Penn State Hershey nurse residency

  1. Hi all,

    Just want to see if anyone else has applied to the July 2013 new grad residency program. I live in Cali so this would be a big move for me, but it seems like an awesome place to work. Plus, the job market here is horrible for new grads even if you have connections!!
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  3. by   k1569
    I just submitted my questionnaire! I am going for heart and vascular critical care of MICU. What are you going for? Will you have a BSN? Good luck!
  4. by   sandytoedRN
    Hello all I applied for HVICU and med/surg and neuroscience, I guess it will be some time before we find out if we are selected for interviews. Good luck to all!
  5. by   babybluelife
    Good luck to you too! I will not have a BSN, but I have applied to some and I mentioned that in my cover letter. My choices were: cancer institute, med/surg, and HV progressive care.

    Do you both live near Penn State Hershey?
  6. by   sandytoedRN
    to babybluelife I live in Lancaster County (one county over) probably 20-25 minute drive. I have been contemplating BSN programs and probably will start with Kaplan U in march through online. I actually did some of my clinical at Hershey during my RN program, It was a fantastic experience!
  7. by   PAjama_Mama
    Glad this thread was started

    I also applied. I'm working on my clinical narrative, which is how I found this post. Never did one before so I'm struggling! But on the questionnaire I chose ER, HVICU, and SICU. I would say "anything in critical care" but at this point, anything at Hershey would make me happy! Just want to get my foot in the door.

    Good luck, everyone!
  8. by   k1569
    I live in New Jersey. It is about 2 and a half hours from me. But I would be happy to move if I got a spot.
  9. by   babybluelife
    Hi pajama_mama. Yes, the clinical narrative did take a while for me to write, I have never written one either. Hopefully, it's what they were looking for! Good luck!
  10. by   PAjama_Mama
    babybluelife, my fingers are crossed as well! On the questionnaire I chose SICU, but when I recently went back to FAQ site, it showed that the number of interns being accepted was "0" I could SWEAR it was 3 before! Got my confirmation today that they received everything and to just wait it out. NOT EASY!!!
  11. by   babybluelife
    That is strange. I wonder if it had to do with the amount of funding the have for each department. Maybe they'll love you and offer you a spot in SICU, who knows! I can't wait either, it seems like an eternity away from now...

    Are you graduating this semester?
  12. by   KittyinNj
    i moved to pa to get the experience, finished the residency, you guys will def learn alot, however, dont expect any days off or any approved vacations, this place is notorious for favoring the highest seniority rns due to their union and regulations. not to mention the fact of being underpaid and worked like a dog
  13. by   babybluelife
    Do you think it was worth it though? I know that the 1st year will most likely be tough, no matter where I go. Are you going to stay at Hershey or apply for jobs somewhere else? Any helpful tips you have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  14. by   kms543
    I've applied for the Summer 2013 Residency!! I picked the NICU, PICU, and one other I forget.. I really don't want to wait till March to find anything out! Think they'd ever let us know earlier?