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Hello! Looking for anyone who might have applied to Kaweah delta new grad positions in Visalia, Ca (past and present) Thanks 🙂

Hi @amk88nurse! I applied to the new grad program as well. Have you heard anything about the timeline, or units that are taking new nurses?

Hey, did any one of you interview with Kaweah Delta? if so, what kind of interview questions do the ask?

Hi @Nia2! I'm not sure about interviews with the unit managers, but I believe the nursing recruiter wants to learn about you, your background, why you're interested in working with Kaweah Delta, and maybe which units or specialties you are interested in.

OK, Thank you.

I applied to a position for the Neuro ortho floor back in February, got an interview late march, and an offer that same day... but I declined thinking another opportunity would come along..which it didn't because of hiring freezes for COVID.. so I am back on with a recruiter interview for this Friday for their New Grad positions.

Yeah, its extremely difficult to get a job. Hopefully they hire you. I applied in April and received an interview over the phone for the new grad position. Haven't heard back, I was told they have over 200 applicants.

gfrivera89, LVN, RN

Has 8 years experience.

I applied a few days ago for their new grad position and have an interview with a nurse recruiter next week.

aww good luck. The interview was very casual and comfortable, I enjoyed it.

gfrivera89, LVN, RN

Has 8 years experience.

Thank you. What kind of questions did they ask you if you remember? Did they offer you a residency the same day or have to get back to you later?

They ask you about yourself. what unit you want to work on. Why Kaweah delta. No scenario questions or strength/weakness questions. Just a very casual interview. I did not get an offer the same day. I'm curious if anyone else did?

I interviewed in late March/early April and was offered a position the next week or so!

gfrivera89, LVN, RN

Has 8 years experience.

Thank you for the info. Do you know what starting pay the offer for new grads or does it depend on the unit? Looking to get into labor and delivery and post partum since that is what unit I did my senior preceptorship. Also no sure if the residency is 1 year or if you have a contract after for another year or two.

2 hours ago, Nia2 said:

@jr769941 did they offer you a position?

No, not after talking with the recruiter. She was able to talk to me about what positions they currently have open and she let me know which positions she would forward my info to the hiring managers for.

2 hours ago, gfrivera89 said:

Thank you for the info. Do you know what starting pay the offer for new grads or does it depend on the unit? Looking to get into labor and delivery and post partum since that is what unit I did my senior preceptorship. Also no sure if the residency is 1 year or if you have a contract after for another year or two.

The pay is the same for anyone who has less than a year of experience, regardless of the unit. The starting salary from the offer they made to me back in March was $38.50 an hour, and I believe a $3 or $4 differential for night shift. And the training depends on the unit. But the expectation is that you commit to 2 years from hire date. If you don’t complete the 2 years and they offered you a stipend to help you relocate, you have to pay back half of that stipend. I think it was $2k to help you move. If they you didn’t have to relocate, I’m not sure what the process is if you leave before 2 years in regards to paying any money back

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gfrivera89, LVN, RN

Has 8 years experience.

That is not bad at all. And I would prefer to stay in the area for atleast a few years or longer if selected. Do you know when the new grad programs start? Some places start 2-3 times during the year.

1 hour ago, gfrivera89 said:

That is not bad at all. And I would prefer to stay in the area for atleast a few years or longer if selected. Do you know when the new grad programs start? Some places start 2-3 times during the year.

The recruiter I had interviewed with said there is no official start date or timeline for us unlike other residency programs and they do not necessarily do cohort hiring of nurses. It's on a rolling basis year round. It sounds like you're able to start as soon as you receive an offer and are able to relocate, but also depends at the hiring manager's discretion.