So the director of the Med/Surg floor said I would hear something by today and well, I waited as long as I could before calling her seeing as I hadn't heard from her. I said I would wait until 4:00 but by 3:30 I was chomping at the bit so I called her. She said "I was just filling out your paperwork to offer you the job"!!! Yay me!!
Now I know it's just a PCT/CNA job, but hey it gets my foot in the door right? I've talked to several of my friends who are in the semesters ahead of me & they've all said the same thing. "Get a job NOW". I have one friend who said she can't even get a PCT job b/c no one will hire her b/c she's too close to graduating. I never thought of that. Why wouldn't they want to hire you knowing that soon you'd be able to be a nurse there?? I don't know, but I am glad to have the job.
The director said she thinks the pay is $10 an hour, which is pretty decent. I was worried they would try to pay me minimum wage or something close to it & that would really have sucked. So now all I have to do is fill out the hospital paperwork & she has to send off for a background check & as soon as that comes back I will start. She said sometimes the checks can take up to 2 weeks which puts me RIGHT at finals week, which is awesome b/c it means that I'll be starting right as school is ending so hopefully I can work as much as possible over the summer. Overtime would be awesome. I'll just be happy to have some MONEY again. And yes my husband works but it's different when you have your OWN money, ya know? I'm excited as this will be my first hospital job. I've worked in doctor's offices before but this is different & the director is SUPER nice. She sent me an email saying she is glad I'm going to be part of the team, I thought that was really nice.
Anyhoo, just thought I'd let you all know :) Woohoo!!!