Vanderbilt Nurse Residency Program - Winter 2013 - page 19

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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 from Washington State... Read More


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    saribeari My GPA was 3.2 and I have 4 years experience as CNA/Caregiver. Good luck on applying I'm sure you'll do great. I live in Oregon so I only did a Skype interview but the staff seemed very friendly! The application process itself wasn't too bad, I thought the interview was a little tricky because they asked many scenario based questions. I wasn't sure if my answers were what they were "looking for" so this 1 month wait has felt like eternity! I'm so happy to have gotten in, now I'm just doing a lot of research on moving as far as shipping my car/driving/flying... So many decisions to make!!!
    RNJoseph1908 - What city do you live in? I'm from Richland, Washington.
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    Wow that's so close! I live in Portland. What school did you graduate from?
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    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?
    Hey I'm not sure if you were asking me, but I graduated from Michigan State University in their accelerated program....what about you?

    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.
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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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    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


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