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Should I call or wait til I work again?

Has 13 years experience. Specializes in ICU/PCU/Infusion.

Hi, I'm looking for some advice please

I've worked as a tech in an ICU since May, and will be graduating in Dec. I interviewed with our new NM for an RN position almost two weeks ago. I have since hand delivered a thank you note, and have worked 4 days between then and now. (I'm working only part time now to finish the semester).

My question is, should I call the NM and ask about the status of my application? Or should I wait until I work again (this Thurs) and then ask? Or should I just wait for her to come to me?

I haven't interviewed or even applied anywhere else, as I really want to work in this unit, but I also don't want to be twiddling my thumbs while I should be out job hunting.

Any advice would be appreciated! :)

Give it more time.

Lots of things take the NM's time.

Don't take it personally that she has not yet answered you.

mom2michael, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in Rural Health.

I would call her. Our NM just got approval last Friday to start interviewing and offering for GN positions, so maybe that was the case there. Maybe she interviewed you but didn't have the final "approval" for positions until just recently which is why you haven't heard from her and then she honestly probably forgot because NM tend to be so busy......

I would call and find out because the waiting would drive me nuts!!!!

I too would call. I just finished a position where I also did all the hiring for the past 6 years. I can tell you. Overall, the people who were squeaky wheels got the grease. Yes, I was and still am constantly busy. Too busy and it was pretty apparent who wanted to work my unit. She will see it as you want to be there. Call.

When I hire, I hire the people who are the most interested in getting the job, & know the most about the job before hand. Call & even leave a message, thanking her again, & letting her know what parts of the job sound the most exciting to you. When an applicant knows what they are going to be doing, I usually give them the first look, since they did their homework.

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