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Drewseph ADN, RN

New Grad ADN / RN-to-BSN Student

Currently seeking entry-level RN position at a teaching hospital, preferably with Magnet status and an accredited Nurse Residency Program that offers ED, ICU, or PCU training

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Drewseph is a ADN, RN and specializes in New Grad ADN / RN-to-BSN Student.

ANDREW W. ROHRER, ADN, RN

  • Registered Nurse (RN). 
    Newly licensed in the state of California, March 2021 (Expires Oct. 2022)
  • New Graduate ADN. 
    Alumnus of the Modesto Jr. College Associate Degree Nursing Program. Class of December 2020
  • BSN & PHN Student. 
    Attending California State University, Stanislaus;  School of Nursing, Online RN-to-BSN Program. Sequential Enrollment Program Cohort 8, Class of May 2022. Enrolled and taking classes since May 2019
  • Disaster Health Services Responder. 
    Volunteer with the American Red Cross, Northern California & Coastal Region, Heart of the Valley Chapter. January 2021 - Present
  • Immediate Past President 
    And former Vice President of the California Nursing Students' Association (CNSA, 2019-2020), an organization composed of 6,000 student nurses
  • California State Representative
    On the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) Council of State Presidents and House of Delegates
  • Emerging Professionals Liaison and Membership Committee Member 
    For the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), California State Council, appointed by the President Elect in January 2021
  • Dedicated Healthcare Professional 
    With 7+ years of industry experience providing compassionate, patient-centered care in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings

**OPEN TO WORK**
Objective: Currently seeking an entry-level position for a Registered Nurse (RN) at a teaching hospital in the United States, preferably with Magnet status and an accredited Nurse Residency Program that offers Emergency Department (ED), Intensive Care Unit (ICU), or Progressive Care Unit (PCU) specialty training

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  1. Drewseph

    UC San Diego Nurse Residency, July/Aug 2021

    Hi @sd nursing student, my status also changed for 2 out of 5 to referred to hiring manager and I passed my NCLEX in March 🤷‍♂️ But I'm also just an ADN new graduate (+ RN-to-BSN student)... So if I can get referred, I feel like it could definitely still happen for you! 😊 *** For anyone following the thread: Still no call for me yet (Tele PCU / IMU-PCU)
  2. Drewseph

    UC San Diego Nurse Residency, July/Aug 2021

    Has anyone heard back from ED at all?
  3. Drewseph

    UC San Diego Nurse Residency, July/Aug 2021

    @livlafrn as far as application statuses changing, yes. But no phone call or email yet 🤞
  4. Drewseph

    New Grad moving to California

    @FutureNurseMack nice!! That's great news... I'm in Modesto (we're neighbors!) and I am here to tell you, we have it easier in the Central Valley than almost anywhere else in the state of California. In fact, many people in our cohorts will already have a job offer lined up before they graduate. That's unheard of in LA, SF, or even Sac! In that case, you might want to consider staying in California if you want to come back here anyway. You can find work.... you might have to be willing to go anywhere from Bakersfield to Stockton those first couple of years, but you'll likely end up getting a job in the Fresno-Clovis area. That's great that you want ED, but I would try to get a job as an ED tech/EMT while you're in nursing school. It will help you out tremendously because it's one of the most competitive department areas to get into as a new grad...usually (but not always) the lucky ones who get hired in the ED have ED experience already. Just to give you, or anyone looking into moving to CA as a new grad RN, an idea as to the hardest specialties to get hired into as a new grad since like Summer 2020, in order from hardest to "less-hard". This is just what I've seen over the past year. Not based off real life numbers, just off of close observation between myself and my fellow nurse-geek friends 🤓 1. Labor & Delivery (L/D) 2. Emergency Department (ED) 3. Any Intensive Care Unit (IMCU, SICU, CVICU, PICU, NICU, TICU) 4. Mother-Baby (postpartum, antepartum, newborn nursery) 5. Pediatrics (especially Peds ED or PICU) 6. Progressive Care Unit (PCU) / Step-Down CCU / Intermediate ICU 7. Telemetry(renal-tele, cardiac-tele, or med-surg-tele) 8. Med-Surg (medical, surgical, renal, cardiac, ortho, respiratory) 9. OR / PACU (Except at some hospitals, where its most competitive) 10. Oncology/Infusion/GI, Outpatient doctor's offices 11. Dialysis (inpatient or outpatient), COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics 12. Home Health, Palliative Care, and Hospice 13. Nursing Homes: Acute Rehab, LTC, SNF 14. Psych/Mental Health/Behavioral Health Centers 15. Prisons and correctional facilities *2 and 3 are basically tied, but sometimes can be reversed as well. **Because I know someone's thinking it: no, travel nursing as a new grad isn't a thing. 1 (usually 2) years of experience is the minimum
  5. Drewseph

