I have always wanted to work in the NICU at my local hospital, it is the reason that I became a nurse...the only place that I wanted to work was the NICU.
I graduated 1+ year ago and started working at a different hospital (one where I was a PCT prior) on a general MED/SURG floor. This what the first offer that I got after graduation and I wanted to start medsurg anyways so it was perfect. Now that I have over a year I feel confident in my skills and I am ready for the next step.
My issue is that I have applied to this other hospital a few times (once when I was graduating) and again now. This is the only hospital in my area with a NICU and I really cant travel 2 hours to the next one. The nurse recruitment team has always seemed very polite and helpful however they never are able to schedule me for any interviews on any floor. I have done a shadow on at least 6 different floors and still nothing. I find this a bit odd. I recently shadowed in the NICU and was told by one of the CNS that they were hiring. However I called the next day to the nurse recruiter to set up an interview and she said "Oh they are not interested in interviewing you, if you want to apply anywhere else only go through me, dont apply online"
That to me sounds like she is trying to make sure that I dont get hired anywhere...I feel like she is trying to sabotage my chances. I dont even know her, we met for literally 2 seconds and I was pleasant, polite, and showed how excited I was to work for this hospital. She seem rude and just wanted to brush me off.
Sorry for the long story but I dont know what else to do. I want to work in th NICU so bad but I dont know how to get in. I dont know anyone that works there so I cant use a friends help. Please give me some advice on what to do. Im thinking of finding another way to use my RN if I cant get in here.