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UC Davis Med Center Nurse Residency Fall 2021

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Good morning, all! 

Applications for the UCD Nurse Residency Program Fall '21 cohort open today and I am eager as ever! It has been a longtime dream of mine to join the Med Center and application day is finally here. I wanted to start this chain so we can support each other and provide information about important dates and decisions. Hoping this goes well for all of us!

-Danielle

Thank you for making this! I already have questions! The application info page on their website says they want our resume, cover letter, and transcripts all in one document to upload to the "resume upload only." Does this mean they do not want us to put anything in the cover letter upload? Or do we just put all three in both of the slots? 

13 minutes ago, NewGradNurs said:

Thank you for making this! I already have questions! The application info page on their website says they want our resume, cover letter, and transcripts all in one document to upload to the "resume upload only." Does this mean they do not want us to put anything in the cover letter upload? Or do we just put all three in both of the slots? 

Hello! 
I uploaded as one just under resume. If you look at the job posting about 2/3rds of the way down it says to submit the document under resume only, so I don’t believe you need to include it under cover letter as well.  

Okay, thats what I figured! Thank you!

I heard maybe 8 weeks or so until we get updates? 

I think so! The FAQs page says they'll start reviewing after the position closes and the entire process can take 3 months, but I know the last cohort was pretty much waiting until the last minute! The waiting will surely be the hardest part for me, LOL. 

Does anyone know any new grads that got hited without having done clinicals there? I applied and I’m hoping for ER, OR, or ICU. Good luck everyone! 

I know someone who was hired for ICU, with no previous experience at UCD. 

19 hours ago, MedictwoRN said:

Does anyone know any new grads that got hited without having done clinicals there? I applied and I’m hoping for ER, OR, or ICU. Good luck everyone! 

I figured I have a slim chance because I didn’t do clinicals there either. I am hoping for ER as well. Did you make your cover letter specific to those units or general? I went more general in hopes of not being counted out of other units but I’m worried that could be a mistake. 

I left mine vague as well for the same reason. I assume they will look at experience and the clinical experience to see where you'd be a good fit. 

 

I heard they only consider you for where you got your preceptorship so you should tailor your cover letter to there. 

On 4/8/2021 at 3:32 PM, MedictwoRN said:

Does anyone know any new grads that got hited without having done clinicals there? I applied and I’m hoping for ER, OR, or ICU. Good luck everyone! 

I have heard that people have been accepted without UCD experience. I went to school in central CA so I don't have UCD experience and still hoping for the best! 

 

5 hours ago, NewGradNurs said:

I heard they only consider you for where you got your preceptorship so you should tailor your cover letter to there. 

I also heard that you can be considered for other departments. I specified in my cover letter my top choice (NICU- which is where I did my preceptorship) but that I would be happy with any PICU/peds opportunities. 

Good luck everyone!!

On 4/9/2021 at 2:56 PM, NewGradNurs said:

I heard they only consider you for where you got your preceptorship so you should tailor your cover letter to there. 

Would graduating from a program that didn't include a preceptorship disqualify us from applying?

On 4/9/2021 at 9:00 PM, jroon17 said:

I have heard that people have been accepted without UCD experience. I went to school in central CA so I don't have UCD experience and still hoping for the best! 

 

I also heard that you can be considered for other departments. I specified in my cover letter my top choice (NICU- which is where I did my preceptorship) but that I would be happy with any PICU/peds opportunities. 

Good luck everyone!!

Hello, Jroon!

I’m in the same boat! NICU preceptorship with either NICU or PICU preferred. The posting comes down today I believe so we’re almost one step closer! 😄 

Congrats for making it this far everyone, excited to keep each other posted about the next steps (however long it may take for that to happen 😅)

Hi everyone! I also applied with a general cover letter, but I included my ED experience. I volunteered at UCDMC before I went out of state for school so here’s to hoping for the best. 

43 minutes ago, lannak said:

Hi everyone! I also applied with a general cover letter, but I included my ED experience. I volunteered at UCDMC before I went out of state for school so here’s to hoping for the best. 

Same 

@lannak I tried to message you privately but it won't let me...how long do you think it will take us to get a Cali license? Are you testing right away for the California license or are you doing an endorsement? I'm testing for Texas since the test dates are so fast and then doing the endorsement. The state is just so behind, I hope we can make the deadline if we get chosen.