Hospital based nursing programs in Virginia

  1. Can anyone tell me how hospital based RN programs work? I am currently a CNA in Virginia and I am trying to get into an RN program either at Riverside or Sentara. The reason is because I would like to attend a program where it will be easier for me to find employment at the end.
    Does anyone know if I will be able to get a job at Sentara or Riverside if I attend their nursing program?
    Thank you!
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   inthecosmos
    From what I've gathered depending on whether or not you become an RN or an LPN makes the difference of your ability to get a job at the location you attend school. In VA, I believe LPNS rarely, if ever, get hired onto hospitals.

    I would call and as both schools/hospitals what their policy is on hiring from the program. I know that Mercy School of Nursing (down in Charlotte, NC) does hire the nurses they teach once they've completed. They even have a loan/scholarship that allows them to fund schooling in exchange for a two year contract with the company.

    Calling Riverside would be your best bet!
  4. by   inthecosmos
    Actually, if you are going for the LPN program I know (for a fact, my boyfriend went there) that Riverside will not hire LPN's.
  5. by   shalom88
    Thanks for the info
  6. by   shalom88
    Will riverside hire me then if I go for their RN diploma?
  7. by   Esme12
    usually hospitals with programs will hired as many of the new grads as possible but a job is not promised. You WILL find getting a job elsewhere very difficult.
  8. by   Esme12
    thread moved for best response
  9. by   inthecosmos
    If you do the RN program I've heard they will hire you

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