New Graduate RN's at CHOP - page 2

hey all! any other new grads starting at CHOP in December? i will be in the PICU :D... Read More

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    It boggles my mind to see proof that new grads are being hired at CHOP constantly. I have over 10 years of experience, a BSN, and they refuse to give me the time of day.

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    So then where do the new grads get experience?
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    Do you remember the interviewers' name? If so, DM me I can probably get the info for you. I work at CHOP...was hired as a new grad ;-)
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    I don't remember her name I sent a thank you email to the general email address so maybe that was better than nothing. Hopefully i'll hear good news soon!
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    Yes, I cannot wait to hopefully hear GOOD NEWS! Good luck to all! I know it could be a long wait even after that, but I just want to know I made the first cut.
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    Quote from CM-RNBSN
    So then where do the new grads get experience?
    It looks to me that many, possibly most, don't. From what I can tell, since about 2009, new grads are waiting anywhere from 12 to as long as 18 months to find jobs, with many not finding nursing employment at all. Of those who do land nursing jobs, far more wind up in LTC now than was the case in the past.

    Well over 2,000 students from Phila area colleges pass the NCLEX each year, which seems to be far more than local hospitals can absorb. It would not surprise me to learn that many nursing grads never get that coveted 1-2 years of experience and drop out of the nursing workforce altogether.
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    Quote from chuckster
    It looks to me that many, possibly most, don't. From what I can tell, since about 2009, new grads are waiting anywhere from 12 to as long as 18 months to find jobs, with many not finding nursing employment at all. Of those who do land nursing jobs, far more wind up in LTC now than was the case in the past.

    Well over 2,000 students from Phila area colleges pass the NCLEX each year, which seems to be far more than local hospitals can absorb. It would not surprise me to learn that many nursing grads never get that coveted 1-2 years of experience and drop out of the nursing workforce altogether.
    My classmates seemed to do much better finding jobs than that. The big employment surges in my class seemed to be 2, 4, and 8 months post graduation. Some folks relocated or found jobs outside of hospitals but most of us got hospital jobs, many in a specialty. And yes, this is in the Philly area.
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    Anyone with any ideas on how to follow-up/stay in the game POST New Talent Pool interview? I was fortunate enough to have made it through that round, and I am thrilled. But now looking for advice on next steps. (And congrats to anyone else who did also!).
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    How did you get to that part, did you know someone or have experience. I'm just trying to get a feel of how they are picking people or is just a matter of luck.
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    How did you get to that part, did you know someone or have experience. I'm just trying to get a feel of how they are picking people or is just a matter of luck.
    Missy, I do not have experience nor do I know anyone. In August maybe (?) I applied to what seemed like new grad jobs on CHOP's website. I called a few days later to follow up and I received an email with some short-answer type questions (ie 'why peds?'). Upon answering them, a few weeks later I received an email inviting me to interview during their New Talent Pool interview day. It seems to be a day they interview a whole bunch of new grads. That was three weeks ago. Now I am hoping to go on to the next step, but it is really all up in the air. I would contact HR, maybe email them your resume or just apply to jobs on the website and follow up. I think they will do the next interview day in January. Otherwise network, network, network. One other piece of advice: start doing your PA child abuse clearance and fingerprinting now. You'll need that to work anywhere in Peds/OB. Also, maybe even get a PPD done so you have proof of being TB negative within the past year.


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