To my favorite (!!) white nursing uniforms. Tonight was my last night of clinical at Jefferson. We had our evaluation and said goodbye to the patients and nurses on the floor… We are finished. All I have now are classes…Can’t believe it’s one part of nursing school is finally over. I am going to cut the patch off one of my nursing uniform tops and then they are all going into the garbage…never to be seen again.
And then there was one. All the hospitals I have applied to have flaked out except for Hershey Medical Center. I hate putting all my eggs into one basket but I don’t know what else to do. I’m especially upset about the HR department at the hospital in Indianapolis because that was my first choice. I would have gone there in a second. I have come to believe in my 37 years on earth and the last 16 in the professional workforce that most HR department personnel stretch the true as far as they can… and, in finding a nursing job.. the same statement is true EXCEPT for the man at Hershey Medical Center. He has been honest every step of the way.. getting back to me when he said he would… apologizing when he didn’t… etc…
The situation in Indy: I applied March 1st. Get an email the 4th. I reply to the email. Get an email on the 5th. This email says: “I have reviewed your application. I WILL be getting back in touch with you in a FEW days to talk about opportunitites for new graduates.” Well, then NOTHING. I emailed this person again on 3/17. No response. Then my mom runs into one of the nurse recruiters at a surgical conference in Chicago. She tells my mom “oh, nooo problem… I’ll have my secretary call your daughter to set up an interview for 3/30″… (my mom is super excited… me: not so much.. knew it was a lie). Well, it was. I email this woman last night… NOTHING. I have tried my darnest (is that a word?) to get ahold of these people. I’m done.
I am excited… v. excited about the Hershey prospect… but also very scared because I’m not experienced and I’m not so good with having experienced nurses blow me off because I’m a new nurse (which, is what I hear is the norm now.).
Ok.. that’s it for now… two tests this week (thur & fri)… must go study.
Ta-ta for now.