Cleveland Clinic RN New Graduate - page 2

Hi I have an opportunity for an interview as an new grad at Cleveland Clinic. I need some answers, how is the training and orientation there? I know Cleveland Clinic is #1 in the nation for medical... Read More

  1. by   lullaby
    that's great hillarie!! how did the second interview go? i hope you got the job!!

    my temporary ohio license FINALLY just came through, so i now have a phone interview lined up for next week with the clinic. can you tell me how your phone interview was and what kinds of things they asked? it sounds like a lot of people have had an initial phone interview but then no follow up with a nurse manager which is what i'm worried about. hopefully all goes well though, it's such a dream of mine to work for the cleveland clinic!
  2. by   lullaby
    congrats kayem on your second interview! how did it go?
    Last edit by lullaby on Aug 31, '12
  3. by   kayemmejay
    I was offered a job but had it rescinded because I could not pass the physical capability assessment. I was cleared for light duty. I am older than most new grads (this is my second career change in life). The nurse recruiter and nurse manager are giving me 90 days to come back and reapply.
  4. by   Hillarienic
    I'm sorry to hear that Kayemmejay. What did they have you do for the physical test? I was offered the PICU position. I so excited. I'm in pretty good shape, but I heard that the physical test is hard. Do what you can to get in good cardio shape. Start walking and doing weights. Even if it is light.
    As long as I pass they physical test I'm in. I can't wait to start. I also got a job at Menorah Park. I'm not sure if I should take it and just concentrate on the PICU.
  5. by   Hillarienic
    How did your interview go lullaby?
  6. by   hoia
    There is nothing to scared of about the physical. You just sit on the chair and push n pull five times each side using ur arms and legs. 2 sets total. It shows how forcefully you can pull n push using isokinetic machine. Takes about 15 min( although the screen will say it will take about 40 min) Do the best to push n pull!! You can google or youtube to see the image. biodex / isokinetic dynamometer. They let u warm up befo you start. If you can normally lift and kick, you will be alright. Good luck
  7. by   Boxerboy02
    There is a math test, and a physical fitness test as well
  8. by   HeartNursing3
    [FONT=lucida grande]You learn so much and see different things that you wouldn't anywhere else. I speak for many many nurses when I say that the Clinic is very physician oriented and as a nurse you get treated as a number many times. I was grateful for the experience there but excited to move on after a year or two.
  9. by   drivera6175
    Hello I received an offer for cleveland clinicand I'm worried about the physical capabilith assessment can anyone tell me if its hard and do a lot of people fail?
  10. by   OUxPhys
    See posts above. It's not too terrifying.