Applied for job - how long to wait?

  1. Hi everyone,

    It's been a while since I've had a job anywhere (been SAHM for about 4 years now) so I am a little rusty on the application process....
    I submitted my application to a local hospital one week ago Friday (electronically), and was wondering how long should I wait before I call about my application? Also, what do you say when you call HR... "I would like to check the status of my application", that kind of thing? I am so nervous about the whole thing I'm afraid I will come across like a fool or something. Just need some help to calm those nerves

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. by   peruviannurse25
    What I would do is call the hospital and ask to speak to a nurse recruiter. They are usually seperate from general applicants. Hopefully you will speak with a person who is looking for just nurses...good luck!
  4. by   esthomprn
    It usually takes about 2 weeks. I called nurse recruitment when I wasn't sure about my status and just asked if they recieved my application and how long it usually takes for a response.

    Good luck
  5. by   McBx3
    Thanks for your responses... I am not sure if this hospital has a nurse recruitment office, but I will call and find out!
    Thank you for the luck as well (every little bit helps! )
  6. by   McBx3
    Just wanted to update... I called and asked about my application and they said the only thing they could tell me is that the position had been filled or not... I said that would work and she told me the position had been filled :smackingf So I assumed from that that I wasn't hired LOL
    They have an opening in Newborn Nursery that I am planning to apply for now, so we'll see how that goes
    Thank you guys for your support!