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meltominoire has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Hello everyone,

I just started as a PMHNP hybrid student at Nova Southeastern University. I have worked on the same medical-surgical unit for five years, the last three being as an RN and just started as full time lead nurse, the other two years working as a PCT on that unit and as an LPN at multiple other facilities.

Now that I have introduced myself, I am trying to switch to psychiatric nursing. I feel this will be the best experience for both myself and my future patients as a provider. With that being said, so far I have had my preliminary interview with Baycare psych (with the recruiter). With the current pandemic going on, hearing back from jobs is taking significantly longer than I remember when I got an LPN job three years ago. I have been emailing my Baycare recruiter every Monday, professionally inquiring about following up on my application/interview, noting that I am understanding that things are slower due to the pandemic and everyone working remotely. Long story short -- am I being a nuisance by following up like this every week? Am I helping my cause at all? Or am I just not getting anywhere?

Thank you all in advance! 🙂

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umbdude has 3 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Psych/Mental Health.

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I wouldn't follow up every week. I would do it twice and than just look into other opportunities. Definitely keep looking for psych RN jobs. It'll look better on your resume when it comes time for job hunting. You just started your school so you still have time.

Good luck!

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meltominoire has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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6 hours ago, umbdude said:

I wouldn't follow up every week. I would do it twice and than just look into other opportunities. Definitely keep looking for psych RN jobs. It'll look better on your resume when it comes time for job hunting. You just started your school so you still have time.

Good luck!

Thanks for the feedback! For my geographical location, there aren't any psych facilities nearby that have positive ratings. It is making the job search disheartening. I figured Baycare would be the best, but I don't want to wait months to hear an answer. I will probably try to follow up with other nearby facilities I haven't heard from because I truly want experience

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