RN recruit prospect/advice?

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Specializes in ED.

Curious what response I will recieve from this....

Quick backround: I began talking to a recruiter in 1/2010. I graduated in 3/2011(RN-BSN). All paperwork turned in 3/2011 for application. I was just given a MEPS. All the peer referrals that I turned in have "expired" so I have to find the people and have them resign/date their referrals. I had to revise the application questionairre and CV. My recruiter doesn't seem to have her stuff together. Many delays on her part. I have done all that she has asked ahead of time and have had to repeat most of it due to length of time. I am at the 20month mark since beginning talks with her.

When is it too long to wait for a recruiter to do what they say they will do? I have been encouraged to speak with her CO. I understand that most recruiters are under tremendous workloads but, this is my life and I have life plans too. I don't want to go to her CO unless it were absolutly necessary. Plus, I don't want to sabotage my entry into the AF.

What say you?

Specializes in Critical Care.

Before going to her CO I would have a face to face meeting with her and voice ur concerns over the delays, etc. Did you go to MEPS yet? You have to pass before your kit can even be submitted. I just went through the whole process (with the Navy), beginning my application process around March also. I got my orders on Friday so I'm totally pumped. My recruiter was just plain awesome tho.

Specializes in ED.

I would prefer a face to face. However, she is in Baton Rouge, LA. (7hrs away) I have to go thru her according to my zip code.

I did go thru MEPS. All went well, so I was told at that time.

Believe me, going thru someone's CO for nothing isn't cool. So I will try to have yet another conversation over the phone. I just start to wonder what good it will do after the many times that I have done that already.

By the way, Congratulations on your recent orders. God bless you in your travels with the US navy

Jake

Specializes in Critical Care.

Wow 7 hours is a long way. Nothing closer to u? I was lucky my Naval Officer Recruiting Station was in my town. It's the end of the fiscal year maybe that's the delay? It appears u have several years experience in ER, ever consider the Navy? I bet they'd snatch u right up! Haha thanks for the well wishes!

Have you been working as an RN since you graduated in March? (verifying experience prior to admission...).

Agree with previous poster in trying to avoid CO route and try to work it out with recruiter with a different approach.

Unless you have one full year of clinical acute care experience in a full-time, in-patient setting, it is at the recruiter's discretion whether to work your application. NTP is not an option, and fully qualified is becoming more competitive. Don't be discouraged, it will take time. Get the experience, get it on paper, then re-engage.

BTW: we have Flight Chiefs, who you are more than welcome to talk to, but they will tell you the same thing.

v/r

Sharky

Specializes in ED.

For some added backround to those who assumed I was a new grad; I am 7 yr RN with ED and flight nursing experience. I was an ADN nurse until graduating in 3/2011 with the BSN. I only got the BSN to go into the AF.

And more recent news...she informed me that she would contact me about an issue today. She did not. I have been overly patient with her. I have had to fill out the applicant questionairre twice, the CV twice and have my peer referrals resigned due to length of time. They expired!

I know that it sounds like I have made my mind up about going to her CO. I haven't. And I sincerly dont want to do that but...what more is there to do?

She isn't responding the way that I think that she should to my emails. I know that I am not her only recruit. But...20 months of talking with her? And I am not even thru MEPS yet?

And i don't have any medical problems/ no law violations...yada,yada,yada. To me, I seem like a easy acquisition.

Specializes in EMT, ER, Homehealth, OR.

any waivers needed?

For some added backround to those who assumed I was a new grad; I am 7 yr RN with ED and flight nursing experience. I was an ADN nurse until graduating in 3/2011 with the BSN. I only got the BSN to go into the AF.

And more recent news...she informed me that she would contact me about an issue today. She did not. I have been overly patient with her. I have had to fill out the applicant questionairre twice, the CV twice and have my peer referrals resigned due to length of time. They expired!

I know that it sounds like I have made my mind up about going to her CO. I haven't. And I sincerly dont want to do that but...what more is there to do?

She isn't responding the way that I think that she should to my emails. I know that I am not her only recruit. But...20 months of talking with her? And I am not even thru MEPS yet?

And i don't have any medical problems/ no law violations...yada,yada,yada. To me, I seem like a easy acquisition.

Contact me, I'll find out.

Specializes in ED.

no waivers

Specializes in ED.

i hope that i am not sounding irrational or even unprofessional. I simply am frustrated. I sincerly value the job that the recruiter has. maybe she is too busy for me? i have tried to inquire about another recruiter but, my zip code doesn't allow it. i fall into her region.

Specializes in ED.

Hey Razor,

So, what is your backround? Do you have any insight on this type of thing?

Jake

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