Advice on how to get back into a hospital? - page 3

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... Read More

  1. Visit  Neonursej profile page
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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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  3. Visit  Neonursej profile page
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    Oh, and hospitals are now requiring bsn! I am working on mine through Uta online.
  4. Visit  Neonursej profile page
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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!
  5. Visit  billyboblewis profile page
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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.
  6. Visit  dspacc profile page
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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?
  7. Visit  dspacc profile page
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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.
  8. Visit  Neonursej profile page
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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?
  9. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from dspacc
    Please tell me how you would alter a resume to look current
    I do have current homecare experience, but that is not acute care.
    What she may be talking about is a Skills-Based Résumé. I am returning to acute care after being out of a facility for 7 years (Worked on a Tele/Stepdown unit, as a PCT). This was suggested to me when I went to a career event and I spoke to a HR recruiter before I graduated.

    I was able to group my acute care experience with my experience with a hospital-affiliated Rehab Hospital (as a LPN) and based my skills on what I did in home care, office work, LTC, etc. I landed the phone screen, the were interested, interviewed REALLY well, and got a new grad position as a RN. I have gotten more calls, emails, etc DAILY from tweaking my résumé, I feel it has been a better turnaround, from getting the rejections...much better!
  10. Visit  dspacc profile page
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    Is there examples on this site of this kind of resume? Would you email me a copy of your resume so I can see how it's dne?
    Any help would be really great. My brother had made my resume, but it's more of a traditional resume. I'd be interested to see how it is done
  11. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from dspacc
    Is there examples on this site of this kind of resume? Would you email me a copy of your resume so I can see how it's dne?
    Any help would be really great. My brother had made my resume, but it's more of a traditional resume. I'd be interested to see how it is done
    I googled RN experienced résumé, and tailored it...here are a few examples:

    http://www.udel.edu/CSC/pdfs/NurseResumes.pdf

    The first one is how my résumé is set up. I am more than happy to PM my résumé sample to you over the weekend.
  12. Visit  dspacc profile page
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    Thank you those are very helpful. Maybe I can email you my current resume and get your opinion.
    Dspacc@optonline.net
  13. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from dspacc
    Thank you those are very helpful. Maybe I can email you my current resume and get your opinion.
    Dspacc@optonline.net
    I just PM'd you. I would love to help a fellow nurse!


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