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Anyone work at Allchildren's Hospital in St. Pete?

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Specializes in Peds OR as RN, Peds ENT as NP.

I just applied to their RN residency program! Although I applied to the OR, I just wanted to hopefully hear from some nurses who work there. I have heard many great things about it.

NRSNFL

Specializes in Ortho/Neurosurgical.

I just applied to their RN residency program! Although I applied to the OR, I just wanted to hopefully hear from some nurses who work there. I have heard many great things about it.

I had a friend from nursing school here locally get into the program....she loved it. She did CVICU and now she's doing other stuff and has transferred to different departments over time. She really loves it there. I used to work there, but I worked there long before I was even in nursing school forget about after I graduated.

Aloha RN Sam,

I am new at this website and have stumbled upon your post about All Children's Hospital and their RN Residency Program. I am highly interested in this program and am planning to relocate to Florida around October in hopes of being a part of the next residency class in November. Seeing that you have been accepted into the program, I was wondering what is the process of applying and how competitive is it? I really would like the opportunity to be a part of this program as I am interested in Pediatrics. I have yet to obtain my Florida state license but have my Hawaii state license pulling my hair out trying to find a job out here lol. Therefore I am hoping that relocating to Florida will be a better career choice for me. So far, I am liking what All Children's Hospital RN residency program has to offer and am really hoping to get in. Please let me know any further information about this program, when I should start applying, what the program is like and what to expect, and any other hospitals around the area that offer new grad RN programs. Sorry for soo many questions. It will be my first time moving out of the islands and I just don't want to be moving out there without a job guaranteed. I will be calling HR for more information next week about the All Childrens program. Congratulations and best of luck to you and mahalo for your help!

Wolf at the Door

Has 7 years experience.

I wanna say I heard they accept about 10-15% of the 100-150 that apply. I am interested but, they really are off the mark with the Aug start date for May graduates.

Thank you for the info funnywoman!

I checked the website and see that they have another residency class on November 5th. Hopefully we have a chance then.

NP Sam

Specializes in Peds OR as RN, Peds ENT as NP.

I wanna say I heard they accept about 10-15% of the 100-150 that apply. I am interested but, they really are off the mark with the Aug start date for May graduates.

Actually, seats for NCLEX fill up pretty fast around here. I took it three weeks before the proof of licensure date so it's a good thing.

Wolf at the Door

Has 7 years experience.

RN Sam are you working at All children's now?

Does anyone know if the RN residency program considers Associate Degree graduates? I currently have a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition. And am enrolled in an online RN to BSN program.

NP Sam

Specializes in Peds OR as RN, Peds ENT as NP.

Yes they do hire ASNs. Majority of the ASNs worked here as techs though.

Hi RN Sam,

Thanks for the response to your post. Since you are in the program, would you be able to offer any insight? I've noticed that the last few classes have recruited for about 12-18 spots only. Any idea if this is the case for the August class? Lastly, any pointers on what they're looking for in the application pool? Does the application require an essay?

I plan calling All Children's tomorrow to get more information regarding the application process.

Thanks so much for your time.

CLC172

Specializes in Pediatrics. Has 2 years experience.

"I wanna say I heard they accept about 10-15% of the 100-150 that apply. I am interested but, they really are off the mark with the Aug start date for May graduates"

Actually, that's pretty common for RN graduates for May anywhere.

I work at ACH. I had a year of experience in a similar hospital in Chicago where I began my career. ACH is a great hospital to work for. It's definitely a good idea to start off as a tech here, as I know that my manager is sorta holding two spots for the techs that work on our floor who recently graduated nursing school... I work with another nurse who is a BSN, and never worked at ACH before being hired into the RN residency program, though.

I hate to cut in here, but did any of the posters who commented this year apply for the August program? I still haven't heard anything, and I am being driven insane by it....the vague answers from HR only exacerbate the feeling, lol. Can someone PM me and let me know if they have started to notify? I have been BIDING time on a great job opportunity, because I want to work here that badly. Someone, ease my mind! I heard that ADNs are always weeded out, for the most part...that's discouraging. :(

Hi evansmum, I too applied for the Residency program and have not heard back a thing. I was for sure I would get an interview I have my BSN, and did my practicum in peds oncology and have accessed over 30 ports which is a skill most new nurses don't have. I read on twitter they had 190 people apply. I trying to figure why I got weeded out, my letters were excellent... I'm puzzled. Erica

Hi evansmum, I too applied for the Residency program and have not heard back a thing. I was for sure I would get an interview I have my BSN, and did my practicum in peds oncology and have accessed over 30 ports which is a skill most new nurses don't have. I read on twitter they had 190 people apply. I trying to figure why I got weeded out, my letters were excellent... I'm puzzled. Erica