    UC San Diego Nurse Residency, July/Aug 2021

    Yesssss... Congratulations, @kmbxo that's great news! Celebrating with you!! My IMU/PCU application was also referred to the hiring manager today! Still no word on my Telemetry PCU application that got referred last week, but I'm staying close to my phone and checking emails... Also, @Doglover16 all of my applications say "open" whether or not the status has changed. I think this is pretty common on job apps, so I wouldn't worry too much about it. And @sunflower97 I wouldn't worry too much about the signature on the PDF application, it's just an automatic form that they use. We did have to enter an electronic signature by typing out name and the date on the original applications, so my guess is that's the only signature they need from us at this time... but don't quote me on that! LOL Rooting for all of us! Andrew *Side Note* I also learned today that I made it a step further toward a new grad position ED at Johns Hopkins that I applied for, like over a month ago!! It's been a minute since I had a day with two wins, so I'm super happy... feeling like maybe I should drive up to the casino or something?🤩 😵
  6. Drewseph

    Student found using RN,BSN behind their name

    I mean I sort of get it, if you're coming from a place of really wanting to uphold your state's Nurse Practice Act. Fraudulent nursing practice is no joke. But even then it would only be an issue if he was providing services, treatment, or health advice and saying like "You can trust me! I'm a Registered Nurse / BSN / basically a doctor..." ******** Warm/friendly new grad-to-new student nurse advice: (1) Don't take all the comments on this thread to heart. They're laughing with you, not at you 😉 (2) If you ever have an issue with another student or a nurse, unless they're immediately putting someone's safety at risk or they're impaired- like you smell alcohol on their breath and they're on duty... 99.9% of the time it's best to first address the problem with that person directly, and in a non-confrontational manner, before you report to another nurse to a charge, nurse manager, or nurse faculty member. Who knows, right? There may just be more to the story that we didn't know about. (3) I'd let this one go, though, for sure. It's a non-issue Just something to consider 🙂
  7. Drewseph

    New Grad moving to California

    @FutureNurseMack that's a tricky one... the same thing happened to me, I got accepted into an ADN program in Cali and had to wait half a year before my 1st semester started. Your chances of getting hired as a new grad are a lot higher if you apply wherever you did your clinicals and preceptorship, which is another one of the main reasons I suggested staying out in Utah for a couple years after you graduate (if you do end up going to school out there)... but it's definitely worth considering staying if you've already been accepted into an ADN program out here, because it's so competitive and that's half the battle, you can be done with your BSN online in as little as a year after you graduate if you wanted, and already be working as an RN to help pay that off. Let me ask you this: where are you at in California? Certain areas are much easier to find work than others. Also are you hard-set on what kind of floor or specialty you work in, or are you pretty flexible?
  8. @Spinnurse I think it's totally appropriate to email the manager your resume and cover letter. Although I think it would be more effective if you actually print it out, swing by their office, introduce yourself, and give it to them in person... Just make sure to dress nice and call ahead and ask the receptionist when the best time is to swing by. I used to work at an outpatient clinic and people who did this had a much better chance at scoring an interview 😉
  9. Drewseph

