UCSD Medical Center New Grad Program January 2012 - page 9

by goldenstate

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Just wanted to start a thread for UCSD's New Program. Feel free to post any updates or news :)... Read More


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    For the Thornton IMU position I applied to in mid March I just noticed that my status changed to "Referred to Hiring Department 04/26/2012" so I guess they're still hiring? They also opened up more positions on this unit with the new batch of new grad postings this week...
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    They're doing interviews this week. So fingers crossed.
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    Quote from SoCloseRN2B
    They're doing interviews this week. So fingers crossed.
    On small piece of advice from someone who went through the interviews twice..On the first interview I totally "blew" a question and know it before I even left the interview so I was prepared the next time. Now I have now been working at Thornton since Aug. in oncology and love it.
    If they ask a question about how you would deal with a problem with another nurse be sure you explain how you would speak with the nurse and try to work things out. It is only a very last resort that you go to the charge nurse. Also I had a question "what if a nurse had taken photos of a patient, what would you do" Obviously you would tell her/him it is inappropriate but they want to hear you say that you are the patient advocate and it is up to you to look out for the patients rights.
    Just be sure to relax and be yourself. They really want to get a feel for your personality to see if you are a fit for their floor. Good Luck
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    Question: After 8 months of experience elsewhere, did you apply to a UCSD new grad program? Did they still consider you a new grad after 8 months experience? Did you get that application question-- 'do you have more than 6 months RN experience?'? I wonder if that's a new or even applicable question. Just wondering. Thanks.
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    No, once you have more than 6 months experience you can apply to any open position that you are qualified for. I didn't know that until I called and spoke with HR because I didn't know what to apply for. If you get hired into a position, you will still go through an orientation period, which is a modified new grad program. I don't remember that particular question, but I know if you have more than the 6 months, you cannot apply for the regular new grad position. When I was told what to do, I found a position that week and applied to it, had an interview by the end of the week and started working that next week.
    Good Luck!
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    Hi AZ. I would love to work at UCSD. Thanks for your tips. What organizations do you recommend joining?
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    Any organizations you want to join. There's plenty! I am interested in working with moms and infants so I joined AWHONN (association of women's health and neonatal nursing). There's SCANN too which is Southern California Association of Neonatal Nursing. I'm sure if you just do a google search of the area your interested in something will pop up. Good Luck!


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