MICU interview...is a follow-up email appropriate?

  1. Hi guys,
    I interviewed for a position in my hospitals MICU. I thought it went pretty well, but I know there were lots of applicants and most have more nursing experience than me. I was taught in nursing school that it's a good idea to follow up with a "thank you" email or letter. The NM said she would know by this monday or tuesday so a letter is out of the question b/c she'd never get it in time. She told me that she doesn't call, the nurse recruitor would call if I got offered the position. I was wondering if any of you think an e-mail is appropriate or annoying. I want to do something one last time to stand out, but I'm not sure if its appropriate. Any advice on what you did, or if you're a manager, please let me know what stands out to you. Thanks!
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    Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience in ICU, med/surg

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  3. by   TigerGalLE
    I wouldn't send an email. If you haven't heard anything by Wednesday I would call the manager and check on things.
  4. by   CABGx4
    I sent an email to the shift supervisor that interviewed me recently. I have no idea if it helped, but I got the job so... I don't know why it wouldn't be appropriate?? Thank you letters have always been a standard of professionalism after an interview, so why is an email different. Most corporate communications are strictly eletronic these days. Just tell them thay you're being 'green'. lol
  5. by   palmettogirl
    Thanks for the advice! I did send the e-mail b/c I figured it wouldn't hurt. I got the job!!! So I guess it was worth it!

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