UC Davis RN Residency Summer/Fall 2017

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by NursKam NursKam, MSN, RN, NP Member

Specializes in Family Practice & Emergency Department.

Hey guys! I wanted to start this thread for those of us that have applied to the UC Davis RN residency program for the August and October 2017 start dates! This is so exciting! Let's keep each other updated and support each other along the way!

LilTeapot

LilTeapot

22 Posts

I submitted my application today. This is my second time applying- hoping for a better outcome this time around!

Oakdene44

Oakdene44

48 Posts

I applied also!

NursKam

NursKam, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in Family Practice & Emergency Department. 49 Posts

Good luck to everyone! I hope we all get chosen! Let's stay in touch throughout the process! Also, For anyone who did not have a preceptorship in their program, like myself, they said we will still be considered. They will go off of clinical rotations for placement instead.

SlimSaydee

SlimSaydee

37 Posts

Hi there, can someone tell me if during the application process they ask your department(s) of interest? For instance, do they take new grads in ICU? I don't see it on the website FAQs.

Also wondering if there is a one or two page max for resume. Didn't see that either.

Thanks for any help before I submit.

Peds_new_grad

Peds_new_grad

35 Posts

There is no resume limit- it's kind of hard to keep it to a page when they ask for an extensive detail on your clinical placements. In terms of department placement, I spoke with a recruiter about that and she advised me to mention the department I would like in my cover letter (preceptorship). Hope this helps!

SlimSaydee

SlimSaydee

37 Posts

There is no resume limit- it's kind of hard to keep it to a page when they ask for an extensive detail on your clinical placements. In terms of department placement, I spoke with a recruiter about that and she advised me to mention the department I would like in my cover letter (preceptorship). Hope this helps!

Very helpful, thanks. And in regards to the recipient info on the cover letter, did you just put UCD's general address. I don't see a nursing recruiter's name to address or a department.

Thank you!

Peds_new_grad

Peds_new_grad

35 Posts

Yes! I just put the UC Davis Medical Center address

js1991

js1991

3 Posts

Hi everyone, I'm in a tough situation and I wonder if any of you have some advice. Unfortunately I did not get the preceptorship of my choice and will be in Med/Surg, even though I requested ED, NICU, or L&D. I spoke with someone in nurse recruitment and she said they do base a lot of the placements on preceptorship, but if you don't get the preceptorship of your choice, explain that in your cover letter. So now I'm not really sure what to do. I have tons of experience in L&D (prior to going to nursing school), but am also really interested in working in the ED or NICU and loved those units when I was doing my clinical rotations. Has anyone heard any info about which units are hiring?!

gswarriorsfan

gswarriorsfan

6 Posts

How did you guys list your clinical experiences? Did you list all your clinical rotations, volunteer, internships, etc in the same table? Or did you follow the pattern of your resume?

SlimSaydee

SlimSaydee

37 Posts

Hi everyone, I'm in a tough situation and I wonder if any of you have some advice. Unfortunately I did not get the preceptorship of my choice and will be in Med/Surg, even though I requested ED, NICU, or L&D. I spoke with someone in nurse recruitment and she said they do base a lot of the placements on preceptorship, but if you don't get the preceptorship of your choice, explain that in your cover letter. So now I'm not really sure what to do. I have tons of experience in L&D (prior to going to nursing school), but am also really interested in working in the ED or NICU and loved those units when I was doing my clinical rotations. Has anyone heard any info about which units are hiring?!

Hi js1991,

I would mention in your cover letter the fact that you didn't get your preceptorship of choice, and that you are most interested in X department (throw in a few reasons you'd be a good fit for that dept.). Reiterate which department you feel you'd be the best fit for and are most passionate about, but also at the end of the letter I'd recommend mentioning that you are open to any department they have available (just to get your foot in the door).

Our BSN program didn't even have a preceptorship so I'm just promoting the department I want and why I'm good for it. Hope this helps and good luck to you.

SlimSaydee

SlimSaydee

37 Posts

How did you guys list your clinical experiences? Did you list all your clinical rotations, volunteer, internships, etc in the same table? Or did you follow the pattern of your resume?

I followed their example with the chart, most recent dates at the top, and only included internships/externships/volunteering that was in a hospital/ clinical setting. Other volunteer stuff I added at the end of the resume since I had more important stuff I wanted closer to the top.