Finding a peds job as a new graduate - page 3

by MachoNurse 12,126 Views | 25 Comments

Hey there, I'm graduating in 36 days! :dncgbby::dncgcpd::dncgbby::dncgcpd: Things sure have changed since I started down this road two years ago, hiring bonuses and nursing shortages. I'm in the SF Bay Area, and there are... Read More


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    Thats not what I was hoping to hear. I will be graduating in May 2010 and as soon as I graduate I will be moving out of state and taking the NCLEX in the new location. I am nervous about finding a job there, but I too would love to work in Peds.:redpinkhe

    I am moving from Kentucky to Harrisburg, PA. It's great being a military wife.
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    Quote from FairyPrincess06
    How early should May 2010 graduates start applying for pedi jobs or any jobs in general? Any tips or hints in regards to landing jobs?
    NOW!! would have been better a month ago but if you havent started get on it now! I graduated last May and had my NICU job lined up in January
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    Hey Peds Nurses,

    I'm in need of some pearls of wisdom from both newbie and veteran peds nurses. I'm applying for a peds new grad position in southern California and I need to find the right words to express why I want to be a pediatric nurse. Here my dilemma, I know why but I'm not overly articulate when I comes to getting down on paper.

    I have the same old story that every other new grad has who wants to work in peds. Love the patient pop, family care, psychosocial interaction, dynamic environment, challenging patient care, etc. I just need something that will knock the recruiters/managers socks off as to why I want to be a peds nurse.

    Anything that could help me out would be greatly appreciated. THANKS
    Last edit by CaliAliRN on Feb 5, '10 : Reason: missing word
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    @deliverator,
    I have an interview for CHOC CVICU New Grad on Tuesday. Can you give me any information? I'm rehearsing some basic interview questions. Should I focus more on behavioral/situational questions? Did you have a 1-1 interview, group, or panel? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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    good luck in your interview. I really can't recall the interview as it has been over two years since that time. Show your love of working with children. Know your developmental stages as well as have a good knowledge of cardiology, especially the congenital conditions that arise in the pediatric population.

    I hope you get the job. it's very competitive getting into pediatric nursing.

    After not getting the position at CHOC, I took the first position I could land which was in Telemetry at an LTAC, then moved up to Emergency at an STAC and now working for the VA Medical Center.
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    deliverator, thank you for your response. i will take note of what you mentioned.


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