Hi everyone. I graduated with my ADN in 2009 and have been trying to get into LVH since. I have held other jobs while applying in order to gain and keep my nursing skills. I worked for two years in wound care at a SNF that offered inpatient wound care and still hold my wound care certification up to date. Recently I've been working for two years at Kindred Healthcare where my job title is "ICU/telemetry RN". I gained experience with TONS from Kindred: vents, tele, various titired drips, dialysis, etc... I am ACLS certified as well. I actually love the high-acuity patients I get at Kindred and my co-workers are the most wonderful people... I just don't love the horrible staffing and the stress that comes with it. I knew working at Kindred was going to be a rough one. I've done my two years and would like to go to my "dream job", which happens to be trauma ICU at LVH.
I did interview with LVH in October of 2012. They seemed very interrrested in me and wanted to set up a second interview immediately. I set it up, but never got called back about the specifics for it. It was like pulling teeth to get an answer as to why I didn't get called back. All I really got was "Um, we're no longer interrested". Previously I went through two interviews in 2010 for LVH and the same thing happened. Is this common to happen to interviewees?
I am getting my BSN and I have four more classes through Penn State to complete. My GPA is a 3.73. For right now I'm planning on staying at Kindred until graduation and maybe having my BSN will make me what LVH wants. I have also applied at other hospitals in the Lehigh Valley (Saint Lukes and Easton) and have similar "no call back" experiences. I keep thinking it is because I'm a bad nurse or something. Everyone I work with tells me it's just a tough job market everywhere and I'm a really amazing nurse. It's so frustrating. I want to actually see the results of my efforts.