Advice on how to get back into a hospital? - page 2

I see it is a common issue among nurses now. I graduated in 1995. I worked in a hospital on long island from 1995-2008. I left after my children were born. At that time, it was not too difficult to get a job. I did also work for... Read More

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    have you tried a rural hospital first? See if you can get a job in the area you want in a job futher out for 6 months then reapply. Even if that means that you have to drive over an hour each way.

    good luck

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    Okay, I was in the same position, just one month ago. I have just got hired at Children's Hospital. Maybe do the same what I did:
    1. Apply for CPN you will qualify ( hospitals like certifications, plus you must have BSN.); get PALS.
    2. I did Case management at Peds Home Health and PDN.
    3. Applied for Case Management at the hospital Part-time ( apply only Part-time, it is easier to get in).
    4. It is good to know someone from inside or networking
    5. Sign for all the conferences and meetings at your hospital you want to work for.
    It will take 3 to 6 weeks, but it worked.
    In addition, I have listened to Donna Cardillo CD about interviews and hiring. I cracked the interview you with flying colors. They were so impressed!!
    Show them you are willing to learn and will do anything.
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    I can't get into a hospital until finishing my BSN and even then my year in rehab nursing and year in public health clinic nurse isn't "acute" care experience so they treat me like I'm worthless. Have no money or time for a "refresher" course either. Nursing eats its young and its old I guess.
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    I had a similar experience! I graduated in 1997 and have worked in the nicu since graduation. In 2011 I went out on surgery and then was released from my hand surgery in September 2012, I applied to several hospitals and never heard anything! I started with an agency, have you tried that? Then, my second night at a hospital they asked me to apply and I am now working in the nicu. Just don't sign a contract, or you won't be able to work at that hospital. Also, do you have your bsn? Being out for 4 years shouldn't mean anything, I was scared being out for almost 2 years and it all comes back!
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    Oh, and hospitals are now requiring bsn! I am working on mine through Uta online.
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    Quote from livtek
    Okay, I was in the same position, just one month ago. I have just got hired at Children's Hospital. Maybe do the same what I did:1. Apply for CPN you will qualify ( hospitals like certifications, plus you must have BSN.); get PALS.2. I did Case management at Peds Home Health and PDN.3. Applied for Case Management at the hospital Part-time ( apply only Part-time, it is easier to get in).4. It is good to know someone from inside or networking5. Sign for all the conferences and meetings at your hospital you want to work for.It will take 3 to 6 weeks, but it worked.In addition, I have listened to Donna Cardillo CD about interviews and hiring. I cracked the interview you with flying colors. They were so impressed!!Show them you are willing to learn and will do anything.
    I will have to get that cd! I am not good at some of the bs questions! And, the hr experience is insane now, I went on a 30 minute hr interview and she asked me some of the most bizarre questions! Made me not want to work there!
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    Unfortunately you need to alter your application to make it look like you have recent in patient experience. HR reps usually do not investigate enough to see altered resumes. Then you can prove your self on the job.
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    To answe some of the above , I live on long island so there really are not rural hospitals. I have applied to all Hosptials on long island up to an hour away in both directions.
    I did try going through an agency, but the ones who called back said I needed within 2 years current experience in the NICU.
    I have applied to homecare positions through the hospitals also. I also applied to a pediatric long term care facility. I'm trying every avenue. I honestly feel like HR doesn't even look at these resumes they get. Has anyone had call backs from HR after submitting online applications?
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    Please tell me how you would alter a resume to look current
    I do have current homecare experience, but that is not acute care.
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    Quote from dspacc
    To answe some of the above , I live on long island so there really are not rural hospitals. I have applied to all Hosptials on long island up to an hour away in both directions.I did try going through an agency, but the ones who called back said I needed within 2 years current experience in the NICU. I have applied to homecare positions through the hospitals also. I also applied to a pediatric long term care facility. I'm trying every avenue. I honestly feel like HR doesn't even look at these resumes they get. Has anyone had call backs from HR after submitting online applications?
    I really hate how they have gone to online applications, hr sits on them, I have had to call and ask what is up? what about internships? They usually have them 1-2 times a year for the new graduate or a nurse wanting to change positions?


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