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by gt4everpn gt4everpn, BSN, RN (Member) Member

gt4everpn is a BSN, RN and specializes in Licensed Practical Nurse.

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hi-ya, i've applied to 2 hospitals, 1 nrsg home for a position as a pn, when will they get back to me?:uhoh3:

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ERRNTraveler is a RN and specializes in Peds, ER/Trauma.

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In my experience, HR tends to be VERY slow in a lot of hospitals. How long has it been? Have you called to check on the status of your application?

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Dolce is a RN and specializes in Day Surgery, Agency, Cath Lab, LTC/Psych.

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I would given them one week and then starting calling HR.

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Give a week. Call HR. If no response I always start calling the supervisor or manager of that floor to get an interview. Sometimes take it in your hands. It's not them that pays the bills. ;)

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gt4everpn is a BSN, RN and specializes in Licensed Practical Nurse.

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in my experience, hr tends to be very slow in a lot of hospitals. how long has it been? have you called to check on the status of your application?

i'm sooooo upset, when i call the places back, i only get voicemails and the run around. the postions i am applying for are open, so why won't they call me back?!!!!!!:angryfire

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ERRNTraveler is a RN and specializes in Peds, ER/Trauma.

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how long has it been?

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gt4everpn is a BSN, RN and specializes in Licensed Practical Nurse.

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how long has it been?

well i applied to a hospital in bklyn at their hr office about a week and a half ago. i then applied to 2 hospitals and a nursing home a week ago. a hospital i applied to like a month ago called me last week to tell me that there were no positions. i called all these places i applied to and not one nurse recruiter answered their phone.

[color=#483d8b]thanks for asking!!!

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Hi, don't lose hope.

Like one poster said, it does take time. You can also ask for the Director of Nursing and leave a message with her or ask to speak with her if she has time. Let her know you've turned in your application and are wondering the status of your application. Let them know you are interested in an interview and leave your phone number with them. The candidates that go right to the hiring managers and call (making sure they have the time to talk) usually get calls. I can't remember, but did you say you are a new grad? Because I was in your shoes this time last year and wound up taking the first opportunity that presented itself....while it was a nightmare, though. So just know that these things can take time. In fact, I worked with a newly licensed physical therapist who kept his job bartending at Applebee's until he was hired and even a few weekends past that. You may want to consider something non-nursing just until you get your foot in the door somewhere, if you need the income. Just a thought. Just know that I, too, felt just as frustrated with trying to get my foot in the door and people kept telling me to just hold on...an opportunity will come. And it did. Just make sure you are applying for a job which INTERESTS you and has a decent reputation. That was my issue. I just wanted to be a NURSE so bad that I didn't look into waitressing or anything else while something "good" came along. But at least I did walk away with skills. They can't teach you everything in nursing school, that's for sure.

Hang in there! Honestly. It will work out. Just keep doing what you are doing. You're doing the right thing, ok?

With support,

Emma

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gt4everpn is a BSN, RN and specializes in Licensed Practical Nurse.

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here's a question though, this agency just called me, like 2 min ago, for an ltc postion. orientation is 1 day, 1 day!!!!!!!!!. i am a new grad, but i was orientated at another nrsg home at which i didn't stay , and i am very confident that i can perform my duties. should i accept this short orientation at an ltc with probably 40 pts per nurse, or should i wait and see what these hospitals will do?

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gt4everpn is a BSN, RN and specializes in Licensed Practical Nurse.

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Hi, don't lose hope.

Like one poster said, it does take time. You can also ask for the Director of Nursing and leave a message with her or ask to speak with her if she has time. Let her know you've turned in your application and are wondering the status of your application. Let them know you are interested in an interview and leave your phone number with them. The candidates that go right to the hiring managers and call (making sure they have the time to talk) usually get calls. I can't remember, but did you say you are a new grad? Because I was in your shoes this time last year and wound up taking the first opportunity that presented itself....while it was a nightmare, though. So just know that these things can take time. In fact, I worked with a newly licensed physical therapist who kept his job bartending at Applebee's until he was hired and even a few weekends past that. You may want to consider something non-nursing just until you get your foot in the door somewhere, if you need the income. Just a thought. Just know that I, too, felt just as frustrated with trying to get my foot in the door and people kept telling me to just hold on...an opportunity will come. And it did. Just make sure you are applying for a job which INTERESTS you and has a decent reputation. That was my issue. I just wanted to be a NURSE so bad that I didn't look into waitressing or anything else while something "good" came along. But at least I did walk away with skills. They can't teach you everything in nursing school, that's for sure.

Hang in there! Honestly. It will work out. Just keep doing what you are doing. You're doing the right thing, ok?

With support,

Emma

Thanks a bunch Emma, I love nrsg soo much, I just wouldn't give up even though I am feeling worn out. I was actually looking for a job since Jan, and because I had no experience I was not hired. Then about 3 wks ago I got hired, but was let go (read this-http://https://allnurses.com/forums/f8/i-let-go-226024.html) The hosp I applied to said they take new grad PN's, but it has been a wk since they responded. Now the agency I'm with wants to send me to a LTC with a 1 day orientation, I don't want another bad experience, what should I do?

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