BSN or MSN degree with a graduation date between May 2019 – August 2020. If you have a graduation date September 2020 or later, you will qualify to apply for our traditional Winter New Grad Program. If you graduated before May 2019, we recommend you gain experience at a community hospital and apply for experienced RN positions when you have 2 years of experience.
Current, valid California RN license
Current, valid BLS certification from the American Red Cross or American Heart Association
I graduated between the correct timeframe, but am waiting on my California RN license. Can I still apply?
No, the program will start very shortly after the application date and will only be able to accept applications from people who already have CA RN license numbers.
I graduated between the correct timeframe and have a RN license in another state and only need to apply for California endorsement. Can I still apply?
No, an endorsement from the state of California takes months. If you do not have a CA RN license number by the application deadline, you will not be able to apply.
I have an associate degree in nursing and am enrolled/plan on enrolling in a BSN program. Can I still apply?
No, you must have a completed BSN or MSN degree at the time you submit your application.
I graduate after September 2020. When will the winter application post?
At this time we do not have any additional information regarding the winter 2021 cohort. Please continue to check our new grad website weekly for updates. Our new grad posting will always be posted for one week. If you pick the same day every week to check the website, you will not miss it.
What happens after the Covid assignments have ended? Will I still have a position?
After 6 months when the immediate needs of the Covid-19 pandemic have diminished, you will be transitioned into a traditional new grad position on a unit. You will interview and be selected for a new graduate nursing position.
What units will be accepting new grads once the Covid portion is over?
Units accept new grads based on needs and the number of new grads the department feels that they can support. It is different every cohort. The list of units accepting new grads will be available for you to apply at that time.
To whom should my cover letter be addressed?
To Whom It May Concern. There will be multiple recruiters and hiring managers who read your application and therefore do not recommend addressing it to one person.
My letters of recommendation would like to mail you their letters. Where should I send them?
We are not accepting letters of recommendation sent through the mail. They should all be uploaded with all other documents at the time you apply.
Who should I ask for a letter of recommendation?
One from a current clinical manager if working in a healthcare environment
All of these are acceptable for letters of recommendation and none are necessarily better than others. You ultimately want to pick the people who will be able to best speak on who you will be as a future nurse.
What if I have more than 2 letters of recommendation?
The system will only allow you to submit two letters. Please pick your top two choices to upload.
What documents do I need to submit when I apply?
Resume – be sure to include your clinical rotations. We want to know the hospital you were at, the specialty, number of hours you spent on each rotation and which semester you completed each rotation.
2 Letters or Recommendation
You can also upload additional documentation regarding nursing capstone project, research project, performance improvement projects you have lead and/or participated in.
What should I include in my cover letter?
This is your opportunity to let us get to know you better and should show us your passion for nursing. It should be one page or less.
What if I do not have all of the required documents ready by the end of the submission deadline?
Due to the quick timeline for this cohort, we will be reviewing applications daily and we will not allow additional documents to be added after you submit your application. Please pay close attention to each document you are attaching to avoid errors.
When will I be notified about an interview?
We will be sending out interview invites daily from the time the application opens until the weekend after the application closes.
When will interviews take place?
Interviews will take place between December 14th-18th. All interviews will be held via Zoom. Please make sure you are checking the email you have on file with us regularly and have your voice mailbox set up in case you miss a call from us.
How long is the program? Is it paid?
This is a paid one-year new graduate nurse residency program.
My program allows me to take the NCLEX before I receive my degree. Can I still apply even if I will not have a completed degree?
No, at this time you must have graduated from an accredited nursing program with either your BSN or MSN and have a valid California Nursing License
Is the program only for Ronald Reagan or does it include other locations as well?
After the Covid-19 response portion of the program is complete there will be opportunities available at both Ronald Reagan and Santa Monica.
For more information, please read the FAQ page and email Amanda Lozano or call toll-free: 1-866-895-6690 with any specific questions.