Which Sydney hospital? - page 3

I am in the process of looking at grad positions for 2013 and I read that applicants only receive an interview at their first choice hospital. I am torn between Sydney Childrens Hospital and... Read More

  1. by   Annie07
    Hi Mopples,

    I'm so glad your interview went well! Thank you for the luck, I'll post next week about it.
  2. by   Annie07
    Oh my goodness Mopples I had such a bad interview. It started with the attributes question and I had an answer planned but completely went blank! Then after mumbling something out I rushed the rest of the questions. I can only remember 5/6 of them but I gave plain answers and forgot the STAR method. I really hope I'm just over analysing it and get offered a position in any of my 8 preferences. Fingers crossed!
  3. by   Mopples
    Try not to stress to much. I know it's hard when you want something so much. Hopefully you get one of your top preferences if you do get RHW let me know if you have any questions about the area etc. POW (where I work) is on the same campus.

    My NUM was doing POW I interviews today and she said a lot of the applicants were very nervous.
  4. by   Annie07
    Haha yeah it's definitely hard not to stress but luckily there's a lot of Uni work to do before the 5th of Oct to keep us busy In the end, at the very least, it was a great experience for future interviews. It's reassuring that other applicants were really nervous too (hopefully that doesn't sound bad). Let's update again when we know? Hopefully I'll need that advice Sydney was so confusing with trains, the monorail, buses and taxis lol it's like a maze.

    Good luck for SCH again!
  5. by   newbie12
    Mopples, I applied and interviewed at SCH as well! I know I shouldn't think like this, but it's the only hospital on my application that I want, and I don't even want to think how I would feel if I didn't get it. Arghh still so many more days till Oct 5 !
  6. by   Mopples
    It is also the only one that I really want & I have very personal reasons for wanting to work there. But think of it like this, if you get somewhere else it's only for 12 months and at the end of the 12 months you can apply for a job there. Maybe in the meantime look around at peads based short courses or something you can do yourself to get the extra knowledge etc for the future.

    We just have to remember its not the end of the world if we don't get it, there are other avenues to achieve our dreams fingers crossed we both get in!
  7. by   Mopples
    Further to the course thing. There is a foundation program course run by the Royal Childrens hospital in Melbourne. Think I may do it myself if things don't go to plan
  8. by   newbie12
    Yeah true, everyone has been saying that...my lecturers have been saying that to us since they mentioned new grad to us. And you're correct, because after all, new grad is just another stepping stone. We'll just have to be patient and hope for the best
  9. by   Mopples
    Funny thing, I didn't even think of this myself until I suggested it for you! There is also a DE peads course run through the College of Nursing at Burwood which doesn't have any pre-requisites.
  10. by   newbie12
    I just checked them out, it says you need at least 1 year post registration experience, and also be employed in the appropriate clinical setting to do a grad cert course and distance education subject.
    Last edit by newbie12 on Sep 9, '12 : Reason: Grammar
  11. by   Mopples
    This is the one I was looking at http://www.nursing.edu.au/Online_Course/ShowCourseProfile.aspx?CourseID=277&CategoryID=4

    ll the grad certs require experience etc. Some of the girls I work with have the cardiac ones.

    This is the one at the Royal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne http://www.rch.org.au/mcpc/prof.cfm?...dation_Program
  12. by   Annie07
    I don't want to bring negative thoughts to the discussion but what happens if we aren't offered a job? I think grad applications have closed all over Aus. Will hospitals employ new nurses without a grad year? :/
  13. by   newbie12
    Annie07, the new grad year is not a compulsory year. You can be accepted as a first year RN without doing the program, you will just need to find a facility and unit willing to take you on.