Advice about post interview for new grad floor position

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    Hi all,

    I was set up for an interview by the nurse recruiter who has been working with me. I interviewed with a Nurse Leader on June 7th. I sent a thank you email right after. Additionally, the nurse I work with [this is an internal position] followed up with her [they are friends] and told her what a hard working employee I was etc. The problem the NL has is that our hospital is trying to go Magnet and I have an associates in nursing [enrolled in RN to BSN right now] and she has too many ADNs on her floor and is reluctant to add another one.

    In terms of following up, I feel that if I email the NL again to inquire, it may be too much badgering? My nurse friend just followed up with her a 4 days ago. Does anyone have any advice on what I should do? Should I touch base with the nurse recruiter instead? How should I go about my approach?

    Any advice is surely appreciated.
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    I'm curious if you mentioned that your in an RN to BSN program during your interview? If you didn't it might be something you mention in a quick follow up e-mail to the recruiter and nurse leader. If you did mention it then you don't need to send the e-mail but at this point I would consider following up with a phone call about the status of the job search and if they have made their decision regarding the position. Good luck!

    !Chris
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    Thanks for your response.

    I did mention the RN to BSN program. In addition, I've listed it on my resume with expected date of completion as well. I was a bit frustrate during the interview since during our conversation, when she touched the subject of education, she specifically went on about the need for BSN nurses and that our hospital is only hiring BSNs now. I already knew this, but because the hospital has invested in my education and I've been employed for 5 years, HR told me to wait it out. They said they'll find a place for us. I know it was only my first interview with them but it was frustrating to hear this from the nurse leader when the fact that I was an ADN graduate should have been no surprise. I just can't tell if the entire institution has got me chasing my own tail just to kill time till I become fed up?

    I feel like reaching out to the recruiter and letting her know my concerns as mentioned above but don't want to come off aggressive. I mean, I would never! But it's just heart wrenching.
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    Quote from Sgm228
    Thanks for your response.

    I did mention the RN to BSN program. In addition, I've listed it on my resume with expected date of completion as well. I was a bit frustrate during the interview since during our conversation, when she touched the subject of education, she specifically went on about the need for BSN nurses and that our hospital is only hiring BSNs now. I already knew this, but because the hospital has invested in my education and I've been employed for 5 years, HR told me to wait it out. They said they'll find a place for us. I know it was only my first interview with them but it was frustrating to hear this from the nurse leader when the fact that I was an ADN graduate should have been no surprise. I just can't tell if the entire institution has got me chasing my own tail just to kill time till I become fed up?

    I feel like reaching out to the recruiter and letting her know my concerns as mentioned above but don't want to come off aggressive. I mean, I would never! But it's just heart wrenching.
    I would be very careful with what you say to the recruiter. I wouldn't focus on any "concerns" that you had with the interview because you don't want to come off as negative or complaining. I would simply remind them of how excited about the opportunity you are and that you look forward to continuing your 5+ years of service for the hospital. I would also ask when they believe they will reach a decision and if there is any more information you can provide about your candidacy. Although it appears your hospital is more progressive by going with the "only hiring new grads. with BSN" it doesn't necessarily mean you won't be chosen. I will say that it definitely helps you that you have been an employee there for 5+ years as another candidate with your same degree probably wouldn't be considered. Keep your head up, it will all work out.

    !Chris
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    Thanks for the advice! I appreciate it! Will do.


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