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RNHeatherLA

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    nursing school notes

    I threw all mine away after passing the NCLEX! I kept all my work- like careplans and projects, but threw away all the class powerpoints and notes- I can't imagine EVER looking at them again, and it was fun getting rid of all that stuff. I kept my nursing textbooks, but am considering selling those since anything I need to know I could probably just look up online :) I might just keep my nursing fundamentals and patho books though.
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    Loma Linda University Medical Center New Grad 2011

    I just wanted to let you guys know I got a call this morning (they left a message) from Loma Linda. They didn't say in the message that they wanted me to come interview, but I assumed that's why they were calling. My first choice was Intermediate care. I actually got hired at another hospital, though, and am starting next week in Med/Onc. Too bad, I would have loved to start in Peds at Loma Linda! Just wanted to let you guys know that are still hoping for a call! Good luck!
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    Help! Thank you letter post-interview

    I used to think it would be weird/awkward to give a thank-you letter in person after the interview, but the HR manager for the hospital I volunteered coached me a little before an interview and said that I should definitely write thank-you cards right after the interview and go right back in and give them to your interviewers in person. I wouldn't have had the guts to do that if she hadn't suggested I did, but that's what I did the next day and I got the job!! :)
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    California's 2011 New Grad Program

    Thanks! No, I graduated in December 2010 and have applied to TONS of jobs since then. I am pretty sure they have contacted everyone already since I know another person that got hired in Med/Surg, so both Med/Surg and Tele probably chose all their hires. Sorry if you are still waiting to hear something. Good luck, I'm sure you will find something soon! :)
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    California's 2011 New Grad Program

    Thanks!! I am SO excited and happy! I've applied to over 40 jobs and had 3 interviews total. I'm definitely taking the St. Vincent job since my only other prospect was with Planned Parenthood in Pasadena (still waiting to hear back after my interview 4 weeks ago), and I'd rather work at a hospital than a clinic. I also just started doing an internship (unpaid) at Citrus Valley Health Partners in West Covina 1 day a week, but it could be a while before I actually got interviewed or hired there. Sooo I'm definitely taking this job! And the pay is great, more than I expected. :) Have you heard back from anywhere yet??
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    California's 2011 New Grad Program

    I just got a call at 9 am this morning- I was offered a job on the Tele unit! :)
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    Loma Linda University Medical Center New Grad 2011

    Congrats littleguccipiggy!! Only 1 more day left this week to get a call, I will be glued to my phone tomorrow!
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    St. Vincent Hospital New Grad Program

    I applied back on April 11th
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    St. Vincent Hospital New Grad Program

    Hi everyone, So I have an interview this Tuesday for St. Vincent's new grad program in LA and I was wondering if anyone has worked or done clinical rotations there. Is it a nice place to work? I am applying to work in Med/Surg. I would like to know more about the hospital before I go for an interview and I appreciate any info! Thanks! Also, does anyone else have an interview with them this week?
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    Loma Linda University Medical Center New Grad 2011

    Haha Littleguccipiggy, I feel the same way! I will definitely be obsessively checking this forum. My heart leaps at every cellphone ring too, and I get so disappointed when an unknown number turns out to just be my college's alumni association asking for money, or a salesperson, haha. I guess we should get a call by the 10th if we are selected to interview, so sometime next week, ahhh!
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    Loma Linda University Medical Center New Grad 2011

    lovepeacelove- I live in Torrance, which is about 1 1/2 hours away. But I will be moving once I get a job! Thanks everyone for the info! I'll be waiting eagerly to get a phone call
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    Senior Practicum Decision!

    Hi there, If you have a chance to do your preceptorship in OB, do it!!! If that's where you really want to work, the best chance you have at starting there right after graduation is to have your preceptorship in OB. I've been applying to tons of jobs after graduating in December and really want to start in peds or NICU and I think having my preceptorship in peds puts me ahead of other new grads wanting to start out in a peds specialty. Some new grad applications even say, preceptorship in NICU/L&D, whatever, preferred. So go for it! :)
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    Loma Linda University Medical Center New Grad 2011

    According to the lady I spoke with, she said Intermediate care is like Acute, but "Spicier," lol. They get new diagnosis diabetes patients, sedation procedures, bronchoscopies, etc., and is just a step up from acute care with more nursing procedures. Sounds good to me! And I got that generic email too :)
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    Loma Linda University Medical Center New Grad 2011

    Hey guys, I just got a call from Loma Linda- She just asked if I would like to apply to my second choice, Intermediate care since my first choice, Acute care, already had way too many applicants and they are only taking LOCAL applicants for acute care to narrow it down. I hope to get an interview!! :)
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    Loma Linda University Medical Center New Grad 2011

    I'm glad I'm not the only one, I wish they had gotten the email address sorted out before posting the app! Good luck to everyone, and let us know if you hear anything!!
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    Loma Linda University Medical Center New Grad 2011

    Hey everyone, just wanted to share my situation and see if anyone else had the same problem! I got a rejection email from Loma Linda on the 19th saying that my application was incomplete or I did not follow instructions. I was confused since I did exactly what the online app said to do. I thought maybe since I emailed the documents from a different email than I listed on my application, that was the problem. I called the RN residency phone number and she said to forward my original email (to stamayo) to cdpowell and explain what happened. I did, and called again today and was told the stamayo email I sent my application documents to originally was old and incorrect, which is weird since that was listed on the online application! So they checked my application status in the system and said that Mr. Powell had gotten my email and would consider my application. Did this happen to anyone else? The HR person said they got lots of applications to the "correct" email so it must have been listed somewhere. Ugh I'm just relieved I am still in the running, I was so sad after receiving that rejection email last week! Oh, and HR also told me applications would be sent to unit managers by about June 1st so we should hear back around that time.