Legacy Versant RN Residency - who's applying for this round?

  1. This is my third time applying, so here's hoping the third time is the charm. I graduated last June and will be finishing up my BSN at OHSU in June (with a 4.0!) and will have 9 months of home health experience with medically fragile children, so I'm hoping to have some chance this time around. If not, it's great interview experience, right?
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    About tejon, BSN, RN

    Joined: Mar '07; Posts: 79; Likes: 68
    Registered Nurse; from US
    Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in Oncology, Med Surg, Telemetry


  3. by   UP.RN
    I am right there with you- also my third round of the residency. I figure, if nothing else, it is an opportunity to network (no matter how small). Too bad they are changing to an all electronic application this year!
  4. by   wannabemurse
    I'm apply for this round. It's my first try, but it seems like my chances are slim. Good luck.
  5. by   Jacquelynne
    This is my first time applying! I got an email yesterday with instruction to do the reference surveys. They said after this it will be a pee-screening interview. I'm licensed in CA, should I go ahead endorse my license for Oregon?
  6. by   Jacquelynne
    Anyone got in and is in the RN residency program at Legacy in Oregon, please, share with me the interview experience with them. What questions did they ask during the pree-screening interview and final interview. I appreciate it! Thx!!!
  7. by   Av03
    This is my second time applying. I had a pre-screen interview and thought it went great, but didn't get selected to move on. Probably because I didn't have my RN license yet and had not graduated at the time of the interview. Anyow, I too, am from Cali. I started my Oregon Endorsement on March 15th, and I'm still waiting for my background check to finish. Oregon does not do livescan, so you have to go to a facility that rolls your fingers on a card. The first card failed because of the quality of the prints. It has been a long process, and you might not complete yours in time. Good luck to you and the rest of us.
  8. by   YunyunAnnRN
    Does anyone know when we'll start hearing from them? I keep checking my status online but nothings changed. And I have 4 references completed already.
  9. by   tejon
    I just got the email to select interview times for June 22nd. I have gone through the interview process twice now with Legacy Versant, and each set of managers asked different questions, so I think it depends on the department you interview with. The interview time is really short - just 20 minutes - so you really want to make sure to come across well. I would scope out the location and parking ahead of time, too.

    None of my ADN nursing school cohort were picked for 2nd interviews the first time we all applied or the second. I think Legacy is being very, very picky and have heard they select mainly BSN level residents with experience. I'm hoping that gives me an actual chance this time around.
  10. by   AN1324
    tejon: was the prescreening interview done one-on-one or was it a panel? i also received the email to come in on june 22nd and this is my first time applying to legacy.
  11. by   dynoboy
    First time applying, sitting for NCLEX on June 5th!
    I too am curious about the set up for the first interview. Mainly, is it a group or one-on-one interview?
  12. by   tejon
    The first interview is set up as a "speed date" interview. There are a bunch of tables with numbers. Each has one or two managers. You are assigned a number and a time (20 minutes total). You wait outside of the room until your time comes, then go to the table and do your quick interview. There will be 3 candidates per hour this way. The manager(s) have your resume and letters of reference, so don't bring anything. I interviewed with one manager the first time I went for the Legacy Residency and two the second time around (different units).

    I've been told once each manager narrows it down to 2-3 candidates they call for second interviews. Those are with a small panel of nurses/managers. I've never gotten that far, but have had a manager tell me the process. dynoboy - good luck! You'll do fine :-)
  13. by   AN1324
    did they ask you any clinical scenarios or just behavioral questions? i'll be interviewing for the OR and i think a lot of places understand that most nursing schools don't have an OR rotation, so thinking up possible clinical scenarios is tough.
  14. by   tejon
    I didn't get any questions about specific scenarios. I applied in Acute Peds and the Burn unit. Both asked questions about working with difficult staff members, about why you went into nursing, what kind of things you bring to the position...but after that the questions were different. I would expect something about how you deal with difficult patients and how you work with a nursing team ("tell me about a time when you worked with a difficult staff member. How did you handle it?" - something like that). I've been asked specific clinical questions twice in a year of interviewing, and both times it was more to find out how I use critical thinking skills, rather than if I had the "right" answer.