my classmates that got a job there was a girl who worked as a surg tech.
    Never got an interview at Wake, either. Oh well, got a job at Duke Very happy there.


    The nurses that I know that work at Rex now are friends from church that have been there for a long time.
    Last edit by mmc51264 on Jul 28, '13 : Reason: add more
  8. Visit  nursekii profile page
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    mladolphin got offered a job at duke regional the pay is lower compared to my area MD/DC but they are not hiring new grads in the area
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  9. Visit  MendedHeart profile page
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    Its is also much cheaper to live down here. Small two bedroom house can rent as low as$500/month up to $700 depending on location. Further out from the city is a lil cheaper
  10. Visit  mladolphin profile page
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    Congrats nursekii on your new job! Hospitals aren't hiring in CT either! When do you start your orientation?
  11. Visit  nurse PR profile page
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    Hello Nurses,
    I have a interview at Duke University Hospital. If you have been interviewed there, please let me know how did it go? Anything tips to prepare ahead...
  12. Visit  Dafina profile page
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    Hi nurse PR!

    I sent you a PM that I believe you are able to see even if you can't respond. If you can't let me know here and I'll give you my email address.
  13. Visit  CP2013 profile page
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    I will be interviewing/shadowing this week with Duke as well. I'm excited for the opportunity.

    I have brushed up on mission statement/values and my behavioral questions ("tell me about a time..." etc). Anything else I should be prepared for when I get there? Feel free to PM me if you prefer!


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