New Grad RN's in San Antonio - page 2

So, for all of those new nurses in San Antonio who are pretty much at wit's end looking for job, I just had an interview and was hired at Southwest General Hospital for their new grad RN program.... Read More

  1. by   Iammblessed2011
    ok! thank you
  2. by   KiaP38 RN
    UPDATE: The start for the program has been pushed back to the 17th. So for those who still want a chance, now's the time to go for it. =] If anyone need the recruiter's e-mail, let me know.
  3. by   OK Nurse
    Good luck!
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Oct 6, '11 : Reason: Please do not link to personal blog
  4. by   Iammblessed2011
    I got the job San Antonio here i come!!!

    Thank you KiaP38 RN.. What floor are you working for?
  5. by   2blessings

    Iamblessed2011 or KiaP38 RN can either of you send me the email address for the recruiter. Is this program only for BSN grads?

    I am in an ADN program in Maryland and I graduate in December.

    Any other information will be appreciated.

  6. by   Ochin09
    Hi Kia, I checked the website but it shows that the position is PRN or On Call and do not pay benefits. Can you tell me if this is true?
  7. by   Ochin09
    Can you send me the email too? Thanks!
  8. by   KiaP38 RN
    Sorry for the delay. I've been out of town. What I know is that I think it is for BSN RNs. I'm not 100% sure so apply and see what they say. Next it's not PRN, it's pool per diem. Meaning they they pay hourly, 36 hours guaranteed a week, with no benefits for the first 90 days of training. After that they will assign you a permanent position on a specific floor, and benefits will be added. Also there is a 18 month contract. Which is common for most if not all new grad programs.

    @Iammblessed From what I know, it's pool, so I don't know what floor I'll be on first.
  9. by   Iammblessed2011
    Yay!!! I am so excited! I can't wait to start

    I am RN right now and will graduate with BSN in december and i was hired so try and see what they say.
  10. by   mwirawanRN
    hey guys, I was just wondering if it has started yet? I went online to look for it, and it is still up so I applied. Hopefully I will get the same results as you two and get a job! I graduated in May and got my boards in June, and STILL trying to find a job. Congrats to you two for your new job!
  11. by   mwirawanRN
    Hey there, I was wondering if your orientation has started and how is it? I applied for it and I have an interview next friday.
  12. by   Kitsha88
    I will be interviewing with them for a new grad position. If someone who has started working at this facility (as a new grad or RN) can post about how it is going thus far that would be great. I'm interested in this hospital, but there isn't a lot of information about their new grad program on their website. Is it good or bad thus far?
  13. by   xnrsxvx
    I went through the new grad program and was happy to have a job but unhappy with some of the practices and how disorganized the orientation process was. Preceptor's are not trained to be preceptors.

    I left because once my orientation process was up, I was not "guaranteed" a full time schedule. Many times employees were put on call or sent home because of low census. Plus they do not tell you this, but once you are hired as a full time employee your pay rate drops from $25/hr to $21/hr and then benefits are taken out. They made it seem as if our pay would be around $21/hr after benefits are taken out. There are new grad programs in San Antonio starting at $21/hr that do not require you to sign a contract.

    I had no problem signing a contract because I was willing to pay the $1500 to get out early if I was unhappy, simply because I was desperate for a job.

    PS - This hospital does not have a good reputation at all. Your patient load as a new RN is 7 patients, even on the first day off orientation. They say they will try their best not too, but this is not cost effective for their bottom line.