[quote=starletRN;3507343]There are some exceptions to that rule. I did have one manager look at my GPA on the resume and comment that it showed I was a go-getter.
It probably depends on the individual. Also, my hospital checked references before I started work there. They wanted 2 instructor references and at least one/two professional references. I know for sure that they checked them because one of my references told me he got a call from them.
While job hunting I was told that some hospitals only hire a certain number of new grads a month so that they can orient them properly. I was told to check back every month because they do orientations on certain days of the month. So some of the places that weren't hiring will be hiring again. Just keep checking back.
Right after I got my job, I got 2 offers from hospitals who weren't hiring just the month before. It pays to be persistent sometimes. It seems like each hospital just has a different hiring process. Most of them wanted me to fill out an application online when I would call to talk to them. So, I would fill out the online app and then call to follow up a couple of days later.
Good luck to everyone![/quote
Not everyone puts their GPA on resumes. There are several different ways a person may do their resumes. In my book a C equals RN.
Sure a new grad wants to impress the nurse manager.
Please new grads do you best clinically on the floor because all nurse gets a ninety day period. I dont want any new grad get discourage about having a high GPA going to get you a job. You are not applying to nursing school. You are trying to make a career and life for you. Just a thought.