Orange County Hoag/Misson New Grad


I am graduating from a BSN program in December and want to apply to hospitals in Orange County, California. I am interested in Hoag hospital and mission viejo hospital. I called both of there HR departments and Hoag said that you need 1-2 years of clinical experience and can apply to nursing support roles and Mission did not give me much information. I saw others posting about Hoag's new grad program so is it true that you need 1-2 years clinical experience? And I was wondering if anyone knows any information about Hoag and Mission's new grad program and how to go about applying?


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Hi there! So I worked at Mission as a PCT and now work at St. Joe's as a New grad RN (Clin Nurse I in L&D)..and have known many brand new nurses who have been hired at mission WITHOUT any nursing experience there. They typically post listings for "Registered Nurse I" or "New Grad- I" or something of that sort online but usually require you to actually have your RN license prior to applying. They post listing for specific units depending on the need of the unit (so you can't really predict when/and if there will be a posting), you just have to check every single day!

For Hoag, in my experience, I've see a lot of PCA's from hoag transition into a New grad RN role. They've either been working at Hoag while in nursing school OR get hired as a PCA with the intention of transitioning into the role of an RN (which is maybe what the recruiter what trying to explain on the phone)..this usually means working 4-6 months or so as a PCA on your unit and then moving up the role of the RN (which really isn't a bad thing!)

I'm almost 6 months out of school and more than 1/2 my class is still looking for jobs, sooooo the way I see that situation is that you could be working towards a goal during that time AND get paid while getting to know the staff/unit, with a smaller amount of responsibility/ opportunity to ease into the things a bit. (might depend of your personality too)/ and if you've already worked as a PCA (cause i've been there and it's HARD work!) totally just something to consider :)