I just applied to their RN residency program! Although I applied to the OR, I just wanted to hopefully hear from some nurses who work there. I have heard many great things about it.
I had a friend from nursing school here locally get into the program....she loved it. She did CVICU and now she's doing other stuff and has transferred to different departments over time. She really loves it there. I used to work there, but I worked there long before I was even in nursing school forget about after I graduated.
I am new at this website and have stumbled upon your post about All Children's Hospital and their RN Residency Program. I am highly interested in this program and am planning to relocate to Florida around October in hopes of being a part of the next residency class in November. Seeing that you have been accepted into the program, I was wondering what is the process of applying and how competitive is it? I really would like the opportunity to be a part of this program as I am interested in Pediatrics. I have yet to obtain my Florida state license but have my Hawaii state license pulling my hair out trying to find a job out here lol. Therefore I am hoping that relocating to Florida will be a better career choice for me. So far, I am liking what All Children's Hospital RN residency program has to offer and am really hoping to get in. Please let me know any further information about this program, when I should start applying, what the program is like and what to expect, and any other hospitals around the area that offer new grad RN programs. Sorry for soo many questions. It will be my first time moving out of the islands and I just don't want to be moving out there without a job guaranteed. I will be calling HR for more information next week about the All Childrens program. Congratulations and best of luck to you and mahalo for your help!
Thanks for the response to your post. Since you are in the program, would you be able to offer any insight? I've noticed that the last few classes have recruited for about 12-18 spots only. Any idea if this is the case for the August class? Lastly, any pointers on what they're looking for in the application pool? Does the application require an essay?
I plan calling All Children's tomorrow to get more information regarding the application process.
"I wanna say I heard they accept about 10-15% of the 100-150 that apply. I am interested but, they really are off the mark with the Aug start date for May graduates"
Actually, that's pretty common for RN graduates for May anywhere.
I work at ACH. I had a year of experience in a similar hospital in Chicago where I began my career. ACH is a great hospital to work for. It's definitely a good idea to start off as a tech here, as I know that my manager is sorta holding two spots for the techs that work on our floor who recently graduated nursing school... I work with another nurse who is a BSN, and never worked at ACH before being hired into the RN residency program, though.
I hate to cut in here, but did any of the posters who commented this year apply for the August program? I still haven't heard anything, and I am being driven insane by it....the vague answers from HR only exacerbate the feeling, lol. Can someone PM me and let me know if they have started to notify? I have been BIDING time on a great job opportunity, because I want to work here that badly. Someone, ease my mind! I heard that ADNs are always weeded out, for the most part...that's discouraging.
Hi evansmum, I too applied for the Residency program and have not heard back a thing. I was for sure I would get an interview I have my BSN, and did my practicum in peds oncology and have accessed over 30 ports which is a skill most new nurses don't have. I read on twitter they had 190 people apply. I trying to figure why I got weeded out, my letters were excellent... I'm puzzled. Erica