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  1. TheguyRN

    Houston GN Residencies

    ^^ My manager said they were still in the interview process.... haha
  2. TheguyRN

    Venting, one year RN but still no hospital job!

    I would advise you to go to career fairs... Meeting people in person >> anything a resume says.....
  3. TheguyRN

    Houston GN Residencies

    Congrats on the Job :-p For my interviews I just go in and never rehearse lol.... it seems to go pretty well for me... Some interviews are so random there is no point in preparing...
  4. TheguyRN

    UTHSCSA-Fall 2011

    Well, I guess i can give my 2 cents here also. I graduated in 2010.. 1. I dont think the school was poorly operated... So i dont know that that person is referring to. 2. I agree with the curriculum always changing but apparently its for the better... I mean really EVERYONE at other schools also feel unprepared for their first time working.... I dont think any schools really prepare you for the real world work.... 3. I was a peer advisor.... I dont know who you are referring to but the dean + teachers always had there doors open when you needed to talk.... 4. Charges? Im not sure of that so im not going to say anything many things have apparently changed since ive graduated... computers?? what.... Also the gym fee is actually to the super nice gym which i enjoyed. 5. Liars and cheaters..... there are always going to be those... our class got accused of it also.... its people passing information about tests around.... people remembering questions on tests and telling it to friends... its really inevitable... 6. True with the pinning ceremony/graduation. We ourselves started our own fundraisers. Sold shirts, had bake sales, etc to raise the money..... 7. Mental health was a blast for me.... but i went to a nice facility..... All in all, my experience at school was enjoyable. I met great people.... our class was awesome, we fund raised and every semester had a class party..... I guess its just how our class goes that determines the experience.... I don't think any school prepares you enough for the nclex. And also... I had 2 jobs lined up before school ended.... Both in the houston medical center... I must say I had like 6 interviews and turned down like 2 more..... But mostly interviews are not about which school you went too. A LOT of it is about the grades you make and your personality....
  5. TheguyRN

    Houston GN Residencies

    I know that the Externs and (students that did clinicals) that worked at Ben Taub already had a first interview M-cabos. I know they are in the process of setting up the 2nd panel interviews.
  6. TheguyRN

    Houston GN Residencies

    Done!! Ummm, I dont know her that well haha. You could always stop by the office when working? Thats what I did....
  7. TheguyRN

    Houston GN Residencies

    That would totally Irk me also! I was annoyed it took them so long to give me an interview for another position that I started applying to other hospitals..... But I did apply to them before i started looking elsewhere It's a bit sad that I was interviewed at another hospital and offered a job.... and then finally got an interview from them... Keep your head up Trill! I hope things turn out better... I talk to a lady from Ben Taub? I think she is the head recruiter I have her number if you want it?
  8. TheguyRN

    Houston GN Residencies

    Sorry, yeah I was talking about HCHD (Ben Taub, LBJ, etc...) I agree with the concept of applying everywhere... I applied to SA, Dallas, Houston. Applying to the big cities was crazy difficult because everyone wants to work there! Trill no luck at HCHD? That's ridiculous did you voice your intent? They told me I should have spoke up when i applied....
  9. TheguyRN

    Houston GN Residencies

    Well, just to let you know. I talked to some people in HR and they started setting up interview or already started having interviews.... Good luck Trill, Pam!
  10. TheguyRN

    Houston GN Residencies

    Ouch, yeah pickings are slim. Everything now a days are about who you know or how good your grades/impressions are. Trill, I think its been awhile since i replied but but yeah I already work at where you guys are applying. It's frustrating for everyone trust me. I've had friends apply for the same job two times at HCHD. But trust me, once you have experience (yes I know experience everyone hates that word coming out of school) it gets so much easier! I've actually seen some students walk into units and talk with the manager. Actually I'm quite impressed, reminded me of what I did at Methodist, Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson to get an interview. Who are you guys talking to at HCHD when you are calling?? If I may ask?
  11. TheguyRN

