Legacy Versant RN Residency, Late Summer 2013

  1. Thought it would be nice to start a new thread for those of us who are applying this time around and to be able to support each other!
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  3. by   nurse_2365
    I am applying to the program too. In the middle of getting my reference process completed. Good luck through this long process!
  4. by   db2xs
    The email that asks for references says to turn them in within the next 24 hours. Isn't that odd? I received the email Friday evening, so any types of questions I could potentially have had (and I did have one) wouldn't be possible. In any case, I filled out the reference form and turned it in.

    All the best to you, nurse_2365! And to everyone else :-)
  5. by   Sand_Dollar
    Count me in as well. First time applying for me.
  6. by   nurse_2365
    @db2xs I also received the email Friday evening and thought it was odd that they would ask for it to completed within 24 hours.
  7. by   ORJH4
    I just applied TODAY! I didn't even realize the application was posted...such a busy month! What is the whole deal with the references?
  8. by   finadul04
    Has anyone been contacted to schedule the first round of interviews that are supposed to happen on June 14th?
  9. by   Sand_Dollar
    Nothing yet for me. I keep checking my inbox on a daily basis! It will be a phone interview first for me since I'm from out of state.
  10. by   finadul04
    Got the email today to schedule as a Critical Care candidate.
    @sand_dollar, so you're aware in the past I did a phone interview for this program because at the time I lived out of state. If my memory serves me correctly, they did not schedule my interview with me until after all the in person interviews had already been completed. So don't fret if it seems to be getting late for a call.
  11. by   alr25
    Do you think it put you at a disadvantage to do a phone interview instead of in person?
  12. by   Sand_Dollar
    I got my email today too. They sent me the in-person interview email stating June 14, but sent another an hour or so later saying 'Whoops, sorry. We'll call you to schedule yours later.' I just sat down in a theatre, so didn't have time to freak out about not being able to log in. lol

    finadul04 - I reread my post and see where I wasn't clear. I didn't mean I would get my phone interview before the in person ones, but rather it would be a phone interview first and if I was lucky, then would get an in-person one. Sorry about that.

    Question for you finadul04, did your email state specifically you were interviewing for a critical care spot, or did it list the department when you picked your interview time? Just wondering since my email didn't mention anything about unit placement.

    Good luck to everyone! I hope we all get spots!!
  13. by   jsiegall37
    Just got my email for a phone interview. Has anyone here applied before or been through their interview process? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
  14. by   finadul04
    @alr25 I always wondered if doing a phone interview had put me at a disadvantage. I was concerned that it would and inquired with HR on their recommendation. They stressed that it made no difference if the preliminary interview was in person or over the phone.

    @sand_dollar, sorry about the confusion As far as your question about the interview for Critical Care, they did not have me choose a time slot depending on my interest, rather it only listed times. After I scheduled my time on the website it said that I was booked for Critical Care. I did, however, put ICU as my top area of interest in the application which may be why it booked me for Critical Care. More details about my previous interview experience below.

    @jsiegall37 This is my second time applying. I had applied for Summer of 2012, as I graduated in May 2012. Since we are allowed to continue to apply until we have 1 year of experience, I decided to try again this summer. At the time I lived in Illinois and my preliminary interview was over the phone. The manager who did my interview was very nice and helped to calm my nerves. After the interview, she explained that they used a spreadsheet where information was inserted (such as if we have RN experience, ADN or BSN, and highlights from the interview). This spreadsheet can then be viewed by all hiring managers, regardless of who you specifically interview with, and contains every single applicant. If your experience and application meet what they're looking for, any department may contact you for a final interview. Of course, it has been a year, so they may be doing things differently now.
    During my first interview process, I was also active in a forum on allnurses.com to keep in touch with others who were applying. Many had applied 1, 2, or even 3 times before. They discussed how you are more likely to get an opportunity if you have your BSN and RN experience. It was also mentioned that it is common for Legacy to get over 500 applicants and only have 20 spots to fill. Obviously this varies, but I cannot imagine that it is vastly different. Only one girl in the forum got a job offer. She had her BSN and worked on a pediatrics unit in a hospital, I believe. Basically the more experience and certifications you have, along with a BSN, the more desirable you appear on your application.
    As far as interview questions, all I remember is that they were nothing like I expected.

    OH, and if you live out of state, make sure you apply for your license in Oregon ASAP so if you get a job offer you have an Oregon license! I transferred mine from Illinois to Oregon and it took about 6 weeks. It is a timely process, but Oregon makes it very easy.