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by freedom22 freedom22 (Member)

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Hi-

I just started my last clinical rotation(Internship) at a hospital & unit where I really would likie to work. Any ideas and suggestions on how I should behave etc... so that they offer me a position???? If they dont offer me a position, how can I bring it up to the nurse manager???

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ukstudent specializes in SICU.

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Turn up on time, turning up early is even better. Bring brownies/cookies the first day (creates good will). Be willing to help everyone including the techs. Ask to see/observe anything interesting on the floor. Put the foley in, even if you have already done it a hundred times. And don't forget you still have to apply for the job for after graduation.

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fleur-de-lis is a BSN, RN and specializes in RN, Cardiac Step Down/Tele Unit.

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Ask the nurse manager how the hospital structures its orientations for new grads, to bring the subject up. I did this last week and basically got a job offer! Although nothing is definite yet, the mgr told me when they start their new grad internship and said if I am interested she will arrange for me to be with a preceptor between my graduation and when the official orientation starts. I call it a "soft" offer, but it is a start!

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llg is a PhD, RN and specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

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Let your preceptor know of your interest in working there after graduation. That may inspire her to give you a little extra attention. Also, ask the nurse manager about her timetable for hiring new grads. That demonstrates your interest in a way that shows you want to work within THEIR desired timetable and want to consider THEIR needs and preferences.

Your goal is to have them see you as competent, caring, and considerate of their needs. They'll keep and eye on you during your internship and that will serve you well during your official application and interview process.

Good luck!

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Show you're a go-getter. Be straight up with the manager and let him/her know you are interested in working on their unit after you graduate. Taking initiative like that can show a manager a lot. Don't be afraid to go after what you want.

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Thank you for all your responses. Keep them coming!

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Don't forget to go to the hospital's HR dept and get copies of job announcements and paper job applications (if they are not exclusively online). You can start to fill out an application now. When you find out that a position is available, you can quickly get your application in the mill. And let the nurse mgr and your preceptor know when you submit the application. Good luck.

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