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

  1. Visit  cmmiller85} profile page
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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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  3. Visit  iridium54} profile page
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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.
  4. Visit  chuckster} profile page
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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.
  5. Visit  hiddencatRN} profile page
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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.
  6. Visit  iridium54} profile page
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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!).
  7. Visit  missy32} profile page
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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.
  8. Visit  iridium54} profile page
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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.
  9. Visit  jordynwallacee} profile page
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    I also made it through that round, now I'm so confused as to how to stay on top of it and get a second interview ASAP! I really don't want to wait for 6 months to pass before I get another chance! The only thing I've heard is to keep emailing them bi monthly that you are still interested but I wish there was more I could do!
  10. Visit  iridium54} profile page
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    I have no idea. It's very frustrating. I'd say just send in everything you can (Child Abuse, fingerprints) and try to find a connection there...
  11. Visit  LadyFree28} profile page
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    hapadole, I'm starting in February 😄

    @Missy and any other new grads in the post, I know 2 classmates/nursing sisters who work there, didn't use them as references. I also used a skills/experience based resume...I also have 12 years healthcare experience, 7 as an LPN, mainly in Pediatrics-not in acute care, so I thought that would limit me, which it did when apply to a lot of acute care hospitals-over 100 rejections!!! 😳

    They started in Late September/early October with the phone screen process, up to offering me the job last Friday. I also kept contact via email during each process, the transcripts, confirming my interview in November, when I received my Child Abuse Clearance, what the process of choosing candidates were. My recruiter was upfront in letting me know how many positions were open and that they would reach a decision in two weeks. I just was assertive in the communication process, and was myself. Kind of a Patrica Benner nerd, they loved that..had a discussion about my research paper, which used Benner...that may have scored points, lol😄 but mainly stayed assertive and advocated that I would be a great asset, and backed it up by being honest about clinical situations, what I would do to improve a situation or what I can do better in the future, etc. Sometimes we get up tight about our dream job and forget to relax and show the human side of ourselves. Most hospitals want competent nurses that can be true to theirselves and the profession and have a heart balance at that, and that can be any one and everyone.

    I'm just glad I have landed my dream job, seen what it was about in the shadow process and I am excited to learn and work in Critical Care Pediatric Nursing!

    Keep your heads up! I know a fellow co work who interviewed for a job in May and JUST got the position. She starts in January.

    It will be over 1 year since my last semester of clinicals and nursing school (completed nursing classes December 2011), and 8 months (licensed June 2012) so the range 8-12 months post grad rings true, REGARDLESS of experience or not....
  12. Visit  NewRN33} profile page
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    Hi everyone!i know this post is older but I just got accepted into the New Rn Talent Pool at CHOP on Monday (I had to record an interview in which HR recorded questions and I had a time limit to answer them). Yesterday I received an email to interview for the PICU on Oct. 6th and had to go online and pick a time. Does anyone have any tips/hints/suggestions? I would LOVE to work at CHOP, I just graduated in May of 2014 with my BSN and have been working at Jefferson in an ICU since May of 2013. I wasn't sure if this upcoming interview was a pipeline interview or what?
    Thanks everyone!
  13. Visit  Gingermetimbers} profile page
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    Hi! I also got accepted into the New RN talent pool and received an email about setting up an interview with one if the medical units. They didn't direct me to an online sign in though, just asked my availability. I'm nervous and curious as well! If anyone has any info please post! I'm curious!
  14. Visit  2014nurseBSN} profile page
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    What types of questions did they ask you in the video interview? I am trying to prepare for it. Thanks!


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