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    West Coast University Post Masters FNP

    They seem very helpful and supportive and I think it’ll be okay. Definitely will be hard. I’m planning to start July 1
  2. _HopefulNurse_

    West Coast University Post Masters FNP

    Hey, I just talked to them today inquiring information. It sounds like they work with you when clinicals start based on how available you are for clinical hours. I am awaiting a response regarding clinical placement. I was told they start working 4-6 months before each placement, but it was vague. I just emailed the actual person in charge of that, so waiting for that response. Clinical hours though is: N663L-A Primary Care Adult and Geriatric Patient 195hrs over 16wks / 100hrs A/12-16hrs wkly N664L-A Primary Care Women's Health 130hrs over 16wks / 70hrs A/8-10hrs wkly N662L-A Primary Care Pediatric Patient 130hrs over 16wks / 70hrs A/8-10hrs wkly N668L-A Advance Health Care Residency 195hrs over 16wks / 100hrs A/12-16hrs wkly Honestly, if they find clinical placement, I'm leaning towards starting. Really for convenience and flexibility, especially with kids. If you are alumni or your hospital is partnered with them, you can get up to 20% the program.
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    West Coast University graduates

    Hey, I graduated from WCU north hollywood in 2017. Honestly, the program did the job. There are teachers that are better than others and etc, but that's how it probably is everywhere. You have to have the self control and motivation to study. I felt prepared for the NCLEX and felt that the staff was helpful. For BSN, if you can go elsewhere you should. ONLY because of the price. If you can save money, save money! There are many who had to get a private loan and are struggling to pay it off, it's doable if you can get it covered with federal loans alone. Besides that, people do kind of look down at WCU. It does have a reputation of "oh you bought your degree". It is getting better though. I fortunately did not have a hard time and was able to get into a new grad residency program after school, but just keep that in mind. Overall though, I would recommend the school if you can't get in elsewhere and don't want to be waitlisted elsewhere foreevvverr.
  4. _HopefulNurse_

    CHLA September 2017

    I don't think it hurts to apply again. They also told us that many who didint get into the versant program end up working elsewhere and applying to their transition program later on.
  5. _HopefulNurse_

    New Grad Peds CTICU

    Thank you everyone for your input! I really appreciate it. I don't start the position until September and my brain is getting restless. I finished school in April and my brain misses learning. I will definitely start going over EKG, common meds, and understanding how the heart changes from fetal to newborn. I feel like that would be a good start while I'm waiting.
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    CHLA September 2017

    In the Facebook chla group for this cohort there are ppl who got offered for 5W. That's all I know :/.
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    New Grad Peds CTICU

    Hello everyone! I will be starting a new grad residency at a children's hospital for their CTICU. I wanted to get advice on any good reading material that can help me prepare for the position or even a good reference guide for when I am working. I have seen many mention the book: Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery by Bojar....but I'm not sure if that mostly only helpful for adult patients. Does anyone have any recommendations for books that are specific to peds?
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    New Grad Peds CTICU

    Hello everyone! I will be starting a new grad residency at a children's hospital for their CTICU. I wanted to get advice on any good reading material that can help me prepare for the position or even a good reference guide for when I am working. I have seen many mention the book: Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery by Bojar....but I'm not sure if that mostly only helpful for adult patients. Does anyone have any recommendations for books that are specific to peds?
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    CHLA September 2017

    I think it depends. Do you have an offer for both? Where do you live? Which unit are you more passionate about? Do you care about money? (UCLA gets paid way more) ETC... Personally for me, CHLA hands down.
  10. _HopefulNurse_

    CHLA September 2017

    I was told I would receive my official offer within 30 min. I think I got it in about 1-2 hours
  11. _HopefulNurse_

    CHLA September 2017

    Do you mean the official offer?
  12. _HopefulNurse_

    CHLA September 2017

    Awesome! Just requested to join :)
  13. _HopefulNurse_

    CHLA September 2017

    Hey spencer! I don't think there's a page yet. I think a lot of the units are still waiting for replies. So far it seems NICU and Heart Institute. Did you get an offer for ED?
  14. _HopefulNurse_

    CHLA September 2017

    Thanks! I hope everyone receives good news soon also!
  15. _HopefulNurse_

    CHLA September 2017

    I just got a call and accepted a position for the Heart Institute!!!
  16. _HopefulNurse_

    CHLA September 2017

    Hello, Does anyone know many positions there are for the Heart Institute?
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