I don't have a BSN, but I was a combat medic in the Army, and tried to write as compelling of a cover letter as possible. I thought I really captured my express interest in working for their facility, and am so disappointed. I feel like a fool for holding out on jobs this long...I wish they would at least issue mass emails so that people (who aren't being considered) don't waste their time. I spoke to someone today who said that interviews have been conducted, and that final decisions are being made--at which point they will issue their decisions. Such a disappointment. I find it irritating (as an ADN grad with an AA, also) that BSNs are given favoritism; no offense, sincerely. Every bachelors degree has 60 hours of gen ed, and 60 hours of speciality. What is the difference between that and someone who has 60 gen ed with an AA, and 60 nursing credits, except what? Upper level theory classes? I would have killed to write an essay in nursing school! End tangent, lol. I am a little sad, but I received a great opportunity elsewhere, and will run with it now. Have you had any luck with positions in the area?

Dynamic, dynamic, dynamic...dream big, achieve all things!

Wolf at the Door

Has 7 years experience.

I am surprised they used this kind of tactic in not notifying people before now. That is flat out tacky considering you all were contacting them. They could have told you so you would have moved on. I am not understanding why some of you who have offers would jungle your opportunity away from the employer who wanted you right off the bat. At least they don't make you wait for 7 weeks for absolutely nothing.

I am surprised they used this kind of tactic in not notifying people before now. That is flat out tacky considering you all were contacting them. They could have told you so you would have moved on. I am not understanding why some of you who have offers would jungle your opportunity away from the employer who wanted you right off the bat. At least they don't make you wait for 7 weeks for absolutely nothing.

Friday afternoon, and still haven't received anything, although I have resolved myself to the fact that I was not considered. As for me, I was offered a position as a new grad in an ER/level II trauma facility, but it's in Virginia--near my old duty station. I would have much rather preferred staying in my hometown, and working for ACH--as pediatric critical care was like a dream. I've always desired the NICU. I have been licensed since the first week of June, and stalled a start date in VA specifically to hear from this program. Now I feel like a fool. Lesson learned!

Wolf at the Door

Has 7 years experience.

Friday afternoon, and still haven't received anything, although I have resolved myself to the fact that I was not considered. As for me, I was offered a position as a new grad in an ER/level II trauma facility, but it's in Virginia--near my old duty station. I would have much rather preferred staying in my hometown, and working for ACH--as pediatric critical care was like a dream. I've always desired the NICU. I have been licensed since the first week of June, and stalled a start date in VA specifically to hear from this program. Now I feel like a fool. Lesson learned!

Shame on ACH. You would of already relocated and been working on paying loans and others bills. I can understand somewhat of why you waited but, in the future I suggest giving them a cut off of lets say end of June or exactly one month after applying. You could of missed up your employment with the other place. There HR department gets an F. I heard the lone rep who reviews applications twitted about how she went through all the applications one week after they were turned in. So my question is why no notifications went out before the end of June telling you one way or another? The only HR that does a wonderful job and sets the standards for how an HR should be ran is Tampa General. You apply one day and then they contact you the next day. I never seen such efficiency. I am glad you have a job. I hope the others who applied always had another plan.

Shame on ACH. You would of already relocated and been working on paying loans and others bills. I can understand somewhat of why you waited but, in the future I suggest giving them a cut off of lets say end of June or exactly one month after applying. You could of missed up your employment with the other place. There HR department gets an F. I heard the lone rep who reviews applications twitted about how she went through all the applications one week after they were turned in. So my question is why no notifications went out before the end of June telling you one way or another? The only HR that does a wonderful job and sets the standards for how an HR should be ran is Tampa General. You apply one day and then they contact you the next day. I never seen such efficiency. I am glad you have a job. I hope the others who applied always had another plan.

I agree. I am really disappointed. I would have been okay if I wasn't accepted, but it's the exasperation and anxiety of waiting for almost 7 weeks that is irritating. It gave me a false sense of hope, perhaps? Either way, I am incredibly thankful for the wonderful opportunity I do have. The market in and around Tampa Bay for new nurses is tough, and I had no leads. Tampa General was wonderful! I applied there, and the HR lady was kind enough to call me and explain that they were moving towards magnet status, and were only taking BSNs at the time. I can totally respect that! Congrats to the people who have made it in to ACH's residency program, and best of luck to the candidates pursuing other venues for employment. Hopefully next time they can be more proficient and keeping people aloof.