I'm a new graduate RN (since May) and finding a hospital-based job is so difficult, especially when you don't have any connections. Long story short, my mother met a doctor at work at he told my mother that I should work at his hospital (lets call this Hospital A). I went to HR and told them that I was referred by that doctor and they told me there's a training program for RNs. Basically you pick the department you want to work at and they'll train you for 8-10 weeks without pay. By the end of the training, they'll decide if they want to keep you or not. If they do, then you sign the contract. If they don't, then that is it. It is a tough training program/ internship. The question is, will it be worth it since other hospitals offer the versant program with pay.
Also, another hospital told me they are considering me for their program in November. The interviewer asked me to give her some time to think about it but I've heard from former classmates that she doesn't follow up and may even forget. Today will mark one week since I've interviewed. When will be a good time to call her to ask if she has made up her mind? BTW I did email her a thank you.
Any opinions/thoughts would be appreciated.