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    Vanderbilt's Nurse Residency Program

    Yeah just got my rejection about 10 min ago. I went for critical care too. Good luck everyone.
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    Vanderbilt's Nurse Residency Program

    I think they interviewed about 200..more or less...if you look on the website at previous cohorts, like the winter 2010, or summer 2009, etc..it will show you all the ppl who got in, and other statistics, such as avg. GPA (It was 3.4 for winter 2010 I believe). Anyone interview on March 10th?? Just curious If I actually met anyone on here so far haha.
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    Vanderbilt's Nurse Residency Program

    Thanks for the imput...I turned it down..I spoke with my uncle who is a critical care nurse in New Orleans, also my peers and professors. I think the general thought was to hold out for a better patient care experience. My uncle thinks the OR isn't really the best choice for a NEW GRAD because you don't see a lot of variability, and don't use a lot of critical thinking seeing as your not doing a lot of hands on patient care with skills and such. Really too I'd be doing it for the 5000$ incentive, which if they didn't offer that I prob. wouldn't take it -which means I'd be doing it for the money haha and I'm not about that. Also it was in North Dakota, town of about 35,000, so I figured I wouldn't want to live up there alone. At least Nashville is huge ya know? I'm just hoping for the Vandy program now. I've also applied to the Parkland residency in Dallas which seems good, and a few other positions...about 30 lol. Ofcourse like I mentioned before if all else fails the army, you can't really go wrong with that. Oh and yeah to apply for a CRNA program you need AT LEAST 2 years of experience in a critical care setting -which ONLY means an ICU, or ER, CCU. the operating room is not critical care. But hey good luck everyone only a few more more weeks and we find out! Vanderbilt is such a sweet campus too...wasn't their courtyard cool too, the one with that little mcdonalds in it haha. Wow there childrends hospital is really neat too. Not to mention for lunch a buddy and I went downtown and grabbed lunch at a great restaraunt, live bands during the day it was crazy. Such a cool atmosphere.
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    Vanderbilt's Nurse Residency Program

    Hey guys... Just got an offer for an OR program up in Minot, ND, compliments of an agency with an incentive offer of a sign-on bonus. I think I'm going to pass and hold out for this position, or obviously other nursing jobs that arise. Do you think this is a good idea?? I want that ICU/critical care experience that will help me be more marketable for the future. I feel working as a scrub nurse/circulating nurse I'm going to lose a lot of nursing skills/critical thinking. Its only a year commitment so its really not that big of deal...but then i'll miss out on this program which I really want more. Then again it seems if I don't get it I could be screwed seeing as NO place hires recent grads for an ICU position. Well if all else fails I'm doing the army thing, 30,000 sign on, tuition paid, critical care program, and the fast track to a CRNA program, and they love guys lol...Does anyone know what a nurse makes about once there finished with this residency program??? I wish I could call vanderbilt now and ask if I'm in lol...
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