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New graduate HELP!

Specializes in New nurse. Has 3 years experience.

Hey guys so I need to know if anyone else has had this happen to them as a new nurse. I applied for an HCA new graduate program in June of this year and did a virtual interview (just answering questions and submitting) and have yet to hear back. I also applied for other new grad HCA programs in my near by towns to make sure I am able to find a job. I emailed the nurse residency program coordinator about 3 weeks after I submitted my interview just to see if I could get any info on my application status. I have yet to receive a reply. I checked on the HCA career page through my account and for all the jobs I applied as a new graduate in HCA I wouldn’t have even get a confirmation email. When I looked in my account the status was “Not under consideration” for all jobs except the one I interviewed for. I have kept applying and Even with different emails I have and nothing. I know that my resume is as good as it can be and I took the opportunity and got a bunch of certifications and updated my cover letters. I feel like HCA has blacklisted me or something and when I checked online someone said that they had been denied a new grad job because they applied for another new grad position and another HCA hospital. Please anyone with info let me know! I feel so annoyed and frustrated that a company would do that to someone just because they wanted to have multiple options. Thanks!

Been there,done that, ASN, RN

Has 33 years experience.

I have never worked for HCA. What I have seen here, reflects that they do not treat nurses well. There MAY be an internal policy that states an applicant can only apply for one new graduate program. HR MAY be able to clarify this and the status of the job you applied for.

I sure would be applying elsewhere. Good luck.

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse. Has 25 years experience.

1 hour ago, Been there,done that said:

I have never worked for HCA. What I have seen here, reflects that they do not treat nurses well. There MAY be an internal policy that states an applicant can only apply for one new graduate program. HR MAY be able to clarify this and the status of the job you applied for.

I sure would be applying elsewhere. Good luck.

Seconded. If you're putting all your eggs in the HCA basket, be aware that it's a basket lined with spikes.

amoLucia

Specializes in LTC.

Have NO familiarity with HCA, but from a general hiring perspective ...

I think MAYBE you've tried too HARD, to the point that you're almost badgering HCA. Kinda like you're yelling at them "hire me, hire me"!

I'd guess that big corps have a central data base and they prob share data. You did interview for one position, so they have that interview data/results. If they want to INTRA-facility share, they will communicate in-house. They might also INTER-facility share. So if you're bombarding them, you may be coming across desperate. Not as assertively, but more as aggressively. Maybe???

To your benefit, it does sounds like you've tried all the right things.

I don't know HCA. They might be one weird duck!! There could be internal inter-facility competiveness. Maybe they're very cautious re assigning residency positions among their facilities ($$$ tracking for them). Maybe something C19 is influencing their overall hiring. Anything.

Just tone yourself down a smidge. JMHO and I could be off track.

Good luck to you.

Emiliaaa2266

Specializes in New nurse. Has 3 years experience.

OK so I know HCA is not the best hospital to work for at all. They were just the first ones to start hiring for new grad positions. Don’t worry though I have applied to other better hospitals. I was just concerned if I was the only one having these same issues with them. They’re definitely not my first choice of hospitals to work for at all. Maybe they did feel as though I was coming off too strong or over applying for their positions, but during these times it’s been incredibly hard to find anything. At this point though I am done trying with them as a new grad. Thanks all for the advice! It’s really appreciated 😊