should one try to introduce themselves to the Nursing manager?

  1. its so tough for us new grads!!!, I've put in over 100 applications all over southern california and some in northern california as well, no word or call yet, the hospital that i did my clinical rotations at are hiring new grads left and right, there is so many new grad job postings! either way, none but two of applications have been forwarded to a nursing manager, a lot of my colleagues, tell me to go in and introduce myself to the nursing managers, I'm skeptical about this, as i know they are busy, and i don't want to turn them off or wash away any chances of getting hired, so I'm very confused as to what to do..... should i go in and introduce myself, I'm not saying demand an interview, but at least give them my resume. A lot of my friends have gotten hired by simply introducing themselves to the nurse manger.... I'd like to know your experiences in this area, and any possible suggestions. i know calling is a suggestions but I'm talking about walking in to floor.
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  3. by   Ashes172
    Following for future references....

    And where do you even find a Nurse Manager? Just walk right up to the floor and ask? Do they has an office?
  4. by   Enurse8
    Yes, the nurse mangers have their own office on the floor.
  5. by   jadelpn
    It could not hurt to call and ask to have an appointment. To discuss the fact that you have read the mission statement of the facility, that you are interesting in becoming part of the team, and would like some direction on how to make that happen. To discuss current and possible future openings. Bring your resume, ask what you would need to do to get to your goal.

    I would start with where you did your clinical rotations. If there is a nurse who mentored you, get in touch with that person. Let him/her know of your plans to apply.

    In this day and age it is very hard for a number of new grads to get positions. I would network like crazy to obtain one. Do not forget about small community hospitals. Sometimes, that is a good start for a new grad.

    Best of luck!!
  6. by   canoehead
    Make an appointment. Ask about nursing on their unit, and certifications that would help you get the job. Let them put a face to the name, but make an appointment.
  7. by   Ashes172
    How do you find out who the nursing manager is? Just call and ask? Or is this somethjng g you can find online (sorry if this is a dumb question, I'm new to all of this)
  8. by   SL2014
    This could work for you or against you. The nurse manager will either think that you are eager and awesome or a pain in the neck.

    Yes, just call and ask who the manager is. Then call the manager.
  9. by   kwatogRN
    I heard about that in big cities. I got a cousin in San Fran CA who had a similar situation. I am a Texas nurse, and in the suburbs of Dallas, it's not that hard to land an RN job in a hospital. Some of my newly grad co-workers live in Dallas and they commute as much as 1.5 hours to our hospital just to get some experience. If applicable to you and and your locale, this is an alternative route to take.

    About introducing yourself to the nurse manager, it would be a good idea to call first before showing up to her/his office. My 2 cents.
  10. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from Ashes172
    How do you find out who the nursing manager is? Just call and ask? Or is this somethjng g you can find online (sorry if this is a dumb question, I'm new to all of this)
    Back when I was a new grad, we used to call to find out who the manager was. These days, you can find out on the internet!
  11. by   Ruby Vee
    Many of the large, inner city teaching hospitals are constantly looking for new grads because the turnover is just so darned high. I know many hospitals have their new grad job opening ads up continuously, even if they don't actually need anyone at that moment. If I were out looking for a job as a new graduate these days, I'd look for a famous teaching hospital in big city. But you may have to relocate.

    I know the idea of moving scares a lot of people. But if you move to the Big, Dirty City for a couple of years to get experience, you'll often be able to move back home and get a job in your hometown with that experience. And think of the ADVENTURE of it all!