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Has 1 years experience.

Last Friday, I had my first rn interview . It was residency program that starts on 9/29. I got a call from recruiter that day that I got the position. Today, after three days (excluding weekends) I haven't got any call from hospital. I called the recruiter and left a voice message but haven't got a call back yet. Is this normal? How long does background check usually take? I'm just waiting and don't know what the next step is...

HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience.

The amount of time required for a background check can vary - depending on who is doing it. Most organizations out-source this function. If the company they use is very good, they can turn it around fairly quickly (~3 days). But it is not unusual for this process to take a week or so. Don't feel bad about following up and asking for a status report. You need to be informed so that you can make your own plans.

Congratulations on the job offer!!

Congrats on your offer! I accepted a job offer in mid August for a new grad program that started in September and didn't hear back from HR until 1 week later but I kept following up as you did. Ever place does things differently tho