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This is a discussion on How long did it take from application to phone call? in Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance, part of Nursing Career Advice ... I'm just curious how long it usually takes from submitting an application to being called for an...by CBsMommy Jan 9, '12I'm just curious how long it usually takes from submitting an application to being called for an interview. I know that it will depend on the company but it seems that healthcare takes longer for some reason. So, what is a reasonable time frame from application to interview?
I may have to start waiting tables in the meantime.
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- Jan 9, '12 by nu rnYeah, it definitely varies. With the hospital I'm at now, I had submitted the application about 3 months before I got a call, but they didn't have any RN jobs posted either. The opening I filled was one of two that had just opened within a couple weeks of when I got the call. Two hospitals called me within about 2 wks of applying & I had one large hospital call me the day after I applied online! In that case, the nurse manager for the unit said she preferred to review applications herself; otherwise, it typically would be weeks before HR ever forwarded any to her & if she has openings, she "needs to fill them ASAP!"
Also be prepared to wait even after being offered a position. The larger hospital I mentioned above would have had a start date about 6 wks after the interview! Where I'm at now, I was able to start the following week at similar pay & it was closer to home.
- Jan 9, '12 by iheartcali_RNI would say within 2 weeks..if they don't call you..make sure you call them to find out the status of your app! Good luck!