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. by   mmc51264
    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. by   MendedHeart
    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. by   mmc51264
    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. by   MendedHeart
    I dont think WakeMed pays the most..whats is the hourly? Rex is paying $21.13 new grad.
  5. by   mmc51264
    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. by   MendedHeart
    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. by   mmc51264
    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. by   nursekii
    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
  9. by   MendedHeart
    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. by   mladolphin
    Congrats nursekii on your new job! Hospitals aren't hiring in CT either! When do you start your orientation?
  11. by   nurse PR
    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. by   Dafina
    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. by   CP2013
    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!