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Check here for answers to many of your graduate nurse and internship questions.
Q: Who is a candidate for Graduate Nurse Internships?
A: Graduate Nurses. Graduate nurses are nurses who have completed a BSN nurse training program with a 3.0 GPA, or higher.
Experienced Nurses. Experienced nurses are nurses with a minimum of 1 year bedside nursing experience who are looking to change specialty areas.
Q: Is it true that Baylor Health Care System has a 3.0 GPA, BSN requirement for graduate nurses:
A: Yes. We wish we were able to hire all new graduates who express interest in our organization. However, it is not uncommon for Baylor Health Care System to have more qualified applicants than available GN internship opportunities. As a result, we have chosen to offer internship opportunities to screened and selected BSN prepared graduates who have achieved a 3.0 or higher grade point average. We encourage all applicants who meet this criterion to apply. Congratulations to all new GNs. You have chosen a wonderful and rewarding career!
Q: When do internships begin?
A: The majority of internships are offered in three cycles: winter (January/February), summer (June/July) and fall (September/October). Some positions are available throughout the year on an as needed basis.
Q: When are GN positions available and open for application?
A: Internship positions are posted by specialty area several months in advance of the program start date. Winter program (January/February): Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, Summer program (June/July): Feb. 15 - March 15, Fall program (September/October): July 1-15.
Q: How do I apply online?
A: From any nursing specialty page, go to the bottom of the page to search for open positions. Use the Job Function pull-down menu and select Nursing if it's not already selected, select GN-Intern any location you prefer. Then select Search. You can apply to any position right from the website.
Q: What should I include in my application?
A: Only completed applications, which includes completion of all pre-qualifying questions and all application sections will be reviewed and considered for an internship position. It is always wise to include a resume and cover letter. Please do not attach your transcripts or letters of recommendations with your application. If required, these supporting documents will be collected for review at a later time.
Q: Can I apply for more than one internship?
A: Yes, but choices should be limited to no more than three specialties.
Q: What specialties do you offer and how long do the internships last?
A: We currently offer eight specialty areas; however, not all specialties or facilities are offered for each session. The length of the internship varies by specialty. Some last six weeks, while others can last up to a year. Check out our internship descriptions to see what each specialty involves.
Q: Do you offer a sign-on bonus?
A: No, but we do offer $850 in NCLEX support, as well as paid time off to take the NCLEX.
Q: Is there a contract associated with the internship?
A: No, we do not require nursing interns to sign a contract.
Q: Do you pay for existing student loans?
A: No, however we do offer tuition reimbursement for continuing education after six months of full time employment. The federal government has a program called the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program, that may be helpful.
Q: Do you offer visa sponsorship for GNs?
A: At this time we are not offering sponsorships.
Q: Do you offer summer externships for students in nursing school?
A: While we do not offer summer externships, we do offer nurse tech positions for J1 and above nursing students. Also consider applying for a patient care technician (PCT) position. Open nurse tech and patient care technician positions are posted on-line with all other positions as they become available.
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