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    What does it mean??!!

    Just a quick update to say that I was offered the job and I accepted it!!!!:) I'm obviously really happy because telemetry is where I wanted to start my career since I'd like to be a cardiac nurse eventually. I'm nervous because I know it's gonna be really challenging, when I toured the unit I noticed that it's a very busy floor. The hospital changed ownership back in February so that's a little concerning, I know the laid off several people back then so I hope that won't be an issue in the future. This week I started working in a long term acute hospital and even if it's great experience, I know that it's not exactly the kind of experience I need for my long term career goals. It's gonna be tough to tell them that I got another job. They've been very nice to me and they were the only place giving me a chance as a new grad. What should I expect working on a telemtry floor?
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    California's 2011 New Grad Program

    I applied the very first day on the 18th and haven't heard anything either I have an ADN and I am really starting to think that I won't get into any new grad programs because of that. They have so many BSN candidates to choose from and they even mentioned in their package that they prefer BSN. Oh well, they're loss I'm starting a job in a long term acute hospital here in Los Angeles next week, not exactly what I wanted but it's a start.....the scary thing is that they're giving me 3 week orientation only I would have loved to start my career in a different way but it doesn't seem it's gonna happen...... Daniela
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    What does it mean??!!

    I will update you! My interview is next Tuesday. I honestly don't have much hope since I'm a new grad and they're probably interviewing experienced nurses but it's ok, it will be a learning experience!!!!! Thanks everyone for the good luck wishes :redpinkhe
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    What does it mean??!!

    Thank you guys!!!! I guess I'm just really stressed out, 5 months of job searching can do that to you Yes I will go and I'll do my best!
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    What does it mean??!!

    I'm a little frustrated these days with hospitals hiring processes!!!! I was called this morning to schedule an interview with the unit manager of a telemetry floor. My interview is scheduled for next week and she even sent me a confirmation e-mail with directions to the hospital and everything. At the same time they updated the status of the application online and it went from active to filled. What does it mean??? Why did they even schedule an interview if they've already filled the position. I heard that sometime hospital do this because they have to interview people for legal reasons even if they have already hired someone. Is it true??? I'm getting really frustrated with these games, I would go to the interview anyway (it's a 2 hour drive from where I live) just to practice my interview skills I guess :) It's way too hard to get a job!!!!! Daniela
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    Cedars-Sinai RN New Grad 2011

    I'm not sure how they are doing it either but I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who got invited so far My interview was very brief and basic I don't know if they're actually screening applicants or if they're going to invite everyone to the open house and do the screening there. By reading other threads I know they don't hire ADN's so I really don't have any hopes. But I'm glad and honored to just go to the open house. One day I will work for them!
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    Cedars-Sinai RN New Grad 2011

    I had my interview on Friday. I do have a Bachelor in another field but I know they really prefer candidates with a BSN. I do want to get my BSN but since I've been unemployed it's been hard to come up with the money to start it. I know it's a really long shot for me but I'll go and do my best, it's always been a dream of mine to work for Cedars..... Good luck to you too!
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    Cedars-Sinai RN New Grad 2011

    Does anyone know how many people are inviting to the open house? and how many people do they usually accept in their new grad program? I just got an invitation e-mail to the open house in June, needless to say I am extremely surprised they even invited me!!!!!! I really don't have much hope to get into the program since I don't have a BSN but I'm happy anyway to be able to go! Daniela
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    California's 2011 New Grad Program

    They probably decided to close the application period earlier due to the number of applicants. Mine is just a guess but other hospitals I spoke with told me that when they post a new grad position they usually get hundreds or even thousands of applications in the first 24h that they have to close it down. I guess that's why it's so hard to get a job these days, too many people competing for few spots!!!!!!!
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    Would this be considered acute care experience?

    Thank you! It's great to get advice from you experienced nurses. I do have a lot to learn and it would be a good learning opportunity. I was just scared that it wasn't gonna be a good way to start my career because it's not short term acute care but I guess I was very wrong! Let's hope I can get the job!!! After months of job hunting I'm so ready to start my nursing career. Thank you again. Daniela
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    Would this be considered acute care experience?

    Cardiology is where my heart is! (no pun intended :)). If the cardiac hospital was in Los Angeles I wouldn't really think about it but unfortunately it's 1500 miles away from everyone and everything I love. I'm just not sure I want to move and start over again........ but we'll see, if tomorrow doesn't go well then I'll have no choice hehe.....
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    Would this be considered acute care experience?

    Thank you! :) I'm really excited about tomorrow now!
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    Would this be considered acute care experience?

    Thank you so much for your reply!!!!!!! I feel much better to know that it would be considered acute care experience!!! Now let's just hope I do well in the interview and get the job
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    Would this be considered acute care experience?

    No they don't usually have dementia patients. They told me they have patients recovering from acute illnesses or trauma. Like multiple organ failures, ARDS, COPD, heart attacks etc. These patients need hospital-level care for relatively extended periods. I guess the only difference between this and a "regular" hospital is the length of stay. They said their patients might stay for up to 20 days. It seems to me a great opportunity but was wondering if a short-term care hospital would consider this experience. Because I would like, eventually, work in a CCU in a hospital. Thanks for your replies.....
  15. Hello, I'm a new grad in Los Angeles and like everyone else I'm having a super hard time finding a job. I have an interview tomorrow at a long term acute hospital. It's like a hospital, they have med-surg and ICU and telemetry, the only difference is that their patients require long term care. I'm wondering if this would be considered acute care experience and would help me finding a job in a hospital after I gain my 1 year experience. I also have an interview in a week at a cardiac hospital, the only thing is that this hospital is in another state and I would have to move far away. Any word of advice? Thanks. Daniela P.S. I already posted this in the graduate students forum but I figured I'll have more replies (hopefully) here :)
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