Colorado Children's Residency Program 17' - page 2

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  1. by   Sneauxbunny
    Congrats Aliceinwonderland128! What unit were you accepted to?
  2. by   aliceinwonderland128
    The NICU in Aurora.
  3. by   newgradnurseRNBSN
    Any advice on how to get a position in the NICU at Children's? Any cover letter or interview tips? I am planning on applying for the summer 2017 cohort!
  4. by   SF BSN2b
    Quote from aliceinwonderland128
    The NICU in Aurora.
    Hi! I just got a call for an interview at the NICU! I am sooooo excited, but also very nervous. I want to work as a NICU nurse so badly, plus I would feel honored to work for such an incredible institution. Do you have any advice for an interview? I appreciate any help or a recommendation.
    Also, how do you like the program and your unit? Thank you!
  5. by   ald09010
    Hey All!!
    Just submitted my application!!

    I would like to know if any of you know how competitive this program is and do you think it is beneficial to apply to both locations although I would rather be at the Aurora campus?

    Hope you guys are enjoying your job for those who are in the program
    Thanks
  6. by   SF BSN2b
    Hello everyone! I had my interview 2 days ago and got an offer this morning. I haven't accepted it yet. For those of you who are currently in the program, how do you like it? Is it really intense? How are you dealing with rotating shifts and night shifts? Any info will help! Thank you!
  7. by   ald09010
    Hi!!

    Congrats!! How soon after applying did they call you for an interview ?!
  8. by   SF BSN2b
    Quote from ald09010
    Hi!!

    Congrats!! How soon after applying did they call you for an interview ?!
    Thank you! I found out on May 5-10, and I think I applied at the end of March. My status on the website never changed though. They call you by phone for an interview.
  9. by   aliceinwonderland128
    I just got off orientation. I love it here, there is so much support for new graduates. As new grads we have classes which are very helpful and you will learn a large amount of new information. The NICU is not a traditional NICU of just preemies, you get all kinds of babies up to a year. It has been a huge learning curve, it's hard and scary at times, and there is so much information to learn and know, but like I said there is a lot of support for new grads at this hospital. I love it here! The switching from nights to days isn't horrible, it is just tuff when you have to work nights and be up for your day time classes. But overall the shift switching is worth it to be apart of such a great place. Overall I would say it is really intense and a lot of work in the NICU but totally doable. This hospital definitely strives to be the best and you can see that in everything, and they want their nurses to be the best they can be as well.
  10. by   SF BSN2b
    Thanks for such a detailed response!! I am mostly worried about the schedule. I have a 4-year-old. Are there many people with kids and families, or is it mostly younger students?
  11. by   aliceinwonderland128
    Quote from SF BSN2b
    Thanks for such a detailed response!! I am mostly worried about the schedule. I have a 4-year-old. Are there many people with kids and families, or is it mostly younger students?
    There were only 4 of us for the NICU, 1 of us has kids but we are all in our late 20s early 30s. After orientation is over you can choose to do 2 mos of days then switch to 2 mos of nights for a year or you can do 1 mos of days then switch to 1 mos of nights for a year. After the year mark you can stay nights. From what I have learned it takes 3-4 years to become permanent day shift.
  12. by   SF BSN2b
    That sounds good! Plus I fit in age-wise. I'm 32 ;-) I wonder how many of us they interviewed this time vs. how many got the job. I am getting so excited! Thank you again for your answers!

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