JoeNurse2b, yes, I already had my license at the time I applied. I applied for 3 positions, which is what they recommend to do online, and I got a position for a completely different floor then what I applied for. However, in this day and age, I took what ever I could get. I am a new grad so no, I did not have any experience in healthcare but I was an honors student, had an externship as well as a preceptorship in the PICU so those all looked well on my resume. When I talked to the nurse recruiter, she said that there were a lot of new openings but they have soooooo many applications that it is hard for them to reply to everyone. I think that you should network as much as you can and have someone recommend you if possible.
NurseFairy, thank you! And all that I really know is that it is a two week orientation period with the preceptorship afterwards but I was just wondering what goes on during those two weeks and how can I prepare for it. Do you work at Mount Sinai? And if so, how do you like it?