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UCLA Nursing Externship 2015

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I applied to the UCLA Nursing Externship 2015 a month ago. I recently got all of my reference completed their reference survey. Does anyone know the next steps the nurse recruiters do?


I'm in the same boat as you, just waiting around to hear anything about the program. I honestly don't even know what we're supposed to do in the program and if it's anything other than working as an aide without pay. I'm afraid to call and ask in case I offend them and get denied!

amb218, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Critical Care. Has 5 years experience.

From what I've heard, it's actually a great externship learning experience, however it is unpaid.

I called them yesterday and the lady told me that we would get an interview within 2 to 4 weeks

Yikes, that's cutting things close for scheduling with my other job. Hard to stay patient right now!

amb218, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Critical Care. Has 5 years experience.

It's so hard waiting to hear back about these externships! It'll be worth it though!

Does anyone hear anything from them yet? Did anyone get an interview appointment? I am getting nervous and impatient.

I don't think I will continue to purse the externship. I just got off the phone with UCLA and they still cannot give a timeframe for when we will be notified of being accepted or not. Also, the position is just a fancy way of saying we are a CNA. We are not going to be providing any care beyond the scope of a nursing assistant. It does not make sense for me to cut down hours at my current CNA job just to do the same work without pay at UCLA. I'm bummed, because it would have looked nice on my resume!

I agree with you Padded, but I really want to have a chance to work in a hospital in California. I am living in Illinois and planning to move to California fresh out of nursing school. I will be graduating in December 2015, so I dont have a lot of time to find connection for my first job in California. I got an internship in Illinois though, but UCLA still my first choice. Did anyone hear anything from them yet?

I emailed Sheri this morning and she said that the result will be sent out by tomorrow. She did not say that it will be an email or letter.

I haven't head anything. Anyone else?

I did not get the email either. I think it's because of Good Friday and the weekend. They probably send them out on this Monday. I have not even had an interview appointment up until this point, so I guess it's a "no" for me. :(

I still have not heard anything from them yet. Did anyone get accepted, email, letter, or interview appointment?

amb218, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Critical Care. Has 5 years experience.

Wow, they are really taking their time...I didn't apply and have already accepted another externship but I have friends who did apply and they haven't heard anything yet.

From what I have heard, there is no interview for this selection process.

I don't know if this helps as they might be getting back to everyone very slowly... I just heard back from them on 4/10.

So I got the email several days ago. I was not chosen :( but congrats to whoever got accepted to the program

Hi everyone, I am applying for summer 2016 and the application has not come out yet but I heard from Sheri that we will need 2 letters of recommendation. Did you guys have to turn in letters of rec as well? If so, is there any specific information that needs to be included in it?