New nurse grad training programs on Oahu?

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    Hi, I am a nursing student here on the Big island and will be graduating in May with a BSN degree. I was wondering if anyone knows which hospitals on Oahu have a new nurse grad training program. Any information about the hospitals on Oahu would be great. Thank you!!!
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    Hi there. I'm starting out as a new RN next month. I looked into these hospitals:

    These three have programs:
    Queen's Medical Center
    Hawaii Pacific Health (various facilities like Straub, KMCWC)
    St. Francis (Liliha campus)

    I was told that Kaiser put a hold on hiring new grads (many positions filled); I don't recall whether they had a formal program in place (I inquired about a month and a half ago).

    Wahiawa also has a program but limited spots.

    Castle Medical Center does not have an official program, and the nurse recruiter said that most depts require 1+yr of experience.

    The application process for each place is different. I'll be starting out at Queen's. The next new grad class begins April 19... I'm excited and scared all at once!

    Good luck!
    Last edit by janda03 on Mar 29, '04
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    Thanks for the info . I'll look into these hospitals. Good luck on your new job and congrats with passing the NCLEX!!! What department will you be working at, and did you get to choose?

    Quote from janda03
    Hi there. I'm starting out as a new RN next month. I looked into these hospitals:

    These three have programs:
    Queen's Medical Center
    Hawaii Pacific Health (various facilities like Straub, KMCWC)
    St. Francis (Liliha campus)

    I was told that Kaiser put a hold on hiring new grads (many positions filled); I don't recall whether they had a formal program in place (I inquired about a month and a half ago).

    Wahiawa also has a program but limited spots.

    Castle Medical Center does not have an official program, and the nurse recruiter said that most depts require 1+yr of experience.

    The application process for each place is different. I'll be starting out at Queen's. The next new grad class begins April 19... I'm excited and scared all at once!

    Good luck!
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    Hi, I wanted to go to the ED but they weren't offering a class. I'm starting out on the Neuroscience unit. Let HR know what specialties/departments you're interested in and they'll try to match you as long as there are positions available and classes open. Any more ?s, feel free to ask!
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    Do you have any suggestions for studying/preparing for the NCLEX??? :spin:

    Quote from janda03
    Hi, I wanted to go to the ED but they weren't offering a class. I'm starting out on the Neuroscience unit. Let HR know what specialties/departments you're interested in and they'll try to match you as long as there are positions available and classes open. Any more ?s, feel free to ask!
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    I took the Kaplan prep course and thought it really helpful in getting me ready for the NCLEX as far as how to approach and pick apart questions. A friend and I also pitched in together to purchase the Kaplan online review. Kaplan is pricey but I got a discount for signing up early ($50 off thru my school), and figured it was a good investment.

    For content review I had the Saunders 2nd Ed and Nursing Made Incredibly Easy (just Content, not Q&A) books, although to be honest, I really did not crack these open. I mainly just used the coursebook, CD (with 7 exams) and online service -- all from Kaplan. I also had to go through a weeklong course mandated by my school and taught by ERI. It was a complete waste of time.

    Study now, do a lot of practice questions and visit the Graduate Nurse Forum here. Many a thread has been posted regarding how to study and what other people have done to prepare. Best of luck to you! :wink2:
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    Hello:chuckle

    I will be graduating Dec 2004 with my BSN degree and was wondering if you could give me some tips for applying and how I could attend any orientation sessions?? I don't know exactly which field I want to go into yet, so any advice would help. Also, do you enjoy being a new nurse??

    Thanks so much, hope to hear from you,
    UHRN2004

    Quote from janda03
    Hi there. I'm starting out as a new RN next month. I looked into these hospitals:

    These three have programs:
    Queen's Medical Center
    Hawaii Pacific Health (various facilities like Straub, KMCWC)
    St. Francis (Liliha campus)

    I was told that Kaiser put a hold on hiring new grads (many positions filled); I don't recall whether they had a formal program in place (I inquired about a month and a half ago).

    Wahiawa also has a program but limited spots.

    Castle Medical Center does not have an official program, and the nurse recruiter said that most depts require 1+yr of experience.

    The application process for each place is different. I'll be starting out at Queen's. The next new grad class begins April 19... I'm excited and scared all at once!

    Good luck!
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    Hi UHRN, I applied via sending emails to the HR depts or filling out the online apps to the hospitals I was interested in. I heard back from almost every place, either to proceed with the application process or to be informed that they weren't hiring, etc. Each place is different in what they require of you. For instance, Queen's did not give me a med calc test, whereas Hawaii Pacific Health did...

    The last time I checked the Honolulu Advertiser online, Queen's was hiring for a lot of their depts. They also have a new grad class scheduled (don't know when the next one is but it usually coincides with nursing school graduations). I can only speak of Queen's orientation/new grad program since I went through it -- I thought highly of it and would say that it adequately prepares you to transition to the floor. You will be able to choose which dept you want to work in before you start the new grad program.

    Good luck with the job search and congrats on finishing school!

    Quote from UHRN2004
    Hello:chuckle

    I will be graduating Dec 2004 with my BSN degree and was wondering if you could give me some tips for applying and how I could attend any orientation sessions?? I don't know exactly which field I want to go into yet, so any advice would help. Also, do you enjoy being a new nurse??

    Thanks so much, hope to hear from you,
    UHRN2004


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