Contacting nurse manager or patient care director?

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    Hello everyone!
    I am a new grad nurse who's looking for a job after passing nclex.
    It's been about 2 weeks since I passed my boards and still no job...

    With the advice, I contacted a nurse manager on the unit that I want to work on about 3 days ago, but no replies yet. i don't know if she's even received my email.
    And 3 days later I emailed her, (that's today), I saw that a new job opening on that unit is posted on the job website.

    And on that unit, there is a nurse manager and a patient care director.
    I emailed the pcd, but am thinking that I should also email the nurse manager since I haven't received any reply from the pcd...?

    Would it be considered annoying if I send emails to both the pcd and nurse manager?
    I need a job and want to work on the unit so badly..
    Don't know what to do next! Please help!

    Thanks
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    I assume you actually completed the application process. Is that right? You didn't say. If not, you should do that right away.

    I don't see anything wrong with 1 e-mail to both the manager and director. Point out that you have completed the application for the open and wanted to be sure they knew of your great interest. Then let them decide if they want to pursue the conversation further. Don't make a pest of yourself by continuing to contact them directly. Many people do not want to hire someone who needs a lot of extra attention and repeatedly contacting them could make you look too "emotionally needy."

    Good luck!
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    I've completed the online application process.
    I'll wait a few more days and see if the pcd replies if not, I'll email the nurse manager.
    Not knowing if someone has received my email or not makes me so anxious!
    But i'll be patient and wait...

    Thank you for your reply!
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    I'm sure they've received your emails, but who knows if they've been out on vacation, sick leave, or just get so many emails every day that it's hard to keep up!

    Completing the job application is the first step, and sending a follow up email expressing your interest and adding any special qualifications you might feel you have that there was not room for on the application would be a completely reasonable thing to do. After that, sit back and wait.

    Remember that they may have many, many applicants for one opening, or that even though they posted the job, they may already have plans to fill it internally.

    Just keep applying to any jobs that interest you.

    Good luck!
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    Thank you for the reply!
    How long does it usually take for them to reply to an applicant's email?
    Do they usually send the applicant a rejection email if they are not interested in the applicants? or any approximate wait time for an interview call? I know it varies by facilities, but.... Awww so worried. just want to get ANY reply or result back!

    One more question! Does it look awkward if I apply to multiple open positions at one organization?

    Thank you!
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    Quote from NurseHailey
    Thank you for the reply!
    How long does it usually take for them to reply to an applicant's email?
    Do they usually send the applicant a rejection email if they are not interested in the applicants? or any approximate wait time for an interview call? I know it varies by facilities, but.... Awww so worried. just want to get ANY reply or result back!

    One more question! Does it look awkward if I apply to multiple open positions at one organization?

    Thank you!
    What response you get, if any, depends on the facility you are applying at. And no, it doesn't look awkward at all to apply to multiple positions. As far as I know only HR sees all the applications and they forward them individually to the various departments after the initial screening to determine if the applicant meets the minimum job requirements. That is how it works for the hospitals in my area anyway, so there is a very real chance that the nurse manager on the unit you are really interested in may not even see your application.

    Sorry if that sounds discouraging, and I hope the nurse manager for your preferred unit actually gets to see your application. Good luck!!


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