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    Conflicted with New Grad ED/ICU job offer

    Long, wordy UPDATE: I spoke to the nurse manager of the ED yesterday. She informed me that they only had one spot available for the residency and they already hired someone for that spot. She then went on to say that they loved me so much during my interview that they went to HR and requested they open another spot for me and it was approved. Because they had to create a spot for me, the offer letter is being reconstructed and will be sent out to me before Friday. I interviewed with the ICU at the other hospital on Friday. The interview went on for an hour! It started with the department manager and ICU charge, and then progressed to a panel interview. Because the unit was really busy, the charge had a hard time rounding staff up for the panel interview. The panel interview ended up consisting of the charge nurse and one floor nurse, the floor nurse was the same nurse that I followed on the unit during my last semester of nursing school, AND SHE REMEMBERED ME! The interview went really well and near the end it took more of a conversational tone. The charge mentioned to the other nurse to go ahead and finish filling out the paper work for my interview and she will go take it down to HR. She then walked me all the way down to the hospital lobby and we talked about her kids and how she balances work life/home life etc. At the end, she told me it was great meeting me and I should be hearing from the recruiter soon! I left the interview feeling really confident. However, as time ticks right on by, I'm feeling less and less confident. I reached out to the recruiter yesterday and asked him for updates and he said he has not heard from the manager yet, but she is conducting interviews this week. I guess I am looking at how quickly the first hospital got back to me and I'm comparing it to this hospital. I know stressing about it doesn't do much for me, but I am really hoping for this position!
  2. handersRN

    Baylor Scott and White Grad Nurse Residency - Summer 2019

    Hey everyone! I really wouldn't worry too much if you haven't heard anything post digital interview. The recruiters have been going to various locations throughout the week, which means they probably do not have a lot of time to look at applications. Because it is a summer residency, they have a while to look through everything and set up interviews! I'm sure you will hear something, just give it some time!
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    Conflicted with New Grad ED/ICU job offer

    Well, I interviewed with the manager that oversees all ICU's. This hospital has CVICU, MSICU, and ICU. They asked which unit I would prefer and I told them the ICU would be my top choice (mostly so I can see an array of things). I wouldn't mind working MSICU or CVICU though!
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    Conflicted with New Grad ED/ICU job offer

    If it comes to it, I will let them know that the other job is starting my at 2x as much as this ED position. My only concern is that with it being a residency program, I really don't think there is much they can do. I believe all nurse residents start at the same rate because of limited/no experience as a RN.
  5. handersRN

    Baylor Scott and White Grad Nurse Residency - Summer 2019

    I think all interviews are going to be different based on the unit/hospital. Be prepared for panel interviewing, print lots of copies of your resume, and practice behavioral and situational questions.
  6. handersRN

    Conflicted with New Grad ED/ICU job offer

    Thank you! I can delay the offer for the first one for about a week. The stipend pay is something that I've noticed only this hospital does for new grads. It is just a lump some that is paid biweekly. It is not very much money at all, and it is honestly a big factor in why I would not want to accept the position. I really don't know how they continue to be competitive to new grads, yet they pay half as much as the other hospitals in the metroplex.
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    Conflicted with New Grad ED/ICU job offer

    The positives regarding the ED position is that I would ultimately be in the department that I want. The interviewers were very nice, the department seemed nice, and the drive wasn't too bad (only about 30 min). The negatives for the ICU position is that it is not in the ED. There really aren't any negatives regarding the ICU position. It is only 15 minutes away, the pay is appropriate, and no contract. I am a little weary about the stipend pay for the first hospital mentioned. It is the only hospital in this area that does that, and I find it odd.
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    Baylor Scott and White Grad Nurse Residency - Summer 2019

    For those that attended the expo, what is some info you learned about BSW?? Did you find the expo beneficial? I had my interview Friday, just playing the waiting game now.
  9. handersRN

    Conflicted with New Grad ED/ICU job offer

    Thanks for the quick reply! Money truly is a big factor. I, too, have those horrid student loans. I have also been feeling a bit overwhelmed with the idea of signing a contract. I really like having the ability to move around if need be. The hospital that is requiring new grads sign a contract is known to be kind of a not-so-favorable place to work (which might be a red flag). I really love the ED, but that could also be because I really only have experience there. I believe the ICU would be a wonderful learning opportunity, I think I'm just a bit intimidated with all that comes with the ICU!
  10. Hello everyone! I am a new grad RN! I just passed my NCLEX a couple of days ago! First, I want to mention that I worked as an ER nurse extern for the last year of nursing school. I really enjoyed being in the ED and I felt like I learned a lot! I practiced iv placement, POC lab draws, straight caths, NG tubes, EKG, splinting, and responding to code blues. I currently have a job offer for an ED nurse residency position. This position is at a hospital that isn't one of my top choices. The main reason is that they have a stipend pay for the first 4 months of residency. I would be making less than I did as a nurse extern, and it does not have benefits or PTO until after those 4 months. This hospital has a 2 year contract. I just interviewed for an ICU nurse residency position and it is pretty likely that I will be offered the job. This position IS at a hospital that I love. I did clinicals here for my last semester. I would love to work in this hospital's ED. This ICU position also pays 2x as much as the other ED position at the other hospital, with benefits starting instantly. This job does not require a contract and will allow you to move to other departments within the hospital within 6 months. I feel conflicted because I REALLY want to continue to develop in the ED, however, I know that the hospital with the ICU position is prestigious. Either way, I am VERY thankful for the wonderful opportunities presented to me. My question is, WHAT SHOULD I CHOOSE? What are some factors I should look into before choosing a hospital/position? Thank you!
  11. handersRN

    Spring 2017 TCC Nursing Students

    Hey guys I want to get a FB page together!!!
  12. handersRN

    Spring 2017 TCC Nursing Students

    I got an acceptance email!!!!! I'm in!
  13. handersRN

    Spring 2017 TCC Nursing Students

    I'm not too sure what I would like to do. I think Labor and delivery would be a lot of fun and rewarding, but I'm also interested in working PEDS, I just don't know what I would specialize in. What about you?
  14. handersRN

    Spring 2017 TCC Nursing Students

    Has anyone called the school today and asked when they are sending emails? I'm thinking about calling them later.
  15. handersRN

    Spring 2017 TCC Nursing Students

    I've literally checked my email 200 times already lol this is killing me
  16. handersRN

    Spring 2017 TCC Nursing Students

    I'm sooooooooooo hoping we find out tomorrow!!!!!!
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