Letter of recommendation

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    I have an interview appointment next week for a PCU (progressive care unit) position at a large children's hospital. I am to bring two letters of recommendation with me. In my experience, all prospective employers in the past have mailed these out directly to the people we give as references.

    I have two references in mind including my current DON. Is it wise to use your current DON when you know she doesn't want you to leave? Also, should they address the letter to the hospital I'll be interviewing at?

    Any info or advice about going about getting these letters would be appreciated as this is new for me.
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    Is there someone at the facility that would write a letter other than the DON? That way you don't have to risk getting sabotaged.
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    Is there someone at the facility that would write a letter other than the DON? That way you don't have to risk getting sabotaged.
    This could happen...and may have happened already. I went on an interview last year which went great... but for some very mysterious reason... she didn't call me back as she said she would... and would not take my call when I called her back after waiting a week.

    Years ago I sought an in-hospital transfer. My nursing care coordinator's recommendation to the other unit was that I stay within her unit.

    So sabatoge is a possibility... but I currently work for a pediatric homecare agency and the DON is the only RN in the office... others are non-nursing personnel. The nurses are out in the field.


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