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    SCOTT&WHITE nursing internship

    Hey PortlandOR, I actually ended up getting a second offer at Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas and chose that one instead. So I've been working there for a year now! I loved the whole internship/orientation process. I can't speak for Scott and White, but they really made sure that I felt comfortable before letting me be on my own. I am taking care of sweet babies now, and loving every minute of it!!! I definitely think applying for an internship/orientation program is vital to switching from nursing student to confident, autonomous nurse. Good luck in all that you do!
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    Seton Versant Residency Program

    Hello! I am so sorry that I am just now responding, I hope it isn't too late. So, how fast did I have to make a decision? Seton was my top choice, so I immediately accepted the position. However, I did have another job at another hospital, and they only gave me a week to decide. I imagine Seton would give you the same amount of time. From getting a job at two hospitals, I would just say to accept the one you get first (bc let's face it, it's not easy to get a job these days), and if a better one comes a long, just call them back and say you got another offer that fits better for you. You are allowed to do that. Even though I felt terrible about doing that, I asked a lot of people, and they said that the most important thing to do is look out for yourself and what truly works for you. I don't mind answering questions! Let me know if you have any other ones. Good Luck!
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    Seton Versant Residency Program

    I'm sorry, but I don't have any information on the positions that are left. I'd say wait for one more week, and just give up for this cohort. It's competitive. They told us on day one that they had over 1000 applications, and hired about 100 people, sooo it's tough.
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    Seton Versant Residency- What to wear!

    I am in the current versant program that's about to finish up, and on the first day you can wear business casual or navy blue scrubs. It really doesn't matter. You pretty much just sit there. As for shoes, you can wear whatever shoes you feel like wearing. It's not strict at all.
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    Seton Versant Residency Program

    Sorry I haven't responded sooner. I didn't have my interview until May, and I started the residency in June, so it was pretty late. It's good that it says "routed" now though.
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    SCOTT&WHITE nursing internship

    I interviewed for NICU internship, and she never asked for my transcript or anything about grades. It could be different for other areas. I'm not sure.
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    Seton Versant Residency Program

    Hello BRP RN! Yes, they will call you. However, I would just say be patient. They called me very late, so don't give up hope yet! Oh, and if it hasn't been "routed" then it means your file isn't complete, I'd call Human Resources about that. Good Luck!
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    RN Versant Program-Austin

    I completely agree. I'm sure one of the most important things is to find someone awesome to work with. I know that the people I work with are awesome, and it's definitely one of the reasons why I like going to work. :)
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    Any 22 weekers out there?

    We had a 22 weeker this past week. It was soo sad, you could tell the baby was suffering...along with the parents. My hospital usually calls the ethics committee and discusses this situation, but I don't know what happened this time. As a general ethics rule, my hospital, normally doesn't resuscitate any baby born less than 23 weeks. Upon a HUS, the baby had extreme head bleeds. The baby passed away later that night. In defense of the parents, they fully don't understand that their baby is suffering or that their baby is not compatible with life or how severely they are undeveloped...we ask if they want us to resuscitate the baby at delivery, but the only thing they're thinking is, "you're not going to save my baby? that's why we're at a hospital!" ...tough situation. no baby should suffer
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    RN Versant Program-Austin

    I have a BSN, but there are people in the program with an Associate's degree. They lean towards people with BSN's, but they will hire Associate degree RN's. I think it really depends on the Manager of the unit you are interviewing for and I think your personal experience has a part in the decision too. If you have an Associate's degree, I would definitely encourage you to apply! Oh, and I didn't previously work for Seton. About 40% of the people in the program worked for Seton before getting into the program. Any other questions?
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    RN Versant Program-Austin

    i'd love to answer anyone's questions, too. i am in the program right now! just send me a private message. :)
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    I need interviewing tips for Scott and White.

    I interviewed with Scott and White, but it really depends on the unit you are interviewing for. Each manager is different and will ask different questions, but I'll tell you some of the questions they asked me. 1) Why did you go into nursing? 2) Why do you want (the unit you are interviewing for)? 3) Why Scott and White? Hope this isn't too late!
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    New Grad NICU Support Thread

    Tomorrow is my first day, but it's just hospital orientation. But, still!! I guess I'm just a bit anxious. Can't wait to start taking care of those little babies! Good luck to all the interviews!! Don't be nervous, they're already interested in you if they called you for the interview. Remember that! You just have to sell yourself a little bit more! :) Your passion will shine through without you even trying. I promise! Good luck to those taking the NCLEX! Be confident in your knowledge!
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    New jobs anywhere?

    Yea! It's a hospital called Scott & White in Temple, TX (North of Austin). They have a program just for New Graduates! No experience is required. They won't hire new grads in the NICU until January 2011 and then again in June 2011. Definitely try when the time comes! I went on an interview there, got the job, but then got another job somewhere else, so I went for that one. It seemed like a great hospital though, it was a hard choice! I have felt your pain. I graduated in December, applied, and heard nothing. I had to try again for the June programs for new grads, and was jobless for about 5 months!
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    student interested in NICU- what can I do now?

    First off, just to work in the NICU, you can either have a Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree or an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). Secondly, you have to have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) before you can go to school to be a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, and even then, some schools require you to have at least 2 years of experience as an RN before you start a practitioner program. So, first and foremost, you have to get accepted into nursing school. Being a cuddler in the NICU is definitely an awesome idea to do during school!
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    New Grad NICU Support Thread

    Hello everyone! I'm a new grad starting NEXT MONDAY! aaah! I, too, am so excited to start my dream job :)