Thanks for starting this thread.
After months of stalking PCH's facebook page for a posting for the GAPP program, I was so excited to apply! Sadly, I was not even offered an interview (seems like I made it through the first round of rejected applications though!).
Because I worked for 3 years as a pediatric med asst for a large private practice prior to attending nursing school
, completed my preceptorship in the NICU at Scottsdale Healthcare, and have 10 years of volunteer experience with kids, I thought I would at least get to the interview stage. I graduated December 2011 with only an ADN (elected to go the ADN route because I already have a BS) and thought maybe that was why I was not offered an interview. However, I saw a few others with BSNs who posted on PCH's facebook page who did not make it either. Some of them had hospital experience as peds nursing assts, volunteer experience, and even elected to obtain PALS certification on their own but even they did not get interviews.
I sure would love to know exactly what PCH is looking for in an applicant! Are they only offering GAPP positions to their own internal employees and/or volunteers?