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Centura Health Nurse Residency October/November 2020

Hi guys! Having a thread here has been super helpful for other jobs I've applied to so I thought I'd start one for Centura! I applied for the NICU track first choice with Perinatal second, with Littleton my top hospital and Parker my second. They sent me an automated request for a pre-recorded interview when I was done with the application. I'd love to hear where you guys are applying 🙂

Just applied to Centura Health an hour ago (Longmont United and Avista as facility preferences). I applied for the operating room specialty with ICU being my second choice.

I also applied to ucHealth in the Denver Metro Area. I applied for Broomfield Hospital and Anschutz operating room. Have not heard anything from them but I've read that the ucHealth new grad RN jobs are insanely competitive with only a few jobs per unit for hundreds (if not 1000+) applications.

And my third application thus far has been through the SCL health system. I specifically applied for Good Samaritan in Lafayette with operating room as my specialty preference. My app was submitted on July 23rd I believe and it still lists it as "under consideration" but I have not heard anything from them.

-Jeff

Edited by jwarren91

I've also seen that UC Health is very competitive; I also applied there as well. We'll have to see how it all shakes out!

Just got the denial letter from UC Health this morning. Bummer but that's sort of what I was expecting.

Good luck and I hope they give you a chance.

I completed my Centura Health online interview over the weekend so hopefully that goes a little better.

6 minutes ago, jwarren91 said:

Just got the denial letter from UC Health this morning. Bummer but that's sort of what I was expecting.

Good luck and I hope they give you a chance.

I completed my Centura Health online interview over the weekend so hopefully that goes a little better.

Same, got the email a little while ago. Really hoping Centura works out 🤞🏻

pizzaqween, BSN

Specializes in RN.

Hi all,

I also applied for the November cohort with my preferences being in the Springs. I have a “one way video interview” via the Pymetrics app. Is that what y’all had to do? Do they actually ask you interview questions or is it just the psychometric games?

They ask you generic interview questions (pre-recorded). You have 3 minutes to prepare and 3-4 minutes to record your response. You have 1 do-over in case you are not happy with your first answer. I believe there are a total of 6 questions.

Got my second denial letter, this time from SCL health. Only Centura remains...

Is anyone aware of other RN residencies in the Denver area (aside from Children's) for this fall?

pmaries1816

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Progressive.

I applied for ICU as my first and step down as second preffing Porter and Parker. I started work in March/April on cardiothoracic surgery progressive and am from out of state, just curious if anyone else has experience applying for Centura? Or have applied for Centura before? I was emailed back the same day for the video interview but I've been working so I'm finally doing it today was wondering what questions they ask??

I had applied for UC Health back in November and found out at the interview that the whole first year at least is rotating days and nights and you have to sign a 2 year contract specific to just the unit you're hired on so if you were to try to switch to a different unit within the hospital before 2 years is up, you'd have to pay a fee of up to $7,500. Maybe that could make people who didn't get hired feel a little better.

On 8/21/2020 at 9:02 AM, jwarren91 said:

They ask you generic interview questions (pre-recorded). You have 3 minutes to prepare and 3-4 minutes to record your response. You have 1 do-over in case you are not happy with your first answer. I believe there are a total of 6 questions.

Got my second denial letter, this time from SCL health. Only Centura remains...

Is anyone aware of other RN residencies in the Denver area (aside from Children's) for this fall?

Do you remember what questions they asked? Sorry just very nervous for this 😅

Please keep us updated if you all hear about admittance. I will be applying in October. Can you all detail your degree, GPA, other experience and position applying for?

On 8/27/2020 at 9:33 AM, CarJus45 said:

Please keep us updated if you all hear about admittance. I will be applying in October. Can you all detail your degree, GPA, other experience and position applying for?

Any updates from anyone? I applied for the fall start and completed the video interview. Still waiting - anxiously. 

CarJus45: MSN in Nursing (3.8), Bachelors in Kinesiology, rehab tech, PCA, extern, waitress  

Still haven't heard anything since taking the video interview a few weeks ago now.

Just finished my accelerated BSN this past Friday (3.52 GPA). Have been a medical assistant and scribe for 6 years. 

Applied to operating room at Avista and Longmont United (live in Boulder valley area).

On 8/24/2020 at 12:07 PM, pmaries1816 said:

I had applied for UC Health back in November and found out at the interview that the whole first year at least is rotating days and nights and you have to sign a 2 year contract specific to just the unit you're hired on so if you were to try to switch to a different unit within the hospital before 2 years is up, you'd have to pay a fee of up to $7,500. Maybe that could make people who didn't get hired feel a little better.

 

This ^^^ is such a scam. I get that its a huge hospital but they are taking advantage of new grads because they know they can. Glad I didn't get an offer from CU. I want no part of that BS corporate policy and 2-year commitment. Thanks for sharing. 

I was under the impression that all nurse residency programs have this policy in place. Where did you do your nurse residency?

53 minutes ago, CarJus45 said:

I was under the impression that all nurse residency programs have this policy in place. Where did you do your nurse residency?

 

I'm not sure if all of them have this exact policy in place but UC Health's policy seems worse than other programs I've looked at. I just think its scummy in general to make you lock into a specific unit for 2 years and have to pay a fine if you switch. It's employee abuse but they seem to have normalized it at this point and everyone is just okay with it. 

Community Hospital in Grand Junction has a RN Residency and they give you the option to move around if the initial unit-of-choice is not working out or if they feel like you would be a better fit in a different unit. No penalty, either. 

Fortunately, I will most likely not have to do a RN residency. I will start working at an outpatient surgery center in October once I'm licensed. I  currently work for the attached ortho practice and got my foot in the door.

Still awaiting reply from Centura either way, though.

I see. Good information, thank you. Good luck! Sounds like a great first position.

32 minutes ago, CarJus45 said:

I see. Good information, thank you. Good luck! Sounds like a great first position.

So Denver Health has all of their new grad positions open too! If you look in the Job Search and type new grad, you will see all new grad positions open that you can apply to. I applied to their new grad float team since it is PRN + orientation. I am still waiting on the mom/baby, but dh is pretty slow though, and I still will wait for Centura NICU. 

Edited by arich1
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Hi all,

 

I applied and completed the one-way interview also for Centura a few weeks ago. No emails or calls yet 😞 getting anxious! 

On 9/3/2020 at 7:58 PM, kelseykelsey said:

Hi all,

 

I applied and completed the one-way interview also for Centura a few weeks ago. No emails or calls yet 😞 getting anxious! 

I completed the Centura one-way interview for the November cohort. I've been getting random emails saying that the process is still ongoing. The most recent one was on Sept 4th, and said:

Thank you for your interest in Centura Health's Nurse Residency Programs! We are on a mission to provide whole person care to our patients and our unstoppable caregivers are key in accomplishing our shared goals. At this time, we are reviewing your application and will continue to update you on your status.

 

Thanks and have a great weekend! 

 

Centura Nurse Recruitment

Edited by JimZimmer

Sounds like the same exact update texts/emails I’ve been getting! Always gets me excited to see but then disappointment haha

Hi everyone!

I also applied for the Nov cohort with Littleton as my first and Colorado Springs as my second location; put my preference list as NICU, perinatal, and med surg. Just graduated with my BSN in May with a 3.8, and my precious experience includes 6 years as a military medic and 3 years as a medial assistant working with adults and peds. The most recent email I got was the same one you all got on Sept 4th, I’m hoping to hear some news soon! 

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