Hello everyone, I am new to this area/state and have been looking around for hospitals to apply at. I am a new grad with no experience (not sure if CNA experience counts) and just graduated with my ADN on December 2013. I've seen many job openings at Methodist Healthcare and I've noticed under the "experience" section it says: RN I Less than six months experience. MHS practice for RNs with less than six months experience is to attend an RN Residency program."
Does this mean I have to apply for their residency program in order to get a job there as a new grad? If that is the case, does anyone have any idea of when the hospitals around here start accepting applications for the program?
I'm new to the residency program idea. I don't know much about it and I've notice mostly all the hospitals in SA have a residency program (Baptist, Southwest General, Christus..). Please help me understand. Any insight on the hospitals around here would be great. Thanks in advance