Quote from luv2shopp85
thanks for the info! but i don't graduate until june 07. and i'm planning on taking the nclex in pa and then started hoag';s new grad program in october.
i was hired as a new grad into hoags ecu last year, and the competition was fierce. there were tons of applicants for only 9 available positions. i made sure to get my app and resume to the pertinent people early. be prepared for your interview, and that is half the battle. there are many websites with interview questions that help you prepare. this is a good one:
students - sample nursing interview - career center
you need to not only be prepared for the questions they will ask you, but you should also have a list of questions you would like to ask them about the position. the above site has examples of these as well.
i would contact dana and express your interest in working at hoag when you graduate. it's never to early to get your resume and application in her hands. it also wouldn't hurt to have letters of recommendation (at least 1) from instructors. the focus at hoag is on nursing excellence, so make sure you let them know how excellent you are. use your resume to highlight those things that are best about you and your practice. like your oncology externship, that would look great. if you could get a letter of recommendation from a supervisor at the facility that would be like icing on the cake.
so, basically just be confident in yourself, and be organized. it takes more work to do what you're doing. there are a lot of details when you pick up and move across the country. you're very brave.
hope this helps. if you have any other questions let me know.