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I will be moving back home to Boston from CA after I graduate with my BSN/MSN-CNS. I am looking for pediatric new grad residency programs. I see on their website Boston Children has a new grad program but there is no link or other information. Does anyone know about this residency program or any other pediatric new grad programs in Boston. Thank you!

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Hi! I went to school in Boston and worked at BCH as a nursing assistant and just graduated in May. As far as I know, they don't have a new grad program because most new grad spots are hired internally since a lot of nursing assistants are nursing students. Weird that they have the program listed on their website. I was interested in working there after graduation but most new grads who got hired were either working as nursing assistants up until graduation and/or had done their senior practicum on the unit. It's really competitive to get a job at BCH. The nurses I worked with told me they got experience at other hospitals and then applied.

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Hi! I went to school in Boston and worked at BCH as a nursing assistant and just graduated in May. As far as I know, they don't have a new grad program because most new grad spots are hired internally since a lot of nursing assistants are nursing students. Weird that they have the program listed on their website. I was interested in working there after graduation but most new grads who got hired were either working as nursing assistants up until graduation and/or had done their senior practicum on the unit. It's really competitive to get a job at BCH. The nurses I worked with told me they got experience at other hospitals and then applied.

I don't know if they still do but they definitely did have one and, even then, most of the hires were Northeastern grads who had done co-ops on the floor they were hired onto or new grads who'd done their senior practicums there. Why would that hiring practice preclude there being a new grad program? The new grad program is just a standard orientation for new grads across the various specialties.

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I don't know if they still do but they definitely did have one and, even then, most of the hires were Northeastern grads who had done co-ops on the floor they were hired onto or new grads who'd done their senior practicums there. Why would that hiring practice preclude there being a new grad program? The new grad program is just a standard orientation for new grads across the various specialties.

Maybe I should have phrased it better. I too was one of those Northeastern co-ops. What I meant to say was that BCH doesn't really have a new grad program available for external applicants and since this person is coming from California, there isn't really a new grad program they can apply to. Unless, of course, they somehow decide to become a clinical assistant after nursing school in order to be an internal applicant and then apply for available positions. And yes they do have new grad training because my close friends and classmates were hired and I hear about it from them.

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Maybe I should have phrased it better. I too was one of those Northeastern co-ops. What I meant to say was that BCH doesn't really have a new grad program available for external applicants and since this person is coming from California, there isn't really a new grad program they can apply to. Unless, of course, they somehow decide to become a clinical assistant after nursing school in order to be an internal applicant and then apply for available positions. And yes they do have new grad training because my close friends and classmates were hired and I hear about it from them.

The program isn't closed to external applications, it's just harder. It's been a long time since I was a new grad (2007) but we did have 1 person who I can think of off the top of my head in my new grad program who had gone to school outside of New England and hadn't done any clinicals there or worked there.

OP, if you're graduating with an MSN-CNS why are you looking for a new grad RN program?

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