How long is the wait after an interview?

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Specializes in Neuro.

I have a similar experience.

I had an interview for a neuro med/surg position. At that time, I met with the nurse recruiter and nurse manager in the same day. I was told by the nurse manager that she would have me back for a second peer interview.

I waited a week for a call back then I called them. The nurse manager called me back the next day to offer me the second interview which we scheduled for two weeks after the initial interview.

The second interview was on last Tuesday. The nurse manager called me on Thursday to basically offer me the job, but she also said that I would have to wait on the nurse recruiter to call me to officially offer it and set up orientation. The nurse recruiter hasn't called me back yet. This wait is agonizing!


204 Posts

Specializes in Cardiac Step-down Unit.

I'm so glad I read this poat! This is what I'm going through right now. I thought maybe it was a GA thing and its extra slow down here. Coming from the business world and NJ I never waited this long to hear back from a job. I guess its different if you are a new grad RN. This friday will be 3 weeks! I decided to stop calling for updates. The HR lady never called when she said she would. The only reason I know there's no update is from me calling her.


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Hello everyone. First of all I wanted to say thank you to all of you who share their thoughts, advices and knowledge on every topic here in allnurses. It helped me a lot from taking the nclex to finding my first RN job. I am a RN who worked in a SNF in CA and moved to TX, no acute experience, and just got done with my first ever HOSPITAL interview process (it's a big deal for me :o) TODAY. I am just concerned and anxious about on how long will I wait til I get a call from them? This is a big hospital in Northern Texas.

I sent my applications online via their website since July of this year and applied on all the open RN positions they have. Finally I got my first call from the hospital's HR coordinator on 09/15/2011 to set up a behavioral interview on 09/19/2011. I went to the behavioral interview by the HR Coordinator, she said I did good, asked me which areas do I feel like I will be more comfortable with (like which areas would be an easier transition for me since I don't have an acute experience) and told me that she will forward it to the nurse manager and that I should receive a call in 2 days from the nurse manager of this particular unit which is the Neuroscience/stroke unit. No call/email after 2 days, so I decided to call the HR coordinator and left a message. She didn't call me back but hours later that day, I received an email from the nurse manager if we could set up a date for an interview by her. So I was thrilled and replied her back (this was Thursday 09/22/11) but I didn't get an email response from her after. The following day, I received a call from her to set up an interview for Tuesday 09/27/2011. I went to the interview, she asked me a couple of questions and said I did good. Interview lasted for about 30 mins and I think it went well. She gave me a tour of the unit and I met some of the staff. After the interview, she asked me if I could come back the following day for the Peer Interview which will be conducted by 2 RNs from the floor. I went for that interview this afternoon, they asked me similar questions from the previous interview and I think it went well too coz one of them verbalized she couldn't see any bad answers from me. I asked them how long will I wait before I can receive a call from them and they said "I'm not sure, maybe next week and that the nurse manager will make the decision of hiring me or not."

I am so anxious right now. I don't want to expect anything but it's hard and it will still be somewhat disappointing if I receive bad news. I am trying to be patient in looking for an acute experience. I feel like I don't feel complete as a nurse if I don't get an experience in the acute setting. I am currently looking for a job since I just moved here to TX about a month ago. This is a big deal for me and I am very happy to know that I got a call from a hospital, it's like they believe I was good enough to go for an interview atleast, for the position.

I don't know guys. What do you think? What are the good and bad signs after an interview? Should I wait for them to call me back? Thank you so much.

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