Thursday, April 19, 2007

"You're Hired!"

That's right folks...I was offered the nursing position of my dreams today after my big interview yesterday morning. This summer after taking my NCLEX (and passing) I will officially be working in the NICU at Children's Hospital as an RN with my BSN. WHOOOHOOOO! All of my education has paid off and my goal of being a NICU nurse and helping families and infants go through one, if not THE, most trying times of thier lives. I thought my interview went quite well yesterday and after almost two hours with HR and the nursing manager on the unit, I felt confident that I would get an offer. They told me that I would know by the end of next week. Then after a hard and exhausting 13.5 hour clinical shift today, I came home to a message on my answering maching offering me a job! The pay is great, the benefits excellent, and the job is the whole reason why I changed majors from medical technology to nursing in the first place. What more could I ask for?

Oh yeah, and I'm not getting screwed over like the typical "new RN grad" and having to work night shift or rotating shifts. I was able to pick day shift and will be working 12s and am even able to pick a 36 hour or 40 hour/week schedule. Thanks for listening to me go on about the next step in my life for the past few minutes. I can't wait to get out there and start working with the patients that our wonderful Children's Hospital takes care of every day. Children's has been such an intrical part of our lives for the past year and has saved both Carson and Elias's lives. I will be proud to be employed at this institution right out of college.

10 comments:

Emma Harvey said...

CONGRATULATIONS Kellie!!! :) I'm so happy for you, enjoy your new job!

Jennifer said...

con-GRAD-ulations!!

You should be proud!

Jessica said...

CONGRATULATIONS KELLIE!! That is so awesome:) Hopefully I will be there someday too:) Be sure you get out to celebrate! You deserve it...

Jessica (ivy's mom) said...

Congratulations!! I am so happy for you!!

abby said...

YAY Kellie! I am so thrilled for you. You are going to be a great NICU nurse and I am so thrilled that Children's sees that in you. Carson and Eli are so very very lucky to have such a great and highly skilled mommy!

Misty said...

Congratulations Kellie! Such wonderful news!! I'm sure you will do well from the start as you have been thru so much already! The other nurses will be showing you things, and you'll know how to do them already!!

tiffany said...

Kellie I can't think of anyone who could possibly make a better NICU nurse. I would trust you immensely with my child. You will be wonderful!

Congratulations and be sure to post an update on the boys when we can. Liam says hi!

Billie said...

Wow! Congratulations Kellie! You are going to be such an awesome NICU nurse, with an insiders knowledge of how to best support families during such a tough time.

I'm glad all your hard work has paid off!

Candice & Alex said...

CONGRATS! I am so happy for you :)

Laura said...

congrats kellie!
in most cases, the day shift offers more mentoring opportunities but you will work your butt off! seriously, i'm glad you got the shift you want and, more importantly, the JOB! i'm absolutely thrilled for you.
just remember to give some love to the night shift on occasion and we vampires won't trash talk the day shift. ;)