Any recommendations for NYC Hospital for New Grad?

  1. Hi:
    Does anyone have any recommendations for a NYC hospital for a New Grad? I recently graduated 1 month ago & am job searching. Have an associate's degree & am looking for a general med-surg RN position. Any info would help. Thanks.
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  3. by   nycstudent
    I heard Cornell has great opportunities for new grads.
  4. by   Lilnurse0803
    Hello there,

    I went to an open house two weeks ago at Cornell and absolutely loved it. I am wondering how long it takes to hear back from them since we gave our resumes and completed a registration card with our specialties of interest. We took tours of the units of interest and spoke with the clinical managers there. One of the managers took our resumes if we were interested in their department.

    The HR recruiters said they would contact people within a week or so, but I have not heard anything yet. The open house was the evening of January 31st.

    Do you know anything about how the process works with interviewing with them, etc.? They are definitely a hospital I would work for. Great place and very nice people.

  5. by   scorpinayj
    Hey all!! I had an inteterview w/ a nurse manager in a specialty NYC hospital fri, Feb. 2nd. That monday, i received a call from the RN recruiter saying that the nurse manager would like to offer me a full time position for the unit i applied for. She also requested if she may check my references, and i said yes. My question is: how long does this process usually take?? I am an RN w/ about 1 year of ICU experience applying for an ICU position. I had a great interview w/ the RN manager and the whole event has made me realize that this is truly the job that i've been longing for, my dream job! My 1st experience is from a hospital that I worked in as a student nurse intern. Since they liked me, they let me stay on per-diem while i finished my last sem in nursing school. Soon afer graduation, i started working in the ICU. I was unhappy w/ the night shift & mandatory every other weekends that I ended up being attracted to the OR (weekdays M-F 7-3). I had a great professional relationship w/ my director and she arranged for an easy transition for me to the OR. I gave my ICU mgr at least 2 mos. notice, but when i started in the OR, i was totally miserable. I missed the ICU and i realized that i'd give everything, that i'd rather work nights and even every weekends just so i could be back there. I ended up being in the OR for 3 weeks, and I asked for my termination to take effect ASAP. I had an exit intvw. w/ the HR dept., where i was told that they totally understand me and warned me of being careful next time not to burn bridges. I was also told that it's "ok" for me to list that job as my prof. reference. Now, I listed my ICU mgr and my director as references. And I haven't heard from the recruiter since!! I'm in total anxiety, considering that i really really really want this job. Anyone have any opinions?? My greatest fear are: 1) not hearing from the "dream job" at all 2) receiving a letter in the mail stating to "apply again next time" (ie: turning me down). I need any opinion/critiques!!!
  6. by   scorpinayj
    hello IMNRN2b, have you heard from them yet?? Well, back in september i emailed them my resume, then i went to the advance job fair in madison square garden two days later. The afternoon after the job fair, i got a call from cornell then i got interviewed that monday, but in the end we agreed that the job i applied for wasnt right for me. Well, i also have a friend who works in cornell, and he told me that the whole process took him a while. He mailed in a resume, and, i think, emailed a resume. Then they didnt call him til about a month or two later. So i guess it varies depending on their needs and etc. Hope this helps a bit
  7. by   Lilnurse0803
    Hello scorpinayj,

    I still have not heard back from them and I gave the recruiter at the open house, as well as one of the clinical managers for a unit I was interested in, a copy of my resume. The clinical managers kept referring saying that we should give the recruiters our resumes since they are the starting point for the whole process.

    It has only been a little over two weeks, so maybe it's a matter of being patient. I corresponded with another member of this forum and she said that it took over a month to hear back from them when she turned in her resume. Maybe this is how the process there usually is.

    The clinical managers I spoke with that day said that they had several open spots in their units, so I believe the need is there. Do they call you or e-mail/mail something to you?

    Do you still work there? You can PM if you like to discuss further. I pray every night that I can get a call from them because I really liked what I felt when I was there. The vibe was positive for me, unlike another facility I interviewed with.