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    Thanks for the info 987!. I was wondering if anyone who is more local to WMC than me knows of any affordable monthly housing around there. Im relocating just for the orientation/preceptorship portion of the job...

    Thanks!

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    Sorry double post

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    Well probably cause you are hired to work for less than 32 hours. If you work overtime or whatever that's your choice, we don't really have a mandatory overtime law. So even if you work 40 hours you were only hired for less than full time. I think that's the difference.

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    Hey I'm starting January 14th also with the rest of you I was also there the 5th. I'm working in 7 South, medical oncology and I'm so excited! Can't wait to meet all of you...although I'll have to figure out all your names in real life haha

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    Nope, but starting there in January....I guess we will find out

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    Not necessarily (any experience is good experience really) but it will be nice to have a peds preceptorship to gain some good contacts for when you start looking for that first position!

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    Dont give up!! Im going through a similar situation at the moment (arent we all...) and while I get a bit despondent occasionally, its important to remember that this is not forever! It will just take a little more time than we envisioned. And seb1202, you pretty much took the words out of my mouth (although I am still a job board posting junkie. I check it at least once an hour if Im home. At least I have a basic profile up in all the facilities in my area...)

    Youre not alone, and this is not about you. This is a whole mess that we just managed to graduate and job search during. And as a pretty outgoing and a little bit too assertive individual, I have to say-I dont know how much its actually helped. By all means, speak up if its important but dont doubt your natural qualities.

    Best of luck!

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    Actually, I am pretty sure that if you are working already as an R.N. after you finish your license, then you put work before education. After awhile people are more interested in where you worked rather than where you went to school. So that part is correct. Its only the new grads that put school before work exp, because we dont have R.N. experience.
    As for the rest of it, it sounds good to me...I think it has less to do with you and your resume, its more like the job market. As in, its not quite at its best at the moment.

    Hope this helps good luck!

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    Also keep in mind that if English isnt your first language, presumably you are bilingual, which, depending where you live can be a HUGE plus. Play that up-let them know that you are fluent verbally and with written language in your native language. Focus on areas where there is a large population of people that speak your language...you know what I mean?

    Best of luck from one new grad to another!!

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    Just wanted to wish you and your family the best of luck with everything. I hope you can get in tomorrow!! And a speedy recovery to your FIL!! Im sure he's glad he has you in the family!

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    sweetf, joanna73, and Meriwhen like this.

    Just a thought...when you call every day or whatever DONT leave a message. If she picks up, great, if not....leaving a bunch of messages that have the same content will seem a little odd. You left one message, thats good. Dont leave one every time you call...

    Good luck Let us know how it went.

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    Glad I am not the only one that has this issue! I dont actually have a job yet, but clinicals were always fun alot of the older patients always assumed I was a candy striper or a high school volunteer...

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    Hey...I am a new grad, still looking for a job so I cant say I really know what you are going through...but I do remember a nursing mentor telling me that I should try to give and take report as much as possible while i was on preceptorship, because in her experience, that is one of the things that new nurses really really struggle with. And I tried to do it as much as possible, and I always messed up. Im no dummy either, it just is a very difficult skill to learn. I think a cheat sheet is a great idea for when I start working, so thanks to all that posted them!

    Im sorry you didnt get any good feedback from your preceptor but please know that you are not alone in this area.

    Best of luck!

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    Joe V likes this.

    This isn't actually a plea for jobs (although sometimes I think that might be just as effective as what I have been doing so far ) but more of a procedural question...

    I am a new graduate living in a hard to find a new grad job area. I had an interview for a great job that I think I would LOVE. Nurse Recuitement called and set me up with an interview with the nurse manager on the floor for next week. All this is great news and I am both excited and trying not to get my hopes up at the same time...

    I hope I will do OK on the interview, and I will make sure to do all the things that you are supposed to do (like dress professionally, research the hospital beforehand, find out what they may ask and prepare for some standard questions etc.) but I am still worried that I may not get a job offer. Partly because i always kind of assume the worst, and partly because I do have logistical issues (I cannot work every night or day shift for religious reasons) and I am concerned the NM may not love this (I would totally understand why not, it does make life more difficult. But I can work extra shifts on other days or work something out. I have friends in similar situations who make it work. I really think I would be a pretty decent nurse ). Now to my actual question (I always did have long prefaces...): If this offer does not work out, is it OK to call back the original nurse recruiter to possibly see if there is another job on another floor in the facility? Or does not being hired on one floor kind of kill you for the whole facility?

    Thank you for taking the time to read and hopefully answer!!


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