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RIH/Hasbro Critical Care Internships: - page 2

I was just wondering if anyone has any information about the Critical Care Internships offered for new grads at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's? First priority is given to students... Read More

  1. Visit  RhodyGirl, RN profile page
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    Quote from amagre
    Hey!
    I was just wondering if i would have a chance at the internship? I am from Minnesota, and I am currently going to SDSU in brookings, SD. I will be graduating next may with my BSN. I would like to apply because my finace recently got an internship at a golf course located near Providence. Any information would be helpful! Thanks!
    We had a guest speaker at my school last week who told us that when he applied in May for this internship, there were over 200 applicants. I would think that RI residents would take precedence over out of states, just due to the increased likelihood of actually staying/working in the state.
    I am also graduating next May with a BSN and I know of many people who will be applying for this internship. I guess it can't hurt to apply, but with all of the RI BSN grads every year, I think your chances would be slim. The job market in RI is horrible.
    Not trying to be debbie downer here, just giving you the facts! Good luck with your job applications and upcoming graduation!
  2. Visit  amagre profile page
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    Thank you for your thoughts! Any information helps!
  3. Visit  imcasi profile page
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    Hi there, I am also graduating with my BSN in May from the University of Michigan and plan to apply to the RI internship. I am bummed to hear all this news but am trying to keep my head up and hope for the best. Did the guest speaker give advice on what should be emphasized in your resume and cover letters? Clinical hours etc? Thanks for your help.
  4. Visit  cjcsoon2brn profile page
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    Quote from imcasi
    Hi there, I am also graduating with my BSN in May from the University of Michigan and plan to apply to the RI internship. I am bummed to hear all this news but am trying to keep my head up and hope for the best. Did the guest speaker give advice on what should be emphasized in your resume and cover letters? Clinical hours etc? Thanks for your help.
    I go to the same school as RhodyGirl (my buddy Lauren) and although I didn't hear this particular speaker I have talked to the woman that is in charge of the internship because I am applying for it myself. Lauren is absolutely right that it is very very competitive and because over 100 people applied for it last time around more people will be expecting to apply for it in the future. From what the woman told me you need to have been a CNA/NSA before you apply for the position, you need to have a really solid GPA and good recommendation letters and most likely they will be taking mostly (if not only) BSN gradates. I did ask what I could do to strengthen my application and she said that working for a Lifespan hospitals as a CNA/NSA is the best anyone could do to look really strong for the committee. So I'm going to have to agree with Lauren that an out of state applicant is probably going to have a really tough time but it never hurts to apply.

    !Chris
    Last edit by cjcsoon2brn on Mar 10, '10
  5. Visit  imcasi profile page
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    Hi again,

    I actually just got off the phone with a nurse recruiter who provided me with some excellent information. Last year there were 135 applicants and they took 20, about half were from around the country. So you out of staters don't be discouraged! A good strong cover letter is very beneficial as well as letters of recommendation. Good luck all!
  6. Visit  RhodyGirl, RN profile page
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    Good point, Chris.....the guest speaker did say that working for lifespan as a CNA is your best way to get into this internship. Of course they are going to encourage applicants from any state, but Rhode Islanders and grads of RI nursing schools (particularly BSN) are going to take precedence over an out of state application, I can guarantee it.
  7. Visit  imcasi profile page
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    I'm just saying it doesn't hurt to apply. I'm pretty confident I have a shot, graduating with a BSN from the University of Michigan. But I am also keeping my options open. All I know is I want to get out of Michigan and see what else is out there. Sending my app in tomorrow! Good luck everyone.
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  8. Visit  RhodyGirl, RN profile page
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    Quote from imcasi
    I'm just saying it doesn't hurt to apply. I'm pretty confident I have a shot, graduating with a BSN from the University of Michigan. But I am also keeping my options open. All I know is I want to get out of Michigan and see what else is out there. Sending my app in tomorrow! Good luck everyone.
    I hear ya. Just an FYI, I've heard that certain areas of Texas have been readily accepting new grads. Not sure if that's somewhere you would want to be, but it's an option. I've lived in RI most of my life and am terrified to graduate next May and not find a job, with our current 13% unemployment rate.
  9. Visit  k31kozumi profile page
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    i have a BA and now am working on my rn degree at ccri...i decided to do that instead of go back to ric for a second BA...now im wondering if i made the right call.
    i graduate may '12. i thought my BA would be good enough but it seems a BSN is the way to go if you want to get a job. rats
  10. Visit  RhodyGirl, RN profile page
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    Quote from k31kozumi
    i have a BA and now am working on my rn degree at ccri...i decided to do that instead of go back to ric for a second BA...now im wondering if i made the right call.
    i graduate may '12. i thought my BA would be good enough but it seems a BSN is the way to go if you want to get a job. rats
    Unfortunately I think what you're saying is true. I have had ADN nurses at my clinical sites telling me that I made the right choice, because the job market is so competitive right now. It has taken some extra time, but I know that the BSN will be worth it when I'm graduating next year. Is it too late for you to switch?
  11. Visit  GuatericanNurse profile page
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    Hey everyone! For those of you who HAVE applied for the RIH Critical Care Internship Program, I have a very silly question to ask....

    Where is this darn application!!?? I see that they require
    1) A letter of interest
    2) Resume
    3) Official Transcript
    4) Two references from clinical instructors

    But where the heck are they hiding the actual application to download and fill out. I have been having the toughest time searching all over...but then maybe I thought, there is no formal application to fill out. I find this hard to believe, but maybe this is the case.

    It figured it would be less embarrasing asking you all, my fellow RN's, instead of calling up the HR department....

    Would anyone care to help?
    =)

    I know this is a competative program, and if there is an application many of you probably don't want to give it to me, but what's life without a little friendly competition!!?

    :heartbeat,
    Riagomez06
  12. Visit  GuatericanNurse profile page
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    Nevermind. I gave in and called myself lol. I couldn't wait- I am wayy to eager. Turns out that there is no actual application

    Good Luck everyone!!
  13. Visit  SadieO profile page
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    Quick question to anyone who has applied, or is applying to this program,

    The application asks to include a "list of references" then goes on to say, "Two references from clinical instructors". Does anyone know if they want just a list of reference contact info, or actual letters of recommendation? With a program this competitive, I feel like any mistake I make on the application process will get me automatically tossed into the "no" pile, which I would definitely like to avoid.

    I called HR to ask, and left a message, but nobody has gotten back to me yet.

    Good luck everyone! And thanks in advance for any information.


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