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Vanderbilt Nurse Residency Program - Winter 2013 - page 15

I just mailed off my packet to Vanderbilt today! I'm so nervous and really hoping to get an interview for this program. Adult Critical Care is my first choice. I graduated in May 2012 with my BSN... Read More

  1. Visit  LaurenJonesRN profile page
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    Quote from RNJoseph1908
    Wow that's so close! I live in Portland. What school did you graduate from?
    WSU. Where did you go? Yeah, I'm happy to have someone from the PNW in Nashville
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    Hey guys! I am coming from CA and am also looking into how to get all my stuff to Nashville. I have started looking into cross-country moving companies and they are terribly expensive. Any advice or info you may have, please share and I'll do the same. I am looking forward to meeting all of you
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    Hi, I moved to TN from MI a few months ago. I just received my TN license. I first got my TN driver's license and then it took approx. two months to get my nursing license in TN. Congrats to you!!!! Where did you graduate from?


    Saribeari...my gpa was 3.8 -I had a lot of work experience but it had more to do with working with children and psych than hospital work! My only experience outside of clinicals was volunteering at a hospital and for hospice....as far as interviews go I'm so glad I practiced all different types of behavioral questions because they definitely ask a ton! Everyone was super friendly though so it made me feel comfortable.
    Last edit by traumaRUs on Jan 4, '16
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  4. Visit  jennderveen profile page
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    The apartment hunt is on!!!! I am going to be moving from Chicago. When are the out of staters going to be moving? I am shooting to be in Nashville by the 15th or 16th. I feel like that is a good time to get settled and have time for all the pre-employment paperwork/appointments.

    @Saribeari-I had a GPA of 3.6 and 5 years of experience as a Nursing Assistant. I completed an externship between my junior and senior years at the Mayo Clinic. For Peds experience-I worked at a Summer Camp & Nanny experience. I held leadership within my school's Nursing Student Organization & various other on-campus organizations. I did not have volunteer experience in a hospital setting-but clocked a LOT of hours at my local church.

    Hope this helps!
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    I just got into the women's Heath track. I am excited beyond belief!! I'll be moving from Oregon so I will share any information about cross country moving I find. Instead of moving all my furniture out, Im leaning towards just bring 5 50 lb bags on the plane and calling it good. I'm hoping to rent a room in a house that's already furnished. Does anyone know when the Facebook group will start?
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    Hi Every One!!
    I just checked my spam email and found my acceptance letter from Vanderbilt that was emailed out on the 16th! SO CRAZY I can't believe I almost missed it! I am in for the pediatric track
    I'm from Seattle and went to University of Washington for nursing school. My GPA was 3.96 and I have a previous degree in biology as well. I did my senior practicum on a pediatric unit which probably helped for getting into the peds track. I had three years of experience as a medical assistant before nursing school and have been volunteering at a free clinic since graduating in August.
    I just interviewed on Friday for a position at Seattle Children's so I'm still waiting to hear back. I'd probably choose to stay in Seattle if I get both jobs just because my family/friends/boyfriend all live here! Either way--I'm extremely happy to have gotten in and congrats to every one else!
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    Quote from cledbet
    Hi Every One!!
    I just checked my spam email and found my acceptance letter from Vanderbilt that was emailed out on the 16th! SO CRAZY I can't believe I almost missed it! I am in for the pediatric track
    I'm from Seattle and went to University of Washington for nursing school. My GPA was 3.96 and I have a previous degree in biology as well. I did my senior practicum on a pediatric unit which probably helped for getting into the peds track. I had three years of experience as a medical assistant before nursing school and have been volunteering at a free clinic since graduating in August.
    I just interviewed on Friday for a position at Seattle Children's so I'm still waiting to hear back. I'd probably choose to stay in Seattle if I get both jobs just because my family/friends/boyfriend all live here! Either way--I'm extremely happy to have gotten in and congrats to every one else!
    Omg what a nice surprise for you to find! lol
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    I'm looking into applying for the summer 2013 cohort and am trying to look ahead at my finances to see if the move is financially feasible for me to make before applications open here in a week. Would anyone mind sharing the hourly wage for RN new grads? Thanks!
    Last edit by emc0 on Nov 19, '12
  9. Visit  RNJoseph1908 profile page
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    [QUOTE=LaurenJonesRN;7038500]WSU. Where did you go? Yeah, I'm happy to have someone from the PNW in Nashville [I graduated from University of Portland. I just found out another UP graduate also got accepted so there will be a few of us!]
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    Jennderveen- I can't figure out how to reply to your comment (this website is a bit confusing) but I'm planning to get there Jan 14th. I have checked with shipping companies and I think I will ship my car and fly by plane and take what I really need. I'm going to sell my furniture here in Oregon and start off new in Tennessee. I hope I'm making the right decision but it's so expensive to move to a new state!

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    Nursey 86- I'm in the same boat as you. I will be coming from Oregon and have been comparing costs of driving vs flying, and what to do with my furniture. I have decided to ship my car there, if you are shipping your car I would check out Transport Reviews.com - Ratings and Reviews of Auto Transport Companies - Your Source For Finding a Quality Auto Transporter! You can read reviews there on several companies. Have you looked into freight trains? I have heard it's usually cheaper to send boxes that way vs UPS/Fed Ex. Just some thoughts
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    Quote from RNJoseph1908
    Nursey 86- I'm in the same boat as you. I will be coming from Oregon and have been comparing costs of driving vs flying, and what to do with my furniture. I have decided to ship my car there, if you are shipping your car I would check out Transport Reviews.com - Ratings and Reviews of Auto Transport Companies - Your Source For Finding a Quality Auto Transporter! You can read reviews there on several companies. Have you looked into freight trains? I have heard it's usually cheaper to send boxes that way vs UPS/Fed Ex. Just some thoughts
    Have to look into that, thank you
  13. Visit  cstark profile page
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    Moving cross country is so complicated! I moved once before (from Los Angeles to Baltimore) and hired a moving company and drove my car cross country. The drive was doable since I had family along I-70 in Denver and Kansas to stay with, it was June with nice weather, plus my mom drove with me. This was 5 years ago and I had the company move my bed, dresser, desk, some larger paintings, TONS of boxes, all my clothing and some other stuff for around $1100 - they also did all the moving of my stuff into the truck and into the new place - which was great since the new place had lots of stairs.

    I'm thinking this time around I will pay for a moving company (I actually own more nice furniture now so I really don't want to sell it and repurchase). But my plan right now is to sell my car (its 13 years old and I've got the feeling that the next thing that goes wrong will probably cost a lot) and maybe do a 2-year lease in Nashville - that way if I want to stay after the 2 years I could buy that car (and we should be making more money then) or I can be done with the lease and avoid having to get a car back to California. I want to avoid driving I-40 in the middle of January - it could be really cold with lots of ice or snow. I think it would be cheapest to do a Uhaul cross country instead of hiring movers, but January weather is just not what I want to drive a Uhaul in!

    I'm thinking I will fly out mid-January (with my dog, just to make things complicated), just find a place then, stay in a motel while I look, and get a car. Sounds like a crazy two weeks before we start the program! I don't really want to spend the money to fly out before and apartment search and end up paying for a place longer then I have to. Am I crazy? Anyway, if anyone else is thinking of looking for places the few weeks before and wants to share a motel, let me know closer to January.

    I'm very excited for this new adventure and meeting everyone in the program. It sounds like there are a lot of us from all over the country, so good luck everyone as you figure out your move. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving - we have lots to be thankful for.

    Chelsea
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