Washington Hospital Center RN Residency February 2012

  1. Hello everyone,

    I applied to the Washington Hospital Center RN Residency February 2012 a few days ago and got an email requesting additional information. For those of you who are already in or had been through this program, here are my questions:

    1). Is this a phone interview, or just a request for more information, leading to a possible interview later?
    2). What kind of question/information will be discussed during the phone call?

    Thank you very much for your information, any help is greatly appreciated. I am new so I am a bit nerves. Thanks!!!

    PS, this is the email:

    Thank you for your interest in joining our nursing team here at Washington Hospital Center. I have reviewed your application and would like to follow up with you by phone. Please give me a call at 202-XXX-XXXX so that we can discuss the position further and I can gather details regarding your experience and qualifications. My office hours are Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:00 pm. If you reach my voicemail, please leave me a single message indicating the best number and time to reach you. I will follow up with you at my earliest convenience.

    I look forward to speaking with you.


    Nurse Recruiter
    Washington Hospital Center
    Last edit by smoothRN on Nov 25, '11 : Reason: Clarified the question
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  3. by   fashionistaRN
    Do not really know but it may be a phone interview or it may be a way to set up an interview in person. Either way, good luck!
  4. by   hananali
    Hi helenhelen
    I would like to ask you how you applied for the 2012 RN residency programme
    I was searching for on their website but i coudn,t find any thing to apply, i just saw
    the the information on nurses.com ,i couldn,t get the entire information.when is the last date?

    I really appreciate if you help me how to go farther
  5. by   fashionistaRN
    Quote from hananali
    Hi helenhelen
    I would like to ask you how you applied for the 2012 RN residency programme
    I was searching for on their website but i coudn,t find any thing to apply, i just saw
    the the information on nurses.com ,i couldn,t get the entire information.when is the last date?

    I really appreciate if you help me how to go farther
    Hey Hananali

    The RN Residency application for Feb was up last week. When I talked to the recruiter she said that it wouldn't be up for too long because of the overwhelming amount of applications they receive. I don't know if you missed the deadline but my recommendations is to call WHC and ask for Human Resource to talk to someone.
  6. by   hananali
    Hey helenhelen
    Thank you for replying I called this morning they said the last date was the day before thanksgiving I realy felt bad it was a good opportunity to try.
    I realy appreciate I can,t thank you enough.
    I wish you good luck
  7. by   smoothRN
    So I called the recruiter at WHC back and it took a few tries to talk to her on the phone. Basically she wants more information from me regarding my work experience. She feels that my work experience (more than 8 years combined in China, with ER, surgical and rehab) was too much for the RN residency program, so she said she will forward my resume to the surgical unit nursing managers for further consideration. I guess this is it for me to get into this residency program. Good luck to all!
  8. by   hananali
    Hey helenhelen
    I had an interview on october 20 in cardiac unit. If they call u for the interview,call me at 202-21-9149 and I can share u some information
    it may helps u.
    good luck
  9. by   smoothRN
    Hi Hananali,

    I tried to send you a private message but could not and you may have intentionally left out a digit of your phone number (good move!). Do you use any sort of chat program? My Skype is helendhq. Thanks!
  10. by   smoothRN
    Hello everyone,

    Just want to update that, well, it was pretty complicated but all end up well. So I went to the interview yesterday, the whole thing took an hour and half, for the ER RN position. Today at around 5PM, I got the call and I was offered the RN Residency job in ER. I thought ER wasn't an option but somehow I got in. It is so nice that WHC recognized all my RN working experience in foreign countries, and my starting salary was more than the new RN's, which I thought I had to be considered. I accepted the offer and is scheduled to go for physical at the end of next month.

    Oh one piece of information, the RN residency program starts on 2/20/2012, not 2/27/2012 as previously announced. I want to thank this great website for all the information provided and shared, much appreciated!

    I am so excited!!!

  11. by   nurs_I_want_to_be
    is there anyone here currently in washington hospital center's (WHC) residency program? I need your help.. i have an offer from WHC and john hopkins hospital and I am really having a hard time deciding..any help from insiders?

  12. by   fashionistaRN
    where do you live cause traffic and commute will be tough either way unless you live in either city. The pay is much better at WHC but having John Hopkin's on your resume will land you a job anywhere you go for the rest of your life. With that being said, if you can work at WHC (work conditions, shortage, type of patients/diagnosis, politics), you can work anywhere. Both hospitals you will learn so, so much. I guess it depends on your preference and what exactly you trying to achieve. There both great hospitals to learn and build your skills.
  13. by   nurs_I_want_to_be
    thank you fashionistaRN!

    I live in Alexandria, VA. though I know its an easy commute for me to WHC, I keep thinking about the opportunity I am throwing away if I decide not to go to JHH..I heard about the significant difference in pay, but that doesn't seem to stop me from thinking about the JHH (at least for now).

    I really wanna do ICU but the offers to me from either hospital is not ICU - cardiac short stay with WHC, and Medical Intermediate care with JHH. I think I like the JHH position better, BUT I am not sure if one, is it worth it to lose couple of $$ per hour: second, worth the commute; third, if JHH training is great enough that it is worth to justify my first two points.

    ahhh...I think I am just talking out loud. any help/comment is appreciated. thanks
  14. by   terps00
    Hi all, I will be graduating from my nursing program this coming winter. I am interested in applying to the cardiac surgery stepdown unit at WHC. I am not familiar with this hospital or unit and was just wondering if anyone had any experience or could give me an idea of what the environment/climate is like for nurses on this unit or just at whc in general. Thanks so much for your help!!