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Hospital based nursing programs in Virginia

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shalom88 shalom88 (New) New

Can anyone tell me how hospital based RN programs work? I am currently a CNA in Virginia and I am trying to get into an RN program either at Riverside or Sentara. The reason is because I would like to attend a program where it will be easier for me to find employment at the end.

Does anyone know if I will be able to get a job at Sentara or Riverside if I attend their nursing program?

Thank you!

inthecosmos, BSN, MSN, RN, APRN

Specializes in Varied. Has 4 years experience.

From what I've gathered depending on whether or not you become an RN or an LPN makes the difference of your ability to get a job at the location you attend school. In VA, I believe LPNS rarely, if ever, get hired onto hospitals.

I would call and as both schools/hospitals what their policy is on hiring from the program. I know that Mercy School of Nursing (down in Charlotte, NC) does hire the nurses they teach once they've completed. They even have a loan/scholarship that allows them to fund schooling in exchange for a two year contract with the company.

Calling Riverside would be your best bet!

inthecosmos, BSN, MSN, RN, APRN

Specializes in Varied. Has 4 years experience.

Actually, if you are going for the LPN program I know (for a fact, my boyfriend went there) that Riverside will not hire LPN's. :)

Thanks for the info

Will riverside hire me then if I go for their RN diploma?

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 40 years experience.

usually hospitals with programs will hired as many of the new grads as possible but a job is not promised. You WILL find getting a job elsewhere very difficult.

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 40 years experience.

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