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    Any other new grads applying/heard back from UPMC? I have a bunch of open applications from the past month and a half and have not heard anything yet! I am from the Pittsburgh area but about to graduate from Case Western. I would reallyyy like to work at Children's but I'm not sure how many new grads they will be hiring. Getting frustrated and would like to hear something!
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    I am also applied to UPMC (Passavant and St. Margarets). I worked last summer at Children's doing office work for the Foundation and Children's Miracle Network. The process to get into the system can be very long and frustrating. I completely understand how you feel as I am in the same posistion.
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    Don't be discouraged, I've worked for UPMC for 5 years (3 as an aide while in nursing school and 2 as an RN - actually at St. Marg). Call the HR offices to find out if they've received your resumes and try contacting the unit directors/supervisors of the units. What units at St. Marg did you apply, I could help you out if you'd like. Following up after applying is always important, as is sending thank-you letters/emails after the interview.

    Good luck!
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    I've heard from many unit managers and newly hired nurses that UPMC won't hire a graduate nurse unless s/he has passed the NCLEX first. I don't if it's hospital wide, but I have heard it from enough people not to discount it.
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    Quote from tokidoki7
    I've heard from many unit managers and newly hired nurses that UPMC won't hire a graduate nurse unless s/he has passed the NCLEX first. I don't if it's hospital wide, but I have heard it from enough people not to discount it.
    This is incorrect. Presbyterian DOES hire new grads who haven't taken their boards yet, this coming from a former GN nurse. I have only worked at Presby & St. Margaret.
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    I've been hearing otherwise from my nursing instructors, unit directors, and recently hired GNs- get your license first. I've been applying for Staff Nurse positions ever since January and I've only had 3 interviews. Some of my classmates haven't heard from UPMC at all. If there are any newly hired GNs who were hired by UPMC before passing NCLEX, I would like to know.
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    Well, one of my friends who just graduated from Pitt (no license yet) just got hired at Presbyterian as a GN. So, it just seems that anyone outside of Pitt is having a hard time.
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    I just went through new hired orientation at UPMC and the majority of the nurses are GN's. Although they seem to be hiring mostly Pitt graduates... Good Luck on job hunting.
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    UPMC Hamot (in Erie) is definitely hiring GN's.
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    I applied for a position at UPMC (a training program for CNAs) and it took over a month to hear anything back. Also, if you go to UPMC Careers on facebook you can ask them right there for help. Sorry, I realize I have posted the facebook page before, but it is so helpful and I don't think a lot of people know about it yet.


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