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Should I follow up ?

Has 6 years experience. Specializes in LTC.

I applied for a Student nurse position at a hospital on 4.26. Like any other online application it states we will call you don't call us ( basically). I would be taking a 12 dollar pay cut from my normal LPN hourly wage in LTC but to have my foot in the door would be worth it in the long run. Should I follow up or should I just let it go ?:heartbeat

Thanks in advance.

NaKcl, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg.

I don't have LTC experience, but $12.00 pay cut is a big reduction.

The company website should have listed HR contact information.

you can send them an e-mail.

Good luck!

Don't call yet, I'd wait at least a month after submitting the application before you call inquiring it's status

dmnddivax2

Has 21 years experience. Specializes in neonatal - geriatrics.

I'm confused about your first statement in regard to STUDENT NURSE POSITION. Are you presently in school seeking an RN license? As an LPN in a LTC facility you have many skills that are marketable. If you are presently in school, why would you want to take such a wage cut now? The nursing shortage isn't going anywhere for at least 10 years or more.

I also agree in an above comment to wait for a response, as that's what you stated you were told.

alphabetsoup

Specializes in LTC,med-surg,detox,cardiology,wound/ost.

I say don't follow up. I would also want to know more about the student nurse position. Is this a position that is truly geared to cultivate students? If so, they may not want to fill the position with a nurse, even if you are also a student. Often those positions are funded with different objectives in mind. I say this only after working at a large teaching hospital. That is not to say that they won't call and offer you the job as a student nurse. If you really want to work at this particular hospital and you are a student then maybe the best thing to do is to sign up so that all of your clinicals are at this hospital and then shine- the staff will get to know you and remember how good you are!

SummerGarden, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Has 12 years experience. Specializes in ED, ICU, MS/MT, PCU, CM, House Sup, Frontline mgr.

op: first of all, do you qualify for a student nurse position given that you are a nurse??? the student nurse positions within hospitals of which i am familiar do not accept licensed nurses even if licensed nurses are in school for new degrees. secondly, i agree with the others that you must follow the rules.

hospitals hrs are very sticky about this given that there is no nursing shortage. some can be quit rude and vindictive toward pushy applicants or those that do not follow the rules. thus, once hr contacts you with interest, then you may follow up throughout the process because hr (the recruiter) will give you his/her contact information and will want you to remain in touch throughout the hiring process. otherwise, leave him/her alone unless a reasonable amount of time has passed (two-three weeks) and either your online application account does not provide any information on your status or you have not received an email of rejection. gl!

NurseLoveJoy88, ASN, RN

Has 6 years experience. Specializes in LTC.

I'm confused about your first statement in regard to STUDENT NURSE POSITION. Are you presently in school seeking an RN license? As an LPN in a LTC facility you have many skills that are marketable. If you are presently in school, why would you want to take such a wage cut now? The nursing shortage isn't going anywhere for at least 10 years or more.

I also agree in an above comment to wait for a response, as that's what you stated you were told.

Sorry for the confusion. I'm a LPN and a RN student. Have one more semester left. I would go PRN at the LTC job but the student nurse position at the hospital would lead to a RN job post graduation.

I'm not going to call. If its meant to be then it will be. :nurse:

NurseLoveJoy88, ASN, RN

Has 6 years experience. Specializes in LTC.

op: first of all, do you qualify for a student nurse position given that you are a nurse??? the student nurse positions within hospitals of which i am familiar do not accept licensed nurses even if licensed nurses are in school for new degrees. secondly, i agree with the others that you must follow the rules.

hospitals hrs are very sticky about this given that there is no nursing shortage. some can be quit rude and vindictive toward pushy applicants or those that do not follow the rules. thus, once hr contacts you with interest, then you may follow up throughout the process because hr (the recruiter) will give you his/her contact information and will want you to remain in touch throughout the hiring process. otherwise, leave him/her alone unless a reasonable amount of time has passed (two-three weeks) and either your online application account does not provide any information on your status or you have not received an email of rejection. gl!

before applying i did tell the hr person that i am a lpn in a rn program. she said that this is ok and i would actually be at an advantage so far as skills. so yes, i asked before even applying.

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