I am a new nurse I was hoping to gain a little information about the grad programs at UCSD, Sharp or Scripps? I understand most programs go for about 4 months, you generally do 3 shifts a week, proctored? Then after 4 months your on your own? Do you have any flexibility over your shift in the first four months, do you mainly get nights or days, is it on your proctors schedule or is it a mixed bag and after the first 4 months do you have more say? Also finally, is there any secrets to putting down preferences and locations. ie. if I did my final preceptorship in school in med surg and I have a decent, but not excellent GPA am I out of my league by applying to ICU at Sharp Memorial? Should I aim lower to ensure getting a job and my foot in the door?