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Asking for work opportunities at preceptorship hospital

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by Oz37 Oz37 (New) New Student

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I was a lucky one to get most of my preceptorship hours done at the beginning half of the semester. And my preceptor and nurses on the floor were encouraging me to talk to the nursing manager for the unit (who I never meet b/c my clinical is PM shift). But I can no longer return to the preceptorship d/t Covid-19 all hospitals banned students and I totally understand that. I don't know if I should still email the nursing manager and request the opportunities since I was only there for about 20 shifts. Would it sound like a too abrupt request? 

Really appreciate suggestions

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MotoMonkey has 1 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ED.

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What do you mean by work opportunities? Like as a CNA, or work opportunities after graduation? If you are looking for a CNA or tech type position and they are available on the hospital jobs page I would just apply and make some mention of having done clinical shifts on the unit, maybe ask if your preceptor would be a reference for you. And I guess same goes if you are looking for job opportunities after graduation.

If this was a few months ago I would totally encourage you to reach out to the manager directly, but I know that right now everyone , especially managers, have so much on their plate that they would either just not respond, or they would say to just go through the normal channels and apply online if/when a position is available.

 

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19 minutes ago, MotoMonkey said:

What do you mean by work opportunities? Like as a CNA, or work opportunities after graduation? If you are looking for a CNA or tech type position and they are available on the hospital jobs page I would just apply and make some mention of having done clinical shifts on the unit, maybe ask if your preceptor would be a reference for you. And I guess same goes if you are looking for job opportunities after graduation.

If this was a few months ago I would totally encourage you to reach out to the manager directly, but I know that right now everyone , especially managers, have so much on their plate that they would either just not respond, or they would say to just go through the normal channels and apply online if/when a position is available.

 

Thank you so much for the advice! I have more courage now, b/c it won’t hurt to try and in the worst case just being ignored. 🙂

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MotoMonkey has 1 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ED.

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I guess I wasn't so clear with my opinion. I would not reach out to any unit manager during this time of national crisis to ask about work opportunities. If there are job openings on the hospital website, apply and try to use your preceptor as a reference if they will allow it. If there are no open positions currently listed then I would just keep an eye on the website. Members of hospital management have a ton on their plate right now, best case you would be ignored, absolute worst case is that they would see it as a lack of social awareness that could work against you in the future.

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2 hours ago, MotoMonkey said:

I guess I wasn't so clear with my opinion. I would not reach out to any unit manager during this time of national crisis to ask about work opportunities. If there are job openings on the hospital website, apply and try to use your preceptor as a reference if they will allow it. If there are no open positions currently listed then I would just keep an eye on the website. Members of hospital management have a ton on their plate right now, best case you would be ignored, absolute worst case is that they would see it as a lack of social awareness that could work against you in the future.

Thank you! I will just look at the other job openings then.

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