Published Feb 5, 2016
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Hey everyone! I am curious if anyone who got into the program attended Mount Saint Mary's ABSN program. I am about to start this program, and it is so fast, I want to start thinking about what moves I will make after the program. I know that at MSMU, we do our clinical rotations at both UCLA locations, and I am curious if anyone feels like this helped them get into this program?
I am sure you're excited about what comes after school and it's nice to think ahead-but now just really isn't the time for that. What you need to focus on is learning skills, studying, managing your time, and self-care. Clinical placements fall through and can change, so while MSMU may be at UCLA, this is never guaranteed. It's also chance- some clinical groups may get several placements at UCLA while others may get only one.
With that said, where you're placed will not help you get a job, it's how you carry yourself as a student, anticipate needs, and progress that may help you.
Hi caligurl331, BSN! I randomly found your post on google (lol). But I was wondering if you would be kind to provide some information regarding UCLA OR Training Program interview/position? Are you still in the program?! I have an interview tomorrow and my anxiety is through the roof! =(
kcdeezy, BSN, RN
I'm currently in the program. What kind of info were you looking for?
Hi Kcdeezy! Thanks for the reply! Mainly for the interview: What questions to expect---are they clinical situations or more of personality? And how do you like the program so far?! UCLA is my dream and so is the OR! Any information will help! =)
Hey there, sorry for the late reply, I have to sleep so early these days!
I honestly don't remember very many clinical questions at all. Mostly they were about my personality. The OR is a very high stress environment and they want make sure that you can work well with others in such a setting. Other than that, if you have any OR experience at all, make sure you sell yourself on that! There are dozens of other interviewees and you want to make sure that you make yourself stand out from the rest, although if you made it this far into the process, I'm sure you already did.
Best of luck, and I hope to see you on the other side!
@kcdeezy Thanks for the information! It was a 6 panel interview but more of a conversation than anything. I felt comfortable because they were very sweet and nice. I spoke with them for about 25-30 minutes so I hope that was a good sign! They informed me an example of how the program would begin (schedule and time frame). When you found out, did they call you or e-mail? Did they send you a "references e-mail"? Did you send the managers a "thank you" email after your interview? It's only been a week and my anxiety is through the roof! lol
Yes, I sent as many thank you emails as I could. I found out about a month later that I got accepted through email. They didn't ask me for a reference check, although it could always change.
Waiting is the worst part, I know! Just hang in there!
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