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by blueyes27 blueyes27 (Member) Member

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I am currently in an ADN program and have been looking for a new grad Residency program I can apply for upon graduation. I am really trying to get into peds most specificlly the PICU or NICU. I live in CO and the residency programs here at childrens hospital wont even consider you with an ADN. However I have found several programs in other states that welcome ADN applicants. There programs tend to run between 13-18 weeks. My question is can I apply to out of state residency programs? I dont want to move away from CO but thought this might look good on my resume when I begin applying for jobs here.

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KbmRN has 11 years experience as a ADN and specializes in PCU, Hospice, Psych, ICU, Case & Disease Mgmt.

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I believe if you are living in the state and paid to have your license there, you can. They have a residency program at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. A few of my friends from ADN school got in there with no problem, and they love it. Good Luck!

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You can certainly endorse your license to any state in which you can get hired.

Be aware that you should have a story much more compelling than "This residency program will look great on my resume when I start looking for the job I really want back in Colorado."

Also be aware that any organization that is hiring 'BSN only' for their residency programs is probably 'BSN only' for all of their new hires, even ones with significant experience.

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SummitRN has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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Indeed, I have heard TCH is now BSN only, period. However, a residency program out of state and earn your BSN = very good plan.

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