    Houston GN Residencies

    ^ yeah, but if you look at that intern class probably only 1-2 out of those 48 people had ADNs the rest were BSNs. It stinks because they used to give a pay raise when you spoke two languages but they took that away a year ago. Just so you know I've applied to many places and have never gotten an email or call back. Just saw the position closed.... even when I tried an internal transfer... I know it's frustrating but it happens to everyone. Something I did to get a job was to physically go to the hospital dressed up with my resume and introduced my self to the director/manager of the unit. You have to do the little things that set you apart otherwise you get lost in the fold as so many people look the same on paper... Anyways good luck to you all! I know the frustration i've been there, something will open up just keep trying and give it time!
  12. TheguyRN

    Houston GN Residencies

    Just so you know Ben Taub only hires BSNs.... (Pretty much ANY big hospital in the med center will only BSNs due to everyone trying to obtain magnet status) If you look at all the interns hired by Ben Taub they are all BSNs... And every hospital is picky, it depends on who you know, if you worked there before, how good your grades were coming out of school (yeah GPA matters) or how well you presented yourself at an open house. Also, yes not all hospitals reply quickly, but honestly that's just how it is. When you have 500 people applying for the same positions. You are basically applying against those same 500 people at another hospital. I know I went to interviews at several hospitals and saw the same people at each.... You can't really expect each recruiter to handle all the calls they get from all the applicants each day anxiously waiting for an answer and then reply to each and every email.....
  13. I've seen a lot of threads and I just didn't feel like responding to each and everyone of them. First of all I'm a new BSN grad May 2010 with a job in the medical center . It's a pretty rough place right now for new grads as so many programs are churning out RNs that it's impossible to hire them all. Here are some things I did to get my job and some tips. 1.) Apply early I graduated in May but I was looking for a job around February. (You have to set yourself apart from all the other graduating nurses!) 2.) I physically walked into hospitals in my suit with my Resume+Cover Letter+Letter of Recommendations. I looked at each floor that I wanted to work and walked into each unit and asked to talked to the Nurse Manager. (I literally think I got 3 interviews from this, though while doing this I really felt so discouraged as I got a lot of "just apply at HR" speeches but SOME actually were interested) 3.) A lot of the hospitals I've applied for were starting to cut people off based on GPA so the higher your's is the better. 4.) The market varies each hiring period. I know that during the summer of 2010 MD Anderson was hiring 100 people, HCHD hired about 30, St Joseph's was looking for 30, Methodist was hiring mostly OR, and Memorial Herman (I think closed down a branch so only transferred their staff to the main branch?? Thats a rumor i heard). 5.) Most if not all the hospitals in the Medical Center are leaning towards hiring BSN only I know Methodist for sure and I know HCHD for sure. Sometimes it's just easier to apply away from the super competitive medical center. 6.) Just know though there are those stories about people getting their dream jobs the either did rotations at the hospitals there, knew someone on the inside, or already worked in that hospital. You just have to know that your dream job isn't always going to be there so sometimes you're just going to have to work in that MED SURG floor you always hated, haha. Hmm, that just looks like a block of text but I hope it helps!
  14. TheguyRN

    Houston OR Dallas

    It's rough but its rough in all the big texas cities. I agree with the statement that most of the medical center hospitals and the bigger hospitals in general are starting to only hire BSN. I know for one that all the nurses they hired in my internship are ALL BSN nurses... But they are hiring! A lot of it is just setting yourself apart from others and patience b/c you might have to wait when they actually start hiring for a residency/internship. Many of the places I applied to had some type of GPA restrictions so keep that in mind!
  15. TheguyRN

    Wayland Baptist vs UTHSCSA vs UIW

    In what sense? Like i always had time to relax/have fun if thats what you mean... The work itself imo wasnt that hard... but dont follow me im pretty much like a book i just get things... I know atleast at this school they really try to help you pass and all the teachers will work with you if you need it...
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