Graduated on Saturday... 5 interviews already! - page 2

It's been a week since graduation with my BSN and I'm so happy that on Monday I had 4 interviews- 1 in HR, 1 with ER, and 2 with the health system's two OR's- the main hospital and the community one.... Read More

  1. by   GitanoRN
    you're one of many examples that new grads can achieve interviews and land a position. wishing you the very best in all of your future endeavors...aloha~

  2. by   sauconyrunner
    Congrats and good luck! I grew up in South Central PA. and they do seem to still recruiting but I came from a really rural area!
  3. by   nursingstudent3109
    Congratulations to you! Please do share more details as previously mentioned.
  4. by   OnlybyHisgraceRN
    Congrats!!! Good luck.
  5. by   teacherforADN
    Good luck to you! I hope that I have the same response from the market when I graduate - which will be a few years. Did you have prior medical experience before becoming a nurse? I'm happy for you, you made it through nursing school so its well deserved.
  6. by   PacoUSA
    That's AWESOME! Congratulations!

    Thanks for posting your experience about a positive job hunt in 2012. I just graduated yesterday with my BSN and was hired for a new job all in the same day. I know your excitement. I hope you get one of those jobs!!

  7. by   Curious1alwys
    Congrats, I'm oozing jealousy! The BSN is where it's at!
  8. by   Ads2627
    Wow! congrats!!! It's always good to hear nice news like this. Hope all goes well for you-- and that you get a job you enjoy!
  9. by   1adb10
    That is so good.. It usually extremely hard to find new grad jobs these day!!! Good luck and congratulations.
  10. by   trinmar
    That's a great accomplishment. You must be extremely pleased to complete school and have that many interviews. Hope you are able to get multiple offers so you'll be able to pick the best one.
  11. by   arl6
    Congratulations, that is such amazing news! You are making our class of 2012 nurses proud! Now go out there and show the world of nurses all of the amazing things that the class of 2012 can bring to the nursing community!!!!
  12. by   Aongroup1990
    well well it is true that with an education it can take you anywhere... good luck on whichever position you choose....
  13. by   PepeSilvia
    Sorry for the late update, but I have accepted a job offer in the ER that I originally applied for! I'm so excited! I just had my pre-employment physical and drug test yesterday and orientation starts June 18th!

    I'll give some background about myself, since a couple of you asked: I did not take the NCLEX yet. As a student, I got mostly A's and B's in my classes, a couple C's throughout the 4 years in the particularly hard nursing classes. But I will tell you- NO ONE even asked about my grades! I graduated cum laude, and the one interviewer asked what that meant, and I explained the GPA requirements for that title, but that's as close as it got. I have to give HR a copy of my official transcript but I have already accepted the position, so my grades were not part of the hiring process. I feel that was really sealed the deal for me was that I precepted in the ER for about a month as part of my critical care clinical rotation, and they were really pleased by that. In my interview I stressed how I understand how the ER functions, how important prioritization and time management is, and they were impressed with that. I also talked about how I worked as an aide in an assisted living facility over summers, and even though I wasn't doing actual nursing care, I learned a lot about managing my time and working with patients. They were also impressed that I had started IV's in school and felt comfortable with it. I didn't even know this, but some nursing school's don't allow students to start IV's? My school provided an IV class, which I took to become IV certified.

    I would not say that the job market is great in central PA. This was the only call back I had gotten after applying for every position in every hospital that I could. Most managers want at least a year experience, if not two or three, but apparently where I got hired they like new graduates. There are two other new graduates being hired along with me in this department, and 5 or 6 in the other hospital's ER. So I feel like I just got lucky. But good luck to you all and if you have any more questions, feel free to ask