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- by britt88knee Jun 15, '12Hello. I am looking for advice. I have been applying to jobs at UPMC hospitals since Feb/March and I have only gotten a few rejection emails. It is very frustrating. I don't know what exactly they are looking for. I graduated with honors from nursing school and I have some good work experience outside of nursing school - in a LTC/school/psych setting. I am a second degree nursing student so maybe that is what is hurting me?? Also, I am from the Pittsburgh area but I went to nursing school in the Philly area. So I didn't go to Pitt -- is that really a factor for them hiring people? Anyway, I am really trying to move back home!
To any of the new 2012 nursing graduates that have been hired already in Pittsburgh, do you have any thoughts about this? People were saying to call UPMC and such but I have not seen any telephone numbers listed. I have tried to use my connections with people at UPMC that are clinicians and that has done nothing for me so far. Everyone just says to apply online.
Also, if anyone has any idea about WPAHS and hiring new grad RNs, please feel free to share that information. I cannot find jobs on their website that are appropriate for a new RN. Very frustrating....
I would appreciate any advice you guys might have! Thanks in advance and good luck to everyone else looking for a job!
- Jun 15, '12 by arl50Hi! I am a recent new grad from Pitt who has started working at UPMC Presby. As an internal employee (I was a PCT for 2 years), I know that they tend to hire internals first (but then again, I feel like most hospitals do this). In terms of being a second-degree student, I know of second-degree students (also Pitt grads) who have been hired by UPMC, so I don't think they are holding that against you.
It may seem like UPMC prefers Pitt grads, but I feel like more Pitt grads are hired at UPMC facilities because we literally have every clinical rotation at UPMC hospitals. Many of us make connections with unit directors during clinical time, especially during our transitions/senior preceptorship, and are offered jobs upon graduation if positions are open.
WPAHS also hires new grads, and because they expanded West Penn, I know they are hiring as well.
In terms of who to contact, I looked on the employee website, and to contact a nurse recruiter, it says to email email@example.com with questions.
I feel like every hospital is different in terms of "what they are looking for." I am not really sure what UPMC "looks" for specifically, but it does sound like you have good previous employment experiences! Just try to make your resume really stand out, because with most applications being online, I think that is what recruiters have to base their decisions off of.
I hope this helped, and let me know if you have any questions! I'll try my best to answer.
- Jun 16, '12 by jmlowe85i was hired at presby as a new grad and started in feb. Was called in for a interview three days after applying for a handful of jobs. I moved from ohio as a 2nd degree nurse with a background in management. Just keep applying