New Grad Dilema - page 2

Here is my situation: -Graduated December 2008 -Active California Registered Nurse License -No experience, except from clinical rotations from the nursing program -I stay in the Northern... Read More

  1. by   BonnieSc
    Quote from ERP1006
    \ As for Glendale Adventist...I was interviewed by the rudest and least professional nurse recruiter I have ever met. She interrupted me in the middle of my sentences and asked ridiculous questions (like my GPA in nursing school?? Hello, I graduated and passed my boards, it's good enough to be an RN obviously) I wasn't sad to see that they "chose another candidate with qualifications that better suited their needs."
    Asking what your GPA was in nursing school isn't remotely ridiculous. Not every interviewer asks, but some do. Times have changed, and hospitals are looking for whatever they can to differentiate between the many new grads who apply. This hospital evidently values hard work in school and proven retention of knowledge. That's not ridiculous.

    Good luck with your job search.
    Last edit by traumaRUs on Jul 6, '09 : Reason: quoted edited post
  2. by   mzjennx
    i realized you already got a job. congrats!
  3. by   shopgirl44
    I had a bad experience with the nurse recruiter at Glendale Adventist too! She is soo mean!
  4. by   faith love hope
    Quote from shopgirl44
    I had a bad experience with the nurse recruiter at Glendale Adventist too! She is soo mean!
    Glendale Adventist is one of the facilities I have been looking into... this sounds horrible... what happened? what to avoid with her?
  5. by   star77
    Quote from ChickenJoyRN,BSN
    If you plan to work in a far location, how does the interview process go? Since I'm in the Bay Area and I wanted to work in SoCal, would I have to take a trip down there just for an interview even though its not a guarantee I'll get the position?
    In sum: Yes.

    That's sorta what the application process requires. Remember that an interview is a chance for you to interview them as much as they interview you.
    Getting a job took a lot of work on my part.
    I couldn't imagine working somewhere that I hadn't seen and sensed the "vibe" of.

    I graduated in June. I moved to SoCal. I have a job, and I've been working since October to get one. There are a couple of good forums on this topic:

    https://allnurses.com/graduate-nurse...ho-403767.html

    and

    https://allnurses.com/graduate-nurse...ho-404711.html

    Hope those help.
    Good luck.
  6. by   shopgirl44
    Quote from faith love hope
    Glendale Adventist is one of the facilities I have been looking into... this sounds horrible... what happened? what to avoid with her?
    Just make sure you do a lot of research on the hospital before you go...their mission statement, their awards/accolades/honors....have a list of all your clinical rotations with specific dates and times you spent on each floor, she's just unnecessarily intense....if you are a good candidate and have researched the organization and rehearsed answers to common questions and are not intimidated you will be okay. Good luck!
  7. by   faith love hope
    shopgirl44,

    thank you so much for your time and help!
  8. by   dnalwor
    same boat as OP. SoCal is bad right now.. i thought after literally going through hell to pass Nursing School and the NCLEX it would be easy to find a job, but nooo. I thought hospitals would be lining up to throw jobs at me, but noo. its really irritating and infuriating.

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