Reflection of accepting a job offer for North Dakota - page 16

This review is for St. Alexius in Bismarck, ND. IF YOU APPLY FOR A POSITION AND YOU ARE AN RN PLEASE APPLY FOR AN RN POSITION. NOT GRADUATE NURSE! PLEASE CONTACT ME or WHATSMYUSERNAME_RN BEFORE... Read More

  1. by   DatMurse
    I am in my 11th month now. I have put in my verbal notice that I will be leaving in mid April. I told her I would still continue and try to pull more people for the hospital. I have applied for countless places. Many people are surprised that I would be taking care of septic patients, chemotherapy administration, and the fact I went out of my way and on my own terms took my ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy course. I have had a number of call backs with atleast 50%+ call back for interviews. It is truly amazing to be getting all these calls.

    I am leaning toward more of a travel position but this BMT unit in Denver sounds amazing.

    I have had a total of 6 interviews(another in a few hours) I have turned down 2 reference checks parts of the app because I wanted oncology. I have also turned down an interview with the VA hospital, it sounds sweet but I still want oncology.

    Acute stroke intervention, Chemotherapy, sepsis, Oncology are big things to take care of. You start realizing how crazy your experience is when you start to leave.
  2. by   DatMurse
    I have now accepted a travel job in University of Iowa in a BMT unit. I will be there for the next 3 months. It seems like a solid facility and really amazing. I will have to do quite a bit of reading on BMT patients.

    It was pretty much an instajob offer. I am looking forward to it. I am glad I came out here for this job experience.

    For any more information I can answer it. There is another biography thread about the hospital being continued on from whatsmyusername at http://allnurses.com/nursing-first-j...at-977856.html
  3. by   Elliot.Kane
    Good luck in your new travel position and congratulations! I've found this post to be extremely helpful, and have used it to pursue my first nursing job at St. Alexius (which I'll be starting next week). I've found your incites and information to be very useful, and I appreciate you sharing the information.

    Do you think you'll pursue a fulltime spot in Iowa or that you'll pursue travel nursing for a while?

    Thanks!
  4. by   DatMurse
    Quote from Elliot.Kane
    Good luck in your new travel position and congratulations! I've found this post to be extremely helpful, and have used it to pursue my first nursing job at St. Alexius (which I'll be starting next week). I've found your incites and information to be very useful, and I appreciate you sharing the information.

    Do you think you'll pursue a fulltime spot in Iowa or that you'll pursue travel nursing for a while?

    Thanks!
    Iowa fell through, which I am glad about... because I signed a contract for a travel position at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, CA in Oncology which I am going to pursue as a perm.
    Last edit by DatMurse on Mar 14, '15
  5. by   moongirl250
    DatMurse, I'm wondering if there is way I can message you privately. I'm not yet able to send private messages. If you have your email posted somewhere I haven't seen it. thanks.
  6. by   DatMurse
    Quote from moongirl250
    DatMurse, I'm wondering if there is way I can message you privately. I'm not yet able to send private messages. If you have your email posted somewhere I haven't seen it. thanks.
    check pm
  7. by   License2Heal
    Really loved reading this thread. Curious to know how your new job is going??? Can we get an update?
  8. by   DatMurse
    Quote from License2Heal
    Really loved reading this thread. Curious to know how your new job is going??? Can we get an update?
    Currently on Orientation right now. This hospital and computer orientation is longer than the one at St. Alexius. I am going to put the training to the test at this job. The manager apparently thinks that I am good enough to work at Stanford as a traveler. I dont know how long the floor orientation will be but I will just have to read through the P&P
  9. by   Royal_Blue
    Hi Datmurse. I really like your posts. Very helpful. I think to try Bismarck. How were you able to bring your car there? It's my major concern. Since I live about 2000 miles away and I don't want to drive it there. I would rather fly.
  10. by   RescueNinjaKy
    Quote from Royal_Blue
    Hi Datmurse. I really like your posts. Very helpful. I think to try Bismarck. How were you able to bring your car there? It's my major concern. Since I live about 2000 miles away and I don't want to drive it there. I would rather fly.
    Just look up companies that ship cars. Or trade in your car and get one in Bismarck
  11. by   DatMurse
    Quote from Royal_Blue
    Hi Datmurse. I really like your posts. Very helpful. I think to try Bismarck. How were you able to bring your car there? It's my major concern. Since I live about 2000 miles away and I don't want to drive it there. I would rather fly.
    late response. I leased a car there. went from hawaii to there.

    I work at one of the best hospitals in the country now. My EXP in ND on top of my own personal practice is what got me here. However, every other hospital that the other new grads that went there with me seems less acute than there from ICU to medical... for sure medical..
  12. by   DatMurse
    btw, because I made this post. I met my fiance, we are getting married in a month

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