    UC San Diego Nurse Residency, July/Aug 2021

    @RN2FNP_Someday Don't even trip! Honestly, only 1 of my 5 applications has been referred... all the rest of mine still say "Received" 😅 You've got plenty of time yet!
  10. Drewseph

    UC San Diego Nurse Residency, July/Aug 2021

    Check your application statuses, y'all... 😍
  11. Drewseph

    UC San Diego Nurse Residency, July/Aug 2021

    @StudentNurse1221 I graduated my ADN program in December 2020 and just took/passed the NCLEX on March 11th. I heard that the wait time for the ATT around the holidays this year was even worse than normal with COVID-19. I even had to take last semester off my RN-to-BSN program because I couldn't move forward without my license 😕 What about you, what's your status?
  12. Drewseph

    New Grad moving to California

    @Mackenziefaye So if you decide to go that route, you'll apply for Initial Licensure by Examination, and you'll want to work with your Program Director or Dean to get all of the paperwork to the BRN they'll need from the school to evaluate your eligibility to take the California NCLEX and become licensed. While the schools of nursing in California automatically take care of all this (aka your "packet") for us once we apply to take the NCLEX, this is a process that you'll need to be proactive in doing on your own, with the help of your faculty. https://www.RN.ca.gov/applicants/lic-exam.shtml Honestly, as a new grad who graduated in December in California, I personally would recommend that you consider getting licensed and working out there for your first year as a nurse in Utah, in the specialty you want, and then coming back here once you can get Licensed by Endorsement in California: meaning that you don't have to take the California NCLEX because you already passed it in Utah and you have gained some verifiable work experience. https://www.RN.ca.gov/applicants/lic-end.shtml I say this because I am here to tell you: it is HARD to find work in California as a new graduate RN, and most folks wait on average up to 6 months after graduation before they find a job. Otherwise folks end up working in LTC, a nursing home, or a vaccine clinic in the meantime to try and find work until they can get hired at a hospital. And there's a little bit of variability based on geographic location. But again: if I were in your shoes I would take the NCLEX in Utah, get hired at the hospital where you do clinical on the floor/unit/specialty that fits you best, use that first year of experience to work on getting licensed by endorsement, and then move out here once you have a license and your job already lined up for you... it's 100X easier to get a job once you have 1-2 years experience! Especially in California. Best of luck to you, I hope this helps! 🤞
  13. Drewseph

    UC San Diego Nurse Residency, July/Aug 2021

    @bean2bos Nice! Congratulations! Fingers crossed for your phone screening... keep us posted on how it goes 😃 What state are you from?
  14. Drewseph

    UC San Diego Nurse Residency, July/Aug 2021

    @StudentNurse1221 mine still says "Application Received" How about yours?
  15. Drewseph

    UC San Diego Nurse Residency, July/Aug 2021

    @sd nursing student I haven't heard back or gotten a call yet, but was looking through old threads from past UCSD nurse residency applicants and it looks like it took anywhere from 7-14 days before folks started getting calls. I also got to learn about the process, if anyone wants to know: You start with an initial phone screen with HR; and then if you make it to the next round, it's a panel interview with the department managers . For that one you can expect a combination of behavioral questions, prioritization, delegation, and clinical scenario questions. Job offers after that, but know that not all departments are interviewing at the same time.... Hope this is helpful!
  16. Hey fellow new grad applicants! Just starting a discussion board for the UCSD Nurse Residency Program, July/Aug cohort... hope we can keep each other in the loop. Break a leg, everyone! -Andrew R., RN I. Where are you from? Modesto, CA II. What School of Nursing did you attend/are you attending? California State University, Stanislaus (RN-to-BSN) and Modesto Junior College (ADN) III. What floors/departments/units are you applying to? (in order of preference) 1. Emergency Department (both) 2. Burn ICU 3. SICU 4. Telemetry PCU 5. PCU