Hi all! I'm a pre nursing student (just beginning to work on my prereqs) but have been researching options on gaining experience and/or getting a job straight out of RN school. I have run across several New Grad programs at various hospitals in the LA area but the sites don't give too much detailed information. Can a few of you give me the low down?
When do you think is a good time to apply for a new grad program? Prior to taking your Nclex or right after passing? I noticed that most programs accept applications 2x a year.
Are new grad programs PAID?
Is acception into the new grad program a guarantee of a job at that hospital?
Do you get to pick the specialty area that you would like to work in at the hospital or are you a floater?
Can any of you break down the whole process from application to first day of orientation?
Thanks in advance for your help!