Frustrated in Philly - CCP past Grads advice welcome - page 3

Just graduated the ADN program (CCP), and am prepping for the NCLEX. However, I am having the hardest time lining up a position anywhere! I've gone on interviews that seem to go very well, but no... Read More

  1. by   phillystudentforlife
    CCP's program is very good. Drexel's is very good as well from what I hear. I actually read somewhere that Drexel's NCLEX pass rate was nearly 100 %. I've talked to a student who was doing very well at Drexel and another one that had dropped out of the program because it was so intense. I think that the extra clinical experience you get from CCP is invaluable.
  2. by   CCP06
    I just want to let everyone know that HUP is the only hospital that will not hire you with an ADN in the city. You can still work at Pennsylvania, Presby or their other hospitals. Reason I know this is because I have fellow grads that work or just were hired at these hospitals and they only have their ADNs. Good luck to everyone!
  3. by   phillystudentforlife
    Hi. You are right. There are a number of opportunities for RNs with an associates degree. I met a couple CCP grads (who recently received their AAS degree in nursing) in my clinical and at the hospital where I volunteered -- both were in Philly. I did hear something about New York moving toward hiring BSN graduates only. Don't know if it will definitely happen though.
  4. by   David's Harp
    Quote from CCP06
    I just want to let everyone know that HUP is the only hospital that will not hire you with an ADN in the city. You can still work at Pennsylvania, Presby or their other hospitals. Reason I know this is because I have fellow grads that work or just were hired at these hospitals and they only have their ADNs. Good luck to everyone!
    I guess it depends who you're asking. In June I was told by an HR person at Presby, after being referred there by a Presby RN who'd graduated CCP a few years ago, that they weren't accepting newly graduated ASNs. At Penn, the last I heard (this was in August) was that the Spring '07 group was the last they were taking of ASNs, though this is word-of-mouth from someone in that group. My last clinical rotation was at Jeff, and a few people I spoke with there (one was the person who did the Lastword training class) said that they were "going in the same direction", as far as BSN-only. So in that instance it was merely strongly implied, not stated outright. I pursued all of these options nonetheless and nothing turned up, though obviously in April-through-July I was part of a wave of hopeful candidates.

    Einstein (now my employer) and Hahnemann (where many of my classmates work) are fair game, as well as other, smaller institutions in and around the city. I wanted to post this because my initial post was in frustration, and while it was not intended to cause a scare, I obviously should have been clearer as to what the source of that frustration was, and for that I apologize.

    RNKaren and others in the thread are better sources of info about the various viable options than I am, and you can see that there are plenty of them. Basically the moral of the story is that you keep plugging at it and you'll get something, but that there are no guarantees. Not unlike all other professions, come to think of it!

    -Kevin
  5. by   hiddencatRN
    I just spoke with Sue in Nurse Recruiting, and she said they're not hiring ADNs, just to confirm.

    She recommended West Chester University pretty highly though- said their nursing program is great even though the school itself isn't well ranked.
  6. by   phillystudentforlife
    Hi Hiddencat,

    Just curious -- in regards to your post, which hospital isn't hiring ADN grads?
  7. by   rncu0918
    regarding penn presbyterian:

    i am a new monto grad and i recently applied to presby. this is the e-mail i received in response to my application:

    thank you for your interest in presbyterian hospital and the ed, but we only accept bsn rn's into our hospital. if you get your bsn please feel free to apply again.

    regards,
    sue huot-singer rn, bsn, chcr
    nurse recruiter
    penn presbyterian medical center
    1 wright-saunders bldg
    39th & market streets
    philadelphia, pa 19104
  8. by   hiddencatRN
    phillystudentforlife,

    I think everyone else is hiring ADNs, but Presby was the only hospital I called. I am still in prereqs, so haven't been doing the rounds yet!
  9. by   glamgalRN
    RNCU-
    Thanks for sharing that info! That's a little disappointing though!
  10. by   grantyRN06
    Quote from rncu0918
    regarding penn presbyterian:

    i am a new monto grad and i recently applied to presby. this is the e-mail i received in response to my application:

    thank you for your interest in presbyterian hospital and the ed, but we only accept bsn rn's into our hospital. if you get your bsn please feel free to apply again.

    regards,
    sue huot-singer rn, bsn, chcr
    nurse recruiter
    penn presbyterian medical center
    1 wright-saunders bldg
    39th & market streets
    philadelphia, pa 19104
    omg rncu0918 i got the same response in a email. all of penn health has gone bsn only..if you are already in their system, then you have a better chance...and if not....come see us when you have your bsn.

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