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CHOC Children's RN Residency August 2020

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Has 5 years experience.

Hi everyone! I thought I would start a thread for CHOC Children's RN Residency that is starting in August 2020. I'm super excited to be applying to the NICU!

Fingers crossed for some good news in the coming months!

GrenIedGal, BSN, RN

Has 2 years experience.

Thanks for starting this! I will be applying to the NICU as well! Has anyone heard of any changes to the program (cohort size, in person/online classes etc) due to the pandemic?

Best of luck to everyone. 🙂

Hi! I'm also applying to the NICU, I applied last round but got a rejection email sadly

GrenIedGal, BSN, RN

Has 2 years experience.

3 minutes ago, goofy_ said:

Hi! I'm also applying to the NICU, I applied last round but got a rejection email sadly

Me toooooo. Hoping for better luck this time! 🙂 Fingers crossed for us both this time around. Did you apply to Mission or Orange?

Lindsaygee, BSN, RN

Has 5 years experience.

Just now, GrenIedGal said:

Me toooooo. Hoping for better luck this time! 🙂 Fingers crossed for us both this time around. Did you apply to Mission or Orange?

They actually didn't hire at all last round! My friend works on the unit and said they were revamping the program so they didn't take anyone. Fingers crossed for us all!

2 minutes ago, GrenIedGal said:

Me toooooo. Hoping for better luck this time! 🙂 Fingers crossed for us both this time around. Did you apply to Mission or Orange?

Last time, I only saw Mission available for the NICU so thats what I had applied to

Just now, Lindsaygee said:

They actually didn't hire at all last round! My friend works on the unit and said they were revamping the program so they didn't take anyone. Fingers crossed for us all!

oh WOW!! Well that would have been good to know in the last round LOL I felt so heart broken

GrenIedGal, BSN, RN

Has 2 years experience.

Same here. I didn't look for Orange since I'm coming from the South, but I'd be open to either location! If I remember correctly, we can only apply to one new grad posting unit/location, right?

GrenIedGal, BSN, RN

Has 2 years experience.

3 minutes ago, Lindsaygee said:

They actually didn't hire at all last round! My friend works on the unit and said they were revamping the program so they didn't take anyone. Fingers crossed for us all!

Wait, NICU unit specifically didn't take any new grads? Interesting. Wonder how the program changed. Has your friend said anything? And wish I knew that with my rejection, I might have felt a little better. LOL.

Yeah only one unit I think. I have a friend who works in the PICU and she told me that they're big on community service so make sure you have that listed in your resume, I didn't last time since I got this advice after

Lindsaygee, BSN, RN

Has 5 years experience.

2 minutes ago, GrenIedGal said:

Wait, NICU unit specifically didn't take any new grads? Interesting. Wonder how the program changed. Has your friend said anything? And wish I knew that with my rejection, I might have felt a little better. LOL.

Yes! The CHOC in orange did not hire. She said they were just trying to make the new grad program a but more specific to NICU. Which is good for us!

21 hours ago, Lindsaygee said:

Yes! The CHOC in orange did not hire. She said they were just trying to make the new grad program a but more specific to NICU. Which is good for us!



Hello, I am applying to this next cohorts NICU for orange campus, just wondering if you knew they were still in the works of revamping the program? I will still apply regardless, but it is essential to know if theyre even looking for new grads

HoopNurseMomo, ADN, RN

Specializes in Medical, Surgical, Telemetry. Has 2 years experience.

Does anyone know if you need to have BSN during the application period? I will finish my BSN this Summer before the cohort starts. Plus, I already have a Bachelor's of Science in Neurobiology. I tried to reach out to human resources and I haven't heard anything back.

Hoping to also find some updates here for anyone planning to apply for the fellowship!

Interviewed here for their PICU new grad two years ago, didn't get it and have been working elsewhere in the meantime. Figure it was time to try again with some acute care experience and hopefully get into something new!

Edited by chocolatebuns

11 minutes ago, HoopNurseMomo said:

Does anyone know if you need to have BSN during the application period? I will finish my BSN this Summer before the cohort starts. Plus, I already have a Bachelor's of Science in Neurobiology. I tried to reach out to human resources and I haven't heard anything back.

you can apply before your BSN is finished, just as long as you do finish it before the start and you are able to take your NCLEX/pass before the start

Edited by goofy_

17 minutes ago, HoopNurseMomo said:

Does anyone know if you need to have BSN during the application period? I will finish my BSN this Summer before the cohort starts. Plus, I already have a Bachelor's of Science in Neurobiology. I tried to reach out to human resources and I haven't heard anything back.

you dont need a BSN to apply, but you need it before the cohort starts, as well as passed your NCLEX before the start date.

HoopNurseMomo, ADN, RN

Specializes in Medical, Surgical, Telemetry. Has 2 years experience.

10 minutes ago, goofy_ said:

you can apply before your BSN is finished, just as long as you do finish it before the start and you are able to take your NCLEX/pass before the start

Thank you so much! I actually have my RN license and have been working as a nurse over a year now with adults on a medical-surgical unit, I am just finishing up my BSN currently. But my passion is working with newborn/infants and pediatric patients.

6 minutes ago, Disneyace said:

you dont need a BSN to apply, but you need it before the cohort starts, as well as passed your NCLEX before the start date.

Thank you so much! I actually have my RN license and have been working as a nurse over a year now with adults on a medical-surgical unit, I am just finishing up my BSN currently. But my passion is working with newborn/infants and pediatric patients.

This may sound like a dumb question, but can anyone find or know the requirements on what to submit besides resume/cover letter? I just want to know what to submit before hand and avoid any mistakes

14 hours ago, Disneyace said:

This may sound like a dumb question, but can anyone find or know the requirements on what to submit besides resume/cover letter? I just want to know what to submit before hand and avoid any mistakes

Their website says to upload a resume and cover letter, so I assume that references, letters of rec, and other various items will be asked for during the interview process?? That is just my assumption tho! 🙂