Hi all! So I finally got a job at an area hospital as an ACT and orientation is long as usual. The pay is actually pretty good and I feel like I will like the working there. I met with my manager and she asks me a bunch of questions about my experience and then about my education. I told her that I was in pre nursing school and I was in the midst of transferring to a school that would accomodate my needs. So she said "oh thats great what school?" I told her that I was looking at Kaplan and West Coast University because all of the wait lists were about 3 years long....long story short she said well I shouldn't say this but be careful about your choice because some hospitals won't hire graduates of certain schools because they might no feel that the graduate of those schools might not have had a good clinical experience. Is that discrimination? Why does it matter what school you go to as long as you are capable and competent enough to pass the state board? And as a new grad nurse don't you have to be trained to a certain degree anyway? I'm confused, she told me I was better off waiting out the 3 years for my name to come up on a list.....I didn't want to say too much, I just got the job and I don't want to appear as bothered but should I feel a little put off? I would really like to be able to continue working at the same place once I finish school, I don't know how to take this.
Can a hospital choose not to hire you based on what school you went to?