VA San Francisco New Grad Program 2012

  1. Hey guys! Figured I'd start a new thread for the VA San Francisco new grad program that's coming up. Hopefully we can all share insight and information about the process as it goes along. Anyone else apply?
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  3. by   RNKPCE
    Can someone post a link to information on this new grad program ? I know the application process for the VA can be very complex
  4. by   sacnurse
    what is VA?
  5. by   bbaileyRN
    Quote from sacnurse
    what is VA?
    VA stands for Veteran Affairs. It's a new grad program at the VA hospital in San Francisco.
  6. by   AN1324
    The application has ended, so they have taken down the job posting.
  7. by   nurs1ng
    To the OP,

    Do you know when they're going to start calling for interviews? I can't get ahold of the recruiter whatsoever. Thanks!
  8. by   bayareastudent0711
    Based on VA Palo Alto's past two new grad programs this year... two weeks from the end of the job posting seems to be standard. We got another week and a half before we may hear something -_-
  9. by   bubbles313
    I'm in the waiting game too, good luck everyone!
  10. by   DentoniRN
    It took the recruiter about 6 days to return a call I made during the application process. They said they would contact candidates three weeks after the posting closed.

    I have a question, the posting stressed that this was an online process only. Do you believe it would be unwise to go to the HR department at the VA and introduce myself? Historically doing so has been helpful, but I am afraid this may be overstepping.

    THanks!
  11. by   julz16
    I saved the job description; there was a note that reads "Due to the number of applicants, the Nurse Recruiter and Nurse Managers are unable to meet and greet interested applicants in person. Please respect their time." Just an FYI. Guess we will all just have to sit back, relax and wait for them to contact us! Good luck everyone, I'm really hoping I can stop filling out applications soon...
  12. by   starghadeer
    Quote from julz16
    I saved the job description; there was a note that reads "Due to the number of applicants, the Nurse Recruiter and Nurse Managers are unable to meet and greet interested applicants in person. Please respect their time." Just an FYI. Guess we will all just have to sit back, relax and wait for them to contact us! Good luck everyone, I'm really hoping I can stop filling out applications soon...
    Because they specifically wrote that note, it would be best NOT to drop by unannounced.
  13. by   bungee
    VA Hospital in SF brings back memories for me! Did my first clinical rotation there as a student from SFSU. Never forgot the smell! They were very nice people though.
  14. by   capnurse
    Has anyone received any word yet, bad or good? We're approaching the four week mark. The last VA Palo Alto New Grad program only took 3 weeks from the closing date to get back to folks. I'm assuming SF VA has less staffing. Hopefully we hear from them soon and with good news. Good luck everyone!

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