Hospitals with new graduate internships use these programs to provide required classes and training to the new graduates as one large group rather than several small groups. For this reason most hospitals new graduate internships usually start these programs once or twice a year based on the graduation cycles of the local nursing programs
. Additionally most of these programs are very competitive, usually with more persons applying than positions available.
If the hospitals that you have applied to have an internship program you should be able to find information on their website with dates for application deadline, when interviews would start, and when the program would begin.
Many hospital's human resource websites tell you that you should be contacted within a certain time period. When you submitted your application on line, did you receive an e-mail confirmation? If so, this may contain information as well regarding when and how you should be contacted. If it has been less than 2 weeks since you submitted your application I would not be concerned about the delay.
If it has been longer than 2 weeks since completing your application or you did not receive an e-mail confirmation calling human resources would not be unreasonable. When calling, just tell them that you completed an online application on x date and that you were calling to verify its status. Before calling prepare a list of questions that you want answered. Some examples of questions to ask:
1. Do you have an internship program?
2. If so, what is the start date?
3. Do you hire new nursing graduates without an internship?
4. When can I expect to be contacted?
5. If I only sent a resume, do I need to complete an application now?
6. If I only sent a resume, when/how do I complete an application?
7. How long will my application be kept on file?
8. Will I be considered for positions other than the one I applied for?
Good luck with the job search
and best wishes in your career.