UCLA New Grad RN 2013

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by matthewandrew matthewandrew, NP Member Nurse

Specializes in Family Nursing & Psychiatry. Has 10 years experience.

You are reading page 3 of UCLA New Grad RN 2013. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

perioddrama

perioddrama

609 Posts

Just got an email from them saying they still haven't decided if they're having a new grad program so keep checking their website for updates

If they are being wishy-washy at this date, I have a feeling that they will not host a summer new grad program. :(

It seems CA is really, really slowing down in terms of the number new grad programs and the number of positions they have and accept in the programs. Really, really bad for new grads.

LadyMystic

LadyMystic

35 Posts

How do you apply to UCLA new grad program?

perioddrama

perioddrama

609 Posts

How do you apply to UCLA new grad program?

Assuming they have a summer program, apply via their website.

LadyMystic

LadyMystic

35 Posts

I visited the site and all it says is to email ---------------.

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perioddrama

perioddrama

609 Posts

I visited the site and all it says is to email ---------------.

The posting isn't live yet. Best bet is to check every day. Past programs have posted at around midnight.

But just know that there have been some people that have stated that UCLA is on the fence about having a summer new grad program and there may not be one this summer.

Just keep checking the website.

babyrn88

babyrn88

64 Posts

I also emailed the nurse recruiter and she said they might not be having a program. UGH. How are we supposed to get experience if no one will hire new grads without a residency and all the residencies are closing down?!

perioddrama

perioddrama

609 Posts

I also emailed the nurse recruiter and she said they might not be having a program. UGH. How are we supposed to get experience if no one will hire new grads without a residency and all the residencies are closing down?!

CHLA is the only one with a definite open program this summer... that is, if you like peds.

USC is also being wishy-washy similar to UCLA. :( Where have all the residencies gone?!

CTomlinson

CTomlinson

20 Posts

I spoke to USC recruiter about a week ago. He said that they would be having one this year and to just have all your documents prepared. I guess I'm just hopeful at this point!

jesusgal1023

jesusgal1023

32 Posts

I was in the summer 2012 new grad program for UCLA. We JUST started a new computer charting system which may be why they are hesitant in adding new grads. They don't want to add one more thing to overwhelm new nurses. My unit says they are still planning on taking new grads this year . USC had the same issue last year which was why their program was delayed until October. Don't lose hope yet

jesusgal1023

jesusgal1023

32 Posts

Also, they usually take about 10 new grads for each ICU, so if you want it, go for it. You don't need med/surg experience first :) ... Postpartum is hard to get in to, very competitive, at least it was last year. ER took like 3 new grads. And I think NICU took like 5. RR hires more than Santa Monica. There were like 2000 applicants and they took like 86. Every unit is different in what they are looking for. I'm from PICU by the way :)

CTomlinson

CTomlinson

20 Posts

Thank you for the encouragement and the information Jesusgal. It's good to know. I am interested in ER and ICU at RR so this was good to hear.

CTomlinson

CTomlinson

20 Posts

Jesusgal, obviously you were successful last year in being chosen. Any words of advice or tips for the new grad program application process? Thanks! :)