A nurse who knits…

September 8, 2007

I got a new job!

Filed under: Uncategorized — yarnnut @ 2:00 am

I have been pretty hush hush about this but I interviewed for a labor and delivery position over at Sharp Mary Birch last week and I got it!!!! I’m so excited.  I have my dream job.

It’s all been so fast.  I applied for this job about 2 weeks ago when the recruiter for my current hospital called me and said that there would be October preceptorships at Mary Birch starting in October.  For those of you who are not nurses, when you apply for a new specialty or are a new grad, you go thru a training period that’s called preceptorship.  You go to classes and get matched up with a “preceptor” who is responsible for teaching you the ins and outs of the job.  These preceptorships are usually only offered 2 times a year in January and July but they decided to do an extra one this year.

I interviewed last week and I got the impression that they liked me but they told me that they would start letting applicants know in about 3 weeks.  My heart sunk because I so wanted to get to nursing moms and babies.  But they got to me 2 weeks early.  When the manager called me she said “You are such a gem.  We couldn’t pass you up.”  Makes me feel good because she did say that my current manager gave me a glowing review.  It’s nice to be appreciated for your hard work.

The job starts on Oct 29.  I’m sooo excited.



  1. Congrats on the new job!!! And how wonderful to know that your current manager thinks so highly of you!

    Comment by Christine — September 8, 2007 @ 3:57 am | Reply

  2. Congratulations on the new job and the well-deserved confidence boost! That’s great to hear. And lucky moms and babies at your new hospital!

    Comment by expatknits — September 8, 2007 @ 11:23 am | Reply

  3. Congratulations!

    Comment by Jeanne — September 8, 2007 @ 1:04 pm | Reply

  4. good for you!!! it’s great to be doing what you really want to do. i know you will be a great l&d nurse, and to have the manager recognize that already……..you rock!

    Comment by susan aka dirty sue — September 8, 2007 @ 1:58 pm | Reply

  5. Oooh, yeah, yeah, yeah for you! It’s so fabulous to find your true ‘fit’ in Nursing. I’ve done critical care for 19 years (huh?) now and I am STILL IN LOVE with my job.


    Comment by knittingnurse — September 8, 2007 @ 2:47 pm | Reply

  6. Oh, congratulations! I delivered both my babies at Mary Birch (and spent weeks in the prenatal intensive care unit there), and every nurse I ever had was absolutely wonderful! From a patient’s perspective, it’s a very special place. I hope it will be as great for you as a nurse.

    Comment by Suzanne V. (Yarnhog) — September 8, 2007 @ 4:41 pm | Reply

  7. congratulations!!

    Comment by .: tani :. — September 8, 2007 @ 5:41 pm | Reply

  8. Congratulations on getting your dream job!The world needs nurses who are as happy about their work as you are!

    Comment by Cindy — September 8, 2007 @ 8:02 pm | Reply

  9. WAY TO GO!! I knew you would! They would be a fool to pass on you!

    Comment by GeorgeAnne — September 8, 2007 @ 8:38 pm | Reply

  10. Congratulations!!! How exciting! I can’t wait to start reading your L&D stories!

    Comment by Kristina — September 9, 2007 @ 12:57 pm | Reply

  11. Congrats — next step is likely to be nurse practitioner in the same role — remember that was my prediction for you over a year ago! Great job! Enjoy it (and the perople who think you’re a “gem”.

    Comment by Blogless Jean — September 9, 2007 @ 6:44 pm | Reply

  12. Hooray for you! You’re going to be great at this! May you enjoy every minute,

    Comment by sarah-hope — September 10, 2007 @ 7:57 pm | Reply

  13. Gail,

    That’s so wonderful! Good for you. Hopefully we’ll see more posts of knitting and nurse insights.

    Comment by Susan — September 12, 2007 @ 5:47 pm | Reply

  14. Congrats! that is so exciting. it was the wonderful labor and delivery nurses that helped make my memories of my childrens’ birth so special. you’ll be wonderful.

    Comment by Cambria — September 13, 2007 @ 11:50 am | Reply

  15. Congrats on the new job–You are going to love it!! I am a NICU nurse-but I love going to deliveries–there is nothing like watching a new life come into the world!!

    Comment by Cindy S. — September 16, 2007 @ 10:41 am | Reply

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