I have been lurking around these forums for a little over a year, and finally signed up!!
I am in my fourth year of my BScN degree and I'm applying like mad for undergraduate nursing positions (UNE). I'm employed as an aide right now through AHS, but I really want the oppertunity to work further within my scope (and not be bullied by the aides who see me as a "thing" (I've been refered to as that before) and refuse to speak to me in english). In other words, I am more than desperate to find a job!!! 23 applications so far, but no calls
I need ANY tips anyone has to offer AT ALL, be it with applying, my resume, cover letter, interview tips....anything at all is MUCHLY appreciated!!!
Feb 8, '13
I just realized that I deleted the part that said I'm from Alberta
I'm in a funny intake spot; I'm in the first term of my 4th year right now, and I won't be doing my preceptorship term until September, so I will be graduating in December. This means I'll be writing the CRNE next Feb...this is why I'm looking for an undergrad job for now. I hunted through the job-tip boards on this site and took a few tips away, but I didn't find anything specifically for this type of job.
The specific area doesn't matter all that much, anything that gets me more experience at the moment is what I need. My last acute care clinical rotation was less than stellar (my instructor "trusted me" so she figured she'd throw me to the wolves with a few patients for 5 weeks and left it at that). I want to get more confident and competent in my ability to handle a full patient load, work on skills building, and gain some real world experience.
Fiona, my hospital has sent out the same emails....many times actually. We have complained to the unit manager, there have been signs posted up on the units (I'm a medicine float, it's happening on all the units), and we have verbally stated to them that they need to speak english. Not sure what else to do at the moment (I also haven't been working a lot lately as I'm in classes full time and expecting a baby in 3 weeks).
Thanks for the replies so far
Last edit by baby_nursling on Feb 8, '13