I had an awesome day!!!

  1. This morning started out like any other...trying to figure out what books I needed for the day. Then I called human resources/nurse recruiter at the hospital to see what the status on my employment application was. I was asked to come in for an interview after my class this afternoon.

    When I arrived (I was early) the nurse recruiter met me and took me back to her office. I had just barely sat down and she said "what would you say if I was able to offer you a two year scholarship that would fully pay for school until you graduate, put you immediately into the externship program, and then when you graduate you will go directly into the internship program. This is going to happen in the ED where I know that your main interest is". I was totally speechless for the first time in my life!! I could only say "where do I sign?". This is a dream come true. It will relieve the pressure of having to pay back the thousands of dollars in student loans, give me an income that hubby and I so desparately need right now, and put me into my dream environment in emergency medicine. I don't think I've been this happy since I got married!


    And now I've got to study. Yuk! But at least now I'm really, really, motivated!!!
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    About essarge

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    student nurse extern


  3. by   pkmom
    That sounds great. I hope you really enjoy the job.
  4. by   Cindy-OB RN/CCE
    WOW!! Congratulations.
  5. by   remail99
    Wonderful! I wish you the best of luck.
  6. by   NRSKarenRN
    WHAT GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congrats, you deserve it for all your hard work!!

    Good Luck!!!!
  7. by   kaycee
    How wonderful for you!!!!

    Best of luck
  8. by   mtnzhigh
  9. by   debbyed
    Apparently you really impressed the nurse recruiter! Good job. I hope you learn to love ER as much as I do.
  10. by   VickyRN
  11. by   TracyB,RN
    Wow! Why couldn't I find an offer like THAT?!?! I'm jealous
    I don't wanna pee on your Cheerios, but is there a downside to this at all? How long is the work committment?
  12. by   hoolahan
    WOW!! Congratulations!!

  13. by   essarge
    Work commitment is 4 years, but I can leave and then it would be treated as a loan...so for me it is a win, win, situation!!
  14. by   night owl
    congradulations to you! :d it did sound too good to be true and was wondering myself if there was a catch or a downside to it all. i know that at my facility, when they pay for your education, you owe them 5 or 6 years of work commitment. should you decide to leave for any reason, like your facility, then you owe them for the education. since you're planning on staying, then [size=large]you go girl[/size]!