2023 SCVMC New Grad/Clinical Nurse I

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I noticed that the only forums about SCVMC's (Santa Clara Valley Medical Center) new grad/clinical nurse I positions were from 2022, so I was hoping to start a new one for this year as interviews roll around and new positions become available.

antnursing

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Hi! I recently got an email about the competitive rating and it said that I was rank 36 for pediatric/PICU clinical nurse 1. Not sure if that's high enough for an interview, but that's where I'm at with SCVMC right now. 

Hi!

TBH I got the rank 180 for the critical care training program and received an invitation to the interview event the next day, so I'm not all too sure how their ranking system works. I received rank 91 for the med-surg position and haven't received anything from them yet.

I also had a quick question for others who may be in my situation. I received a formal interview for the critical care training program and two duplicate emails with "TICU" and "IICU" asking for two references. I was wondering if that was their way of letting us know that we were going to interview for that unit or not. Or is it more of a broad interview for all critical care units? Thanks !

msy said:

Hi!

TBH I got the rank 180 for the critical care training program and received an invitation to the interview event the next day, so I'm not all too sure how their ranking system works. I received rank 91 for the med-surg position and haven't received anything from them yet.

I also had a quick question for others who may be in my situation. I received a formal interview for the critical care training program and two duplicate emails with "TICU" and "IICU" asking for two references. I was wondering if that was their way of letting us know that we were going to interview for that unit or not. Or is it more of a broad interview for all critical care units? Thanks !

Do you think you could let me know where you saw the critical care training program?

Mwnurse2022 said:

Do you think you could let me know where you saw the critical care training program?

Hi! 

The CC training program was titled "Clinical Nurse 1-Unclassified-Specialty Training Program" and posted on the Santa Clara Valley careers page around mid-December and closed on January 4.

msy said:

Hi! 

The CC training program was titled "Clinical Nurse 1-Unclassified-Specialty Training Program" and posted on the Santa Clara Valley careers page around mid-December and closed on January 4.

Ahh I see. I didn't see it for some reason, but thank you for the heads up!

Has 2 years experience.

I am not sure how the rankings work either, but I heard that if you are to get an interview, you normally hear back the day after receiving the ranking report email.

For the Specialty Training Program, I heard you need to take an exam and pass with 80% before you can start working. Does anyone know what happens if you don't pass the exam?

Hmm I also read on past threads that some people also got their interview invitations like a month after. Not 100% certain about this though and not sure if it was for the same program, but I wouldn't lose hope just yet!

Has 2 years experience.

Have you heard anything about the exam they require?

California_x_Nurse said:

Have you heard anything about the exam they require?

This is what I found:

"The exam was about 100-110 questions. Exam questions were appropriate to what was learned in class. Just a long exam but otherwise questions were not too difficult. As long as you understood the material and studied."

"Most of the people in the class were also new grads and many passed.. Just like nursing school exams.. pay attention, take good notes & study! I felt HESI/NCLEX was harder than the exam but don't slack off."

 

Not sure of what happens if you don't pass though

Has 2 years experience.
msy said:

This is what I found:

"The exam was about 100-110 questions. Exam questions were appropriate to what was learned in class. Just a long exam but otherwise questions were not too difficult. As long as you understood the material and studied."

"Most of the people in the class were also new grads and many passed.. Just like nursing school exams.. pay attention, take good notes & study! I felt HESI/NCLEX was harder than the exam but don't slack off."

Ohhh, so we basically would attend a class with other new-hires/new grads after being offered a position, and at the end of the class course we would take the exam?

That's more of a relief, since we would have an idea of what material we would be tested on... I thought they were going to randomly give an exam with no study guide/preparation for what would be on it LOL.

I was so worried about how we will know what to study or what to prepare for!

wonderlust

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Has 3 years experience.

Did you guys have a preceptorship in an ICU? I do not have ICU clinical experience, so I am kinda scared that I do not stand a chance during the interview. Thank you.