Expected wait times?


I know this is a crazy year for new graduates, but I was wondering how long should I expect to wait for an interview invitation or rejection email? I am in the SF Bay Area, and I know the market is flooded with new nurses. I have applied everywhere and with multiple departments. Some hospitals, I get a timely rejection email and I move on to another opening. A few places I feel like I am in a "reviewing application" purgatory. Should I contact HR to find out the statues of these applications or just wait it out? While I knew getting into a position would be difficult, I wasn't expecting the lack of information and the frustration of being at the mercy of the Applicant Tracking Systems. I guess I was under the false pretense that prior medical experience and multiple hospital contacts would give me an advantage.

Thanks for letting me vent. Any advice would be appreciated.

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 11 years experience. 2 Articles; 6,837 Posts

There isn't an answer to this. Each individual institution is handling these applications differently. No matter what, keep applying anywhere and everywhere. Even if you get an interview - keep applying. Even if you get a job offer - keep applying. You keep applying until you have a firm start date with wages worked out and orientation set up.