When did you know?

  1. When did you know where you were going to work? Was it during your last semester of school? I'm curious as to how many people have a job secured and lined up prior to graduation- I graduate in Dec, if all goes well...

    I posted a question over on the general discussion board asking if I should call the NM where I'm a tech and ask about my application status. I interviewed almost 2 weeks ago and delivered a thank you note, but I haven't heard a word. She's very new to our ICU, only been there a couple of months so I don't want to bug her, but I'm worried because I haven't applied anywhere else.

    Anyone here have any suggestions? Should I call her or wait it out? I'm working on Thurs, should I ask her then?

    Thanks for all your input!
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  3. by   Tabbycoley
    If I were you I would e-mail her and ask her. Let her know that you are very interested in being a part of her team, and that you know that she is very busy and would appreciate a reply at her earliest convconvenience.
  4. by   MIA-RN1
    yes talk to her. Tell her you are very excited to be considered for the position.

    I had my job in the first half of the third semester of four.
  5. by   navynurse06
    Since I'm in the Navy I knew months in advance where I was going to be stationed. Alot of my friends that I graduated with knew a month or so before graduation about jobs that they had applied for.
    I would talk to your NM; just to make sure she/he knows you are very interested in the job.
  6. by   suzy253
    I agree....letting her know you are still very interested in the job is a good thing. (do I sound like Martha Stewart??)
    During my last semester of senior year, I was still on the fence about where I wanted to work. I wanted geriatrics but also wanted hospital experience. The hospital associated with my diploma program has a very large geriatric population so I got both!
  7. by   am17sg05
    i didn't like nursing at first.when i was studying,it was just pedia and psych which i enjoyed so i had an idea where i want to go after graduation.our school is affiliated with the hospital so i applied in our hospital after(a lot of the graduates did that to get the experience). with your application,i think it's better to follow it up so that they would know that you are very much interested with the job.
  8. by   cardiacRN2006
    Graduated in May, and accepted the position in March.

    I would call your NM. They get a thousand emails and pieces of paper-especially if they are new. Give her a call.
  9. by   GeminiTwinRN
    Thanks guys! I work tomorrow, so I think I'll call her or stop by her office if it looks like she's not inundated with paperwork.

  10. by   TheCommuter
    I completed school in California in October of last year and didn't have a job lined up. I moved to a different state the next month.

    Since I took my NCLEX for California and endorsed it into the new state, the process took 4 lengthy months before I received a temporary license and was able to start working. Once I actively started my job search, however, I found a job the next day by applying in person.
  11. by   RNKay31
    Try applying to other places, you never know who will hire you, I have been on a few interviews and just got something I actually like, all the best