Christiana Care Internships for new Grads - page 2

Hi new to the site...just wanted to know if anyone new anything about the multiple internships that are offered at Christiana Care. Im a new graduate RN and im having trouble finding a job in the... Read More

  1. by   hownic23
    Hi All-- I have an interview coming up for an ED internship. So does another one of my classmates. I was extremely surprised to hear from them given how flooded the market is right now with new grads. They choose RNs with less that 2 years experience as well as new grads which makes it even more competetive. I think having a high GPA and unique prior experience in healthcare or another career helps. I will let the community know what the interview is like...

    Has anyone out there gone through the internship program? What was it like?
  2. by   NEWRNDE
    hello i also interviewed for one of the internships a few months ago and it sounds like i was sent the same rejection letter as tsiasn. the letter asked if i had any question for the selection team, questions were asked and i received no response. and of course i felt like i gave an exceptional interview i have a bs in nursing and a 3.4 gpa. so i don't know what their looking for in their selection process...but i’ve heard that if you don't know anyone that works there already or if you didn’t got to deltech then you have no chance of working for this company at this time. but it is just that...what i’ve heard.
    Last edit by NEWRNDE on Apr 20, '09 : Reason: mistake
  3. by   Tsiasn
    Sucks I thought I interviewed well... NEWRNDE would you mind sending me an email. I want to talk to you: my email address is
    Goodluck hownic, I hope you get it!!!
  4. by   gogatsby
    I just got a rejection letter for the ED internship program. "Although your skills were impressive, the person selected had more skills, etc etc" blah blah. New graduate with a 3.9 GPA from an accelerated program. Not from the east coast, however, so I'm sure that hurt a lot.
  5. by   sunshine0509
    GoGatsby- Im extremely interested in this program for next year and am doing an accelerated program as well. DO you think it hurt your chances? Did you have patient care/nurse tech experience?

    Does anyone know if nurse externship/tech/patient care experience is needed for this program?

    Thanks in advance for any help!
  6. by   gogatsby
    My program was one year straight through, with only one week between quarters. No time for any sort of CNA or patient care tech experience. I don't know how much of a difference it really makes, but if you are known on a floor and want a job there, I can definitely see how that would help you get a job.

    I'm having trouble getting a job despite an excellent academic record. I don't have any health care experience outside of clinicals and some volunteer work prior to nursing school. It's very tough out there right now, especially if you're looking for jobs in areas where there is no shortage.
  7. by   lsm332
    Has anyone heard anything from the medical nurse internship?
  8. by   Tsiasn
    Hi lsm-- I applied for the medical internship and the critical nurse internship and the ED internship. I got rejected from the ED internship and I got an interview from the other ones. He,y I thought it went pretty good and I thought I answered the questions the best I can. I heard they want to be magnet so theyll hire from within (their cnas) and theyll only hire bsns. plus i've never had any hospital experience, only nursing home experience.

    what kills me is they make you wait for so long. most of the other internship programs ive applied to let you know in early april! this sucks b/c by then, they want you to sign a contract. christiana is my 1st choice and if they don't take me for somethhing, ive wasted the new grad application cycle and won't be able to apply until later this year..... oh well.
  9. by   Tsiasn
    anyway-- i heard we will hear back sometime either next week or the week after. afterall, the internship begins next month.
  10. by   Tsiasn
    Got the dreaded email today. Rejected......................................
    Should I have gone into pharmacy???
  11. by   lsm332
    At least you got an interview. I have a lot of experience as a tech/co-op/nursing assistant and didn't even get that. In fact, I didn't get any response at all.
  12. by   Jerzy Girl
    Sorry to hear that you didn't get the internship. I am a Christiana employee and I was hired and I did not have ANY nursing experience, just clinicals from nursing school. I do know they hire from within a lot but that is not always the case. Right now there is a hiring far no layoffs. I know how hard it is for a new grad to get a job, let alone the economy and cutting back on hiring. Best wishes to both.
  13. by   hownic23
    Hi All,

    I decided to take an offer at a community hospital in Philly so I withdrew from consideration before finding out if I got an offer from CC. Since I live in Philly I felt more comfortable taking a job here and waiting out all freezes at the major teaching hospitals rather than making a 2.5 yr comittment out of state.
    I feel really fortunate to have gotten a job at all. All I can suggest is to keep applying. Don't get bogged down in the negativity about the market-- if you put a positive face forward, recruitors will take notice. Also, make sure your cover letter and resume are MINT!

    Good luck to all 2009 Grads!