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Congratulations on your job! If you don't mind me asking, what were some of the questions during your interview?

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I think that I must have gotten at least 25 rejection e-mails, honestly I lost count, I started getting at least 1 a day.... & 8 of them were within 1 minute from Loma Linda (whoever made up that system is a mean person!)

1. Apply for jobs - even if they say minimum 1 year experience required. (I learned that this is a way for some departments to not get 1,000 new grad apps.)

2. Find out who the nurse manager is on the unit you want to work and e-mail them your resume & cover letter directly. (ask a friend who works there, google nurse managers at whatever hospital you want to work at...) I scored an interview this way. I didn't even apply online, because they didn't have anything posted online.

3. *ALWAYS* follow up with a thank you card, preferably via mail. But, at the very least send an e-mail.

4. Follow up on the resumes/applications you've submitted. Don't be a stalker, but you set yourself apart if you call or e-mail, letting them know you're still interested.

5. Make your personality shine! Even if it's not your #1 choice to work there, make whoever is interviewing you think that it is! A little chitchat & a smile goes a long way.

6. Don't bottleneck yourself into one geographic area. I have no intention of moving & have signed myself up for a killer commute, but it's for a great hospital & I'm willing to sacrifice what I have to. I applied everywhere from Mission Hospital to USC to Loma Linda.

7. Make sure your resume & cover letter sets you apart from the 1,000 other people who applied for the same job. I had 4 people critique my resume before e-mailing it out. I used some of their suggestions, but not all.

8. A little humor & confidence can go a long way, during an interview, "Why should we hire you over the hundreds of others who applied?" Not a joke, I replied, "because I'm awesome!" (and then followed up with I'm a team player, I'm organized, I'm adaptable to crazy situations, etc...)

Congratulations on your job! If you dont mind me asking, what were some of the questions from your interview?

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PackersFan has 1 years experience and specializes in Critical Care.

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During my 2nd interview (which was with a panel), I received some of the following questions....

- Describe a time you acted as an advocate for a patient

- What would you do if your preceptor did something that you learned in school a completely different way

- How would you handle a situation if you felt that the doctor was dismissing you in regards to patient care (like, the MD wasn't giving me the orders that I was expecting to receive, etc...)

- What would you do if you encountered a patient who was difficult or whose family was difficult.

I didn't have any clinical questions that I expected: patient goes into v tach, what are you going to do??? etc.... It was essentially more of a personality fit interview... (But this interview was *NOT* at FV.)

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During my 2nd interview (which was with a panel), I received some of the following questions....

- Describe a time you acted as an advocate for a patient

- What would you do if your preceptor did something that you learned in school a completely different way

- How would you handle a situation if you felt that the doctor was dismissing you in regards to patient care (like, the MD wasn't giving me the orders that I was expecting to receive, etc...)

- What would you do if you encountered a patient who was difficult or whose family was difficult.

I didn't have any clinical questions that I expected: patient goes into v tach, what are you going to do??? etc.... It was essentially more of a personality fit interview... (But this interview was *NOT* at FV.)

Oh ic! Yea I just interviewed over at huntington today in DOU, I'm supposed to get a call later this week to find out if I have to do a panel or not. Thanks for your insight!

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just found out.. no luck here. :cry:

congrats to those who have found jobs though!

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During my 2nd interview (which was with a panel), I received some of the following questions....

- Describe a time you acted as an advocate for a patient

- What would you do if your preceptor did something that you learned in school a completely different way

- How would you handle a situation if you felt that the doctor was dismissing you in regards to patient care (like, the MD wasn't giving me the orders that I was expecting to receive, etc...)

- What would you do if you encountered a patient who was difficult or whose family was difficult.

I didn't have any clinical questions that I expected: patient goes into v tach, what are you going to do??? etc.... It was essentially more of a personality fit interview... (But this interview was *NOT* at FV.)

Hi PackersFan,

I have an interview coming up with Huntington Hospital for the same department DOU. I will have my first interview with the managers I guess. I was wondering how was your first interview experience? Any help and advice will be highly appreciated..

Thank you

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Oh ic! Yea I just interviewed over at huntington today in DOU, I'm supposed to get a call later this week to find out if I have to do a panel or not. Thanks for your insight!

hi Chloe,

Let us know if you get the panel interview. When did you apply? I just got a call to be interviewed and just applied today and got a call right away. It is kind of strange but I should be happy to at least get an interview. Good Luck!! I hope you get a panel interview :)

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PackersFan has 1 years experience and specializes in Critical Care.

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My first interview was very casual. Just talked about myself and why I chose nursing etc... It was with the DOU manager. I think they are more interested in seeing a personality fit during the first interview...

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Does anyone know if they hired a new grad in L&D for the Versant program?

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Hey guys so I just found out about this program. It's been a year since i had a real nursing job will they still consider you?

I left Dave a message inquiring about more information. I don't even know how to apply to a position for new grad. When you go on the website there's no option other than to call Dave for more info.

For those of you that got the job any tips on what to say/do to get the job?

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oh also doesn't Tenet when you apply ask you to do a test....how do you know you did well? Is that what they base on whether to call you or not?

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You can try, but the word I got was if you graduated more than a year ago you are not considered a new grad and will not be considered. I made it past the first interview and was recommended to go on to the final panel interview only to be told that I was not eligible due to my grad date. There is also a RN transition program starting in LA that you may want to look into. I think you have to have graduated within 18 months. Just google it. Good luck

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