Hello. I am an LPN who graduated in Decemeber 2008 from Tulsa Tech. I have had about 7months experience as an actual nurse working home health and agency, beforehand I was a medical assistant....
Anyway, I have an interview with Hillcrest Medical Center for a position in the Emergency Department and I was wondering if you all would give me some pointers for a successful interview. I really really want the job, especially because I hear they have a 16 week orientation which would be AWESOME. The only thing is, I am REALLY surprised they called me, I was under the impression they only want experienced nurses in the ER. Do I really have a chance or is this another interview in which they'll hand me the "you need more experience" card?
Nov 28, '09
They must be interested in you. They invest a lot of money in training nurses, so they won't be pulling your chain. In the ICU's we also take nurses straight out of school sometimes, so don't be surprised that they did the same for you. So go to the interview and relax! Good Luck!!
Dec 8, '09
So, what happened? Did you get the job?
Dec 10, '09
I GOT THE JOB
I'll be working Minor Care Emergency, but still, it's my foot in!!!
Dec 11, '09
Congrats at getting the job! I am going to school to get my RN right now at OSU-Okmulgee, not in the program yet but hoping on this fall. So for those of you who work for Hillcrest I am curious to know if you have to have your CNA to get hired on there ect.. I want to get on with either Hillcrest b/c of the training they do for ER nurses and would love to get on as a nurse tech.I don't havae my cna but went through st fran nurse tech program. not there any more though. Any advice would help! thanks
Jan 7, '10
Man, I have to say the training they do at Hillcrest is above and beyond anything I've seen. Orientation= 4 days pure classroom time, two big handbooks, all day, they feed you breakfast and lunch (we had brisket and chicken, goooooooooood food!). Then when I get out on the floor, they really ease you in, watch for a couple days then gradually work you into working independently. Doing minor care emergency, my orientation is a bit shorter, but I get to take ACLS, PALS, Dysrrythmias, Splinting, etc... AWESOME place to work so far! I am very impressed.