Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Day for the Books!

This has been one heck of a day! And a good great one at that! I have to take you back about a month to explain, but it won't take long, I promise!

Around the middle of March I started trying to figure out what I was going to do this summer. One: I needed something paid. Two: I needed some nursing experience. I looked and looked for CNA jobs all around where I live and there was just nothing. It's kind of one of those "you have to know someone who knows someone" kind of situations around here and unfortunately I don't have that many hook-ups :) So I decided to look around where David lives and found a nurse extern program at one of the hospitals there and got my application ready and sent it in. It was a long shot, but I really had nothing to lose...and it was my only option at the time!

So, about a week later (my birthday, actually!) I got a "phone interview" call from the hospital. They asked me a few questions and said they would call me in a few days to let me know if I had been chosen to do an in-person interview with the hospital. Well...a few days later I got the call that I had been chosen, along with 60 other applicants (out of 120!) to come in for interviews. Oh. my. lordy. I was sooo nervous!

My interview was last Tuesday (the 30th) and when I left, I felt like I wouldn't have done anything different, which I was really proud of. There were 4 people who interviewed me and they each asked me 2 behavioral questions. Don't ask me what they were because everything in the interview is a complete blur now, ha! When I left they said, "We will let you know if you have been chosen for the internship between April 7th and 9th, but if you don't get it, don't feel bad, you made it this far and that's a great accomplishment!" Great! Now I feel really confident;)

So, after being a nervous wreck this whole week, I finally got a phone call this morning at 9:34 am and......

I GOT THE INTERNSHIP!!!!!

I am so excited! I'll get to live with David this summer and my internship fills both of my requirements! It's paid (yes!) and I'll be paired up with a nurse learning all the in's and out's we don't see during clinicals! I'm sorry I didn't tell you all earlier. I didn't even tell my own classmates until I got the call for an in-person interview! I think I was just worried that if everyone knew, I would totally jinx myself! And that would not have been good. But now you guys knows and can be excited with me:)

Other awesome news is that my sweet, sweet momma took me on a shopping trip today! She was feeling generous and bought me a lot of cute stuff from J. Crew. Unfortunately, the cute dress I got there isn't on the website??! So I can't post a picture until I take one in it!

I hope you guys have made it through this long post and have a great Friday tomorrow!!

Erin


4 comments:

Shanna said...

Congrats girl and that will help you get an RN job when the time comes because you'll have more experience!

Katie said...

CONGRATS!!! it seems like such a great opportunity and will put you with David! :)

aimymichelle said...

congratulations!

d.a.r. said...

Congrats!!