HERE'S ADDITIONAL INFO REGARDING THE PROGRAM
The Residency is for genuine new graduate Registered Nurses - those who have less than 6 months of nursing experience, and who have graduated from an accredited nursing program with either a BSN or an MSN within the past 18 months (or will graduate by June 2013). At this time, we are not offering training programs for experienced, non-pediatric nurses who wish to transition into acute care Pediatrics, although we do anticipate such a program later in this year. We do not hire New Grad RNs outside of the Residency.
We are frequently asked the questions below:
What can I do to increase my chances of being considered?
Having experience in pediatrics as a nursing assistant or a nurse extern is helpful. BSN and MSN graduates only will be considered. It is also helpful to already have BLS, NRP, and/or PALS - depending on the area where you're interested in working. Involvement in a professional organization reflecting the area of interest is also valuable. Please be aware that positions in our New Grad RN Residency Program are very limited, and since we receive an extremely large number of applicants, unfortunately we are unable to interview every applicant.
Can I receive a tour of the hospital?
We are sorry, but we are unable to fulfill New Grad tour requests at this time. If you are granted an interview, you should be able to receive a mini-tour from the department leadership at the time of your interview. Unfortunately, we are also unable to accommodate requests for job shadowing opportunities.
Do I need reference letters?
Any recommendation or reference letters can be brought to the interview, they should be addressed to " To Whom It May Concern". Most candidates have two to three references letters. Selected applicants will be asked to complete an essay prior to being scheduled for an interview.
Must I have my California RN License before I apply?
No, but it would be expected that you would have it before your start date.