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  1. Hi! I work in a high risk labor & delivery unit and have 8 months of experience under my new grad belt. I'm looking into applying for nurse practitioner programs next year and I was wondering about the competitiveness. Is it just as competitive as getting into nursing school? My dream is to become a nurse practitioner in women's health and I graduated with my bachelors with a cumulative 3.7. P.S I work in the Bay Area and hope to attend a program in California. Any advice or past experience with the application process will be much appreciated. Thanks!!
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    **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary

    1) california 2) $55 inc. eve differential & benefits 3) no exp. 4) l&d
  3. Thanks everyone for taking the time to share your input :) I think they're done with the reference checks because my status changed online as of yesterday to "you are one of the final candidates considered for this position" I'm crossing my fingers and praying that I hear some positive news soon. Thanks again!
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    Alta Bates L&D Training Program

    Good luck! And hopefully we hear from them soon. Does anyone have any idea on how many people they interviewed?
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    Alta Bates L&D Training Program

    Hi! Anyone out there apply & interview for the Alta Bates L&D training program? Any updates?
  6. Just had an interview for my DREAM job sometime last week. Got word from one of my references that they received a reference check call a day after my interview. For new grad programs, would HR call all references of all interviewees? nurse managers: What is your experience and when do you conduct reference checks? To those who have already landed jobs, what were your experiences as far as reference checks go? thank you in advance
  7. Just had an interview for my DREAM job sometime last week. Got word from my references that they received a reference check call a day after my interview. For new grad programs, would HR call all references of all interviewees? nurse managers: What is your experience and when do you conduct reference checks? what are your experiences? thank you in advance
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    Base pay mentioned at first interview? is that common?

    Thank you everyone for your input! Just got word that they are beginning to check my references so I will be praying extra hard. Thanks again!
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    1st new grad interview and CONFUSED

    Thank you for your input :]
  10. For those who have successfully landed a job, did your manager present the base + differential pay at your first and only interview? (i did not mention it first because I know that's an interview NO-NO haha). I was also sent home with a letter entailing the next steps of onboarding (reference checks, email of acceptance, background checks and physical/drug screening). She also gave me a specific timeline on when I will hear back "7-10 days and to check my email often" Is that pretty standard for interviews? That was my first ever new grad interview and it was for an L&D position in their residency program. wasn't sure if mentioning pay and giving out instructions were considered common now a days. thoughts? thank you!! :)
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    1st new grad interview and CONFUSED

    Hi everyone! After 4 long months of applying to new grad positions, I finally landed an interview for an L&D residency program at a large hospital in California. I arrived 15 minutes early, I dressed professionally wearing a grey women's suite, and brought along a leather notepad as well as my portfolio (resume, CL, letter of recs, senior project pilot study information, certifications). What was interesting was that the interviewers (unit manager & CNS) did not ask a majority of the questions that I had prepared for :X The interview lasted just alittle longer than the 30 minute slot going into about 35mins. They only asked me: 1) Tell me about your preceptorship / with little questions stemming from my answer? 2) Why do you want to work for ____? 3) Tell me about your senior project? 4) What are your short term goals? I was really anticipating scenario and "what are strengths/weaknesses" kind of questions. I answered their questions to the best of my ability and based on their body language the interview seemed okay. There was eye contact, some nods in agreement to certain things that I was saying, they took some notes. After they asked me questions, they went into describing the residency program in detail. The unit manager the proceeded to tell me more about the culture of the unit. What challenges I may face as a new grad in their program and that the preceptors are very new grad friendly. I was asked if I preferred evening or night shifts. She appeared enthusiastic when describing her team. She asked about the hospital that I precepted at (L&D) and was also very detailed about her hospital. We have X beds, we have x births , she told me about their doctors and so the type of patients they see. She then asked me if I had any questions. I had prepared 5 questions but only asked three. Their answers were very clear and well thought out. My last question was of course, "what are the next steps". She told me that they were at the very end of their interviews and that they will be making decisions shortly. She presented a sheet that entailed what to anticipate (reference checks, email/letter of acceptance, background check and physical/drug screenings)--which seemed like onboarding instructions to me. The base pay was also written on that sheet. She said that I would be hearing in 7-10 days and to check my email often. The manager also kept my portfolio O_O We said our goodbyes and I dropped off a hand written thank you note to the receptionist. I thanked them for their time and that I appreciated hearing their thoughts on what they found rewarding in their career. I'm CONFUSED. I know I should just wait and see but I can't help but analyze everything haha. 1) They barely asked any behavioral/scenario questions but 2) I have this sheet with onboarding instructions and a base pay? Is it normal for HR/managers to do these kind of things? Hand out a sheet with onboarding instructions as well as mention base pay on a first interview? What are your experiences? help please! I have a long wait to go. haha.
  12. Hi everyone! After 4 long months of applying to new grad positions, I finally landed an interview for an L&D residency program at a large hospital in California. I arrived 15 minutes early, I dressed professionally wearing a grey women's suite, and brought along a leather notepad as well as my portfolio (resume, CL, letter of recs, senior project pilot study information, certifications). What was interesting was that the interviewers (unit manager & CNS) did not ask a majority of the questions that I had prepared for :X The interview lasted just alittle longer than the 30 minute slot going into about 35mins. They only asked me: 1) Tell me about your preceptorship / with little questions stemming from my answer? 2) Why dp you want to work for ____? 3) Tell me about your senior project? 4) What are your short term goals? I was really anticipating scenario and "what are strengths/weaknesses" kind of questions. I answered their questions to the best of my ability and based on their body language the interview seemed okay. There was eye contact, some nods in agreement to certain things that I was saying, they took some notes. After they asked me questions, they went into describing the residency program in detail. The unit manager the proceeded to tell me more about the culture of the unit. What challenges I may face as a new grad in their program and that the preceptors are very new grad friendly. I was asked if I preferred evening or night shifts. She appeared enthusiastic when describing her team. She asked about the hospital that I precepted at (L&D) and was also very detailed about her hospital. We have X beds, we have x births , she told me about their doctors and so the type of patients they see. She then asked me if I had any questions. I had prepared 5 questions but only asked three. Their answers were very clear and well thought out. My last question was of course, "what are the next steps". She told me that they were at the very end of their interviews and that they will be making decisions shortly. She presented a sheet that entailed what to anticipate (reference checks, email/letter of acceptance, background check and physical/drug screenings)--which seemed like onboarding instructions to me. The base pay was also written on that sheet. She said that I would be hearing in 7-10 days and to check my email often. We said our goodbyes and I dropped off a hand written thank you note to the receptionist. I thanked them for their time and that I appreciated hearing their thoughts on what they found rewarding in their career. I'm CONFUSED. I know I should just wait and see but I can't help but analyze everything haha. 1) They barely asked any behavioral/scenario questions but 2) I have this sheet with onboarding instructions and a base pay? Is it normal for HR/managers to do these kind of things? Hand out a sheet with onboarding instructions as well as mention base pay on a first interview? What are your experiences? help please! I have a long wait to go. haha.
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    White Memorial New Grad (Versant) Residency March 2015

    What unit did you get selected for?
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    UCLA New Grad Winter 2015

    Has anyone heard anything from peds or nicu yet?
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    Sharp New Grad Winter 2014/2015

    Applied and status still says "under consideration". Hopefully we hear something soon :X
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    White Memorial New Grad (Versant) Residency March 2015

    I have yet to hear anything from them =\ Good luck to all of us.