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Questions about Seton Versant RN Residency in Austin - page 18

I have just been accepted into the Seton RN residency and can answer any questions you may have. I will also be creating a post throughout my experience in the residency. Ask away!... Read More

  1. Visit  ktlam profile page
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    Purkinje: Thanks for the awesome painted picture! greatly appreciated!! And I agree with the resume part I already have like 50 printed out and ready to be dispersed!

    Was there any specific questions they would ask you in return?
  2. Visit  ktlam profile page
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    Okranurse: hey I cant reply to private messages. But feel free to email me at katie.lam.0@gmail.com that way I can reply back to you in private

    but yeah in reply....I bought a couple sheets for the department I want to stand out in and the rest is regular. Cause I know budget! but email me
  3. Visit  okranurse profile page
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    Thanks ktlam. Will email you next time.

    So excited guys! After my final skills checkoff tomorrow (basically draw any major skill out of a hat and should be able to assess, perform, and document properly), I will be on my way to the airport! Should be in Austin in time for dinner : )
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    Quote from okranurse
    Thanks ktlam. Will email you next time.

    So excited guys! After my final skills checkoff tomorrow (basically draw any major skill out of a hat and should be able to assess, perform, and document properly), I will be on my way to the airport! Should be in Austin in time for dinner : )
    have a safe flight!! and good luck!
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  5. Visit  BotoxBaby profile page
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    One of my application statuses has been updated to "declined". It was like a shot to my heart. haha. Hopefully the rest don't update to that status anytime soon...at least let me get through the open house before declining me! lol

    Good luck to all and see you soon!
  6. Visit  Purkinje profile page
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    BotoxBaby -- was it DCMC that rejected the app? If so, it might be because you're an ADN. For the June cohort, they only wanted BSNs (which was also the case for UMCB, and Seton NW). I know that each of those facilities hired at least a few ADNs in June, but all the ones I know of were people who were already employed by the Seton system. I'm not sure if that's still the case.

    Another possible reason for a rejection is that they don't have any openings for this cohort. For June, neither Seton SW or Shoal Creek was hiring, and Hays only had one or two positions total.
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    Hi there Purkinje!

    Thanks for the info. It was actually Hays that declined my application. Maybe they already filled the position? or maybe it is because I am an ADN like you mentioned. I know it's a long shot that I will be hired on at Seton, but I figure I won't know for sure unless I try, right? I am putting my best foot forward and will be trying my best to land an interview while at the open house, hopefully the recognize my abilities and I get a call back.

    Thanks again for the info! If you think of anything else, please feel free to post it! I need all the suggestions I can get!
  8. Visit  ktlam profile page
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    Purkinje: Quick question. I know they only want BSN but what if you are enrolled to start a BSN program in January. Previous experience as a LVN but only with ADN will that strengthen my chance a bit at least and also president of the student nurse association? I am riding all solely on Seton. The message I got back from St.David don't seem like they are hiring.
  9. Visit  Purkinje profile page
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    BotoxBaby: since it was Hays, they probably just don't have any GN openings this time around. I doubt it's you personally. Even for people who didn't get offers, their application isn't rejected. Heck, after I emailed them specifically and said "please remove me from consideration," my application was still active on their site.

    ktlam: the Seton system requires all ADN hires to sign an agreement that they will get their BSN within 5 years from their start date. If a facility decides they are only taking BSNs (like they did before), then being enrolled doesn't count for anything. And if a facility still has its rule about not hiring ADNs who don't already work for Seton, you aren't getting around it even if you've been an LVN before. I don't know if any of the facilities will do that this time around or not. Hopefully not. They lost out on some primo GNs because of those policies in June.

    When you meet the UMCB Versant contact at the career fair, get his contact info and use it. He is a truly amazing guy and he strongly advocates for ADNs. He helps GNs in any way he can, and not just for positions at UMCB.

    So, this is the thing about the St. David's system. They're interviewing people and they're hiring people. I truly don't understand why their application process is so daunting, considering what a great place it is to work. (And believe me, it really is a great place to work.) How SD applications work is that you apply for their general GN job bucket online -- that's for all jobs, all facilities. Then you pretty much work your connections ... friends, clinical site contacts, etc. Or you can contact the recruiter who is on the auto-email that you get when you apply. Their auto-email is really discouraging-sounding, but SD system hired a bunch of my classmates for June start dates this year.

    Last year SAMC did its own GN job fair, but I don't know if they will again.
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    Quote from Purkinje
    BotoxBaby: since it was Hays, they probably just don't have any GN openings this time around. I doubt it's you personally. Even for people who didn't get offers, their application isn't rejected. Heck, after I emailed them specifically and said "please remove me from consideration," my application was still active on their site.

    ktlam: the Seton system requires all ADN hires to sign an agreement that they will get their BSN within 5 years from their start date. If a facility decides they are only taking BSNs (like they did before), then being enrolled doesn't count for anything. And if a facility still has its rule about not hiring ADNs who don't already work for Seton, you aren't getting around it even if you've been an LVN before. I don't know if any of the facilities will do that this time around or not. Hopefully not. They lost out on some primo GNs because of those policies in June.

    When you meet the UMCB Versant contact at the career fair, get his contact info and use it. He is a truly amazing guy and he strongly advocates for ADNs. He helps GNs in any way he can, and not just for positions at UMCB.

    So, this is the thing about the St. David's system. They're interviewing people and they're hiring people. I truly don't understand why their application process is so daunting, considering what a great place it is to work. (And believe me, it really is a great place to work.) How SD applications work is that you apply for their general GN job bucket online -- that's for all jobs, all facilities. Then you pretty much work your connections ... friends, clinical site contacts, etc. Or you can contact the recruiter who is on the auto-email that you get when you apply. Their auto-email is really discouraging-sounding, but SD system hired a bunch of my classmates for June start dates this year.

    Last year SAMC did its own GN job fair, but I don't know if they will again.


    Thanks purkinje for the info! feel free to email me at katie.lam.0@gmail.com because I can't respond to PM. It is enabled for members who are not active enough. lame :/ But I greatly appreciate it.
  11. Visit  Shiner50 profile page
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    Purkinje - Do you know which of the Seton hospitals qualify for the NELRP? I am assuming Brackenridge & Dell Children's.......
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    brittanyjoseph - Did you hear from HR regarding your app not being 100% complete? I have emailed them twice and have not received a reply. I am getting concerned now b/c I have not received the instructions for Part II. I am pretty sure that this is d/t the fact that my app was not 100% complete.
  13. Visit  Shiner50 profile page
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    Hi everyone! As I am getting my resumes and other documents ready for Tuesday, I have realized that I must have deleted my info about the open house. Is it taking place at 1345 Philomena Street?
    Thanks!


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