Published Jun 21, 2004
Hooray...I landed my first nursing job and it was as easy as falling off a log.
After sending out resumes and applications with little in the way of results I dolled up in business attire (complete with shoes designed by the Marquis de Sade), printed out a fresh copy of my resume and drove 90 minutes to a hospital I was interested in. I walked into human resources, introduced myself and said I was a new grad presenting myself for their consideration. Voila, on the spot interviews with H&R and with the nurse manager of the med-surg floor. They were ready to hire me on the spot and formally offered me the job just a few days later. I'm soooo thrilled, and now I get the satisfaction of telling the other facilities (when they get around to calling me) "I'm sorry, but I've already accepted a position." :) )
I sure hope it is that easy for me when I finish and start looking for that magical career!!
Eagar to read how you first few days go!
good for you! much success in your new position. i started my hospital orientation today and looking forward, thought a little nervous, to begin orientation in the unit.
Congratulations! That's great news. I just heard that my local hospital just hired 23 new grads. and one seasoned nurse. Those 23 are very close to the entire graduating class this year. It bodes well for me in the future!
Most of my classmates landed jobs quite easily which was encouraging.
I start in two weeks...lets hope my temporary nursing license arrives in time! I'll take my boards after I get one or two paycheques so I can afford the fee.
Good luck with the new job!! Keep us posted!!
I got my temporary license yesterday, just in time to start work next Monday. I'm so relieved that it came in time. I spent a lot of time on the road driving around to ensure I had the proper signatures and paperwork to obtain it, but it was a long few weeks waiting for transcripts to make the rounds.
Now I just have to pass the NCLEX and after that take the CNATs. :)
I've been studying so I feel fairly well prepared for them. I just wish I hadn't missed the mose recent administration of the CNAT because there will now be quite a gap between the two sets of boards.
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW JOB! gOOD LUCK AS YOU START YOUR NEW CAREER.
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