New RN Grad Open House Event Details

Torrance Memorial Medical Center
West Tower Auditorium, 2nd Floor
3325 Medical Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90505

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Questions and Answers about Torrance Memorial’s Open House for New Graduate RNs on Friday, January 19, 2018.

Updated 01-12-18

When is Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s New Graduate RN Open House?
Our Open House for new graduates will be Friday, January 19, 2018 from 1:00pm-5:00pm in the Auditorium (located in the West Tower, second floor) Plenty of free parking is available in the West Tower Parking Garage.

When does your next RN Residency start?
Our next cohort starts February 26, 2018. We do not have a date for a cohort after this one.

What if I can’t make it to the January 19 Open House?
It’s advantageous to attend the Open House but if you can’t make it, you can still apply on-line for the “New Graduate RN” position.

Do I need a reservation for the January 19 Open House?
Reservations for the Open House are not being taken. Please arrive when you can and be prepared to wait. We want to meet everyone! Sorry, we are unable to provide campus tours during the Open House.

How will the Open House work?
When you arrive, you will be greeted and asked if you have completed your BSN. Then, you will be given two brief forms to complete. Please be prepared to indicate the top two Nursing areas where you would most like to work. We anticipate openings on both shifts (7a-7p and 7p-7a) in Oncology, Medical Unit, Surgical Unit (Orthopedics, Bariatrics), Progressive Care (“Telemetry”), ICU, Burn ICU, Cardiovascular ICU, and the ED. We are not hiring new graduates this time into our Mother-Baby unit or Pediatrics. You will be asked for your resume by different people so please come with multiple copies. When it’s your turn, you’ll have a brief period of time to chat with the hiring team. If you are selected for a formal interview, you will be contacted by phone to schedule this.

Do I need to have my RN license and BSN to apply for a position?
While you don’t need to have taken your NCLEX to apply for a position, you will need to have a California RN license approximately two weeks before the residency begins. [The cohort starts February 26, 2018.] California Interim Permits may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that a completed BSN or MSN is a requirement for hire into our new graduate RN residency.

Do you accept MSN/MECN candidates who have already passed their NCLEX but haven’t yet graduated from school?
We are unable to accept MSN/MECN candidates who have not yet graduated from their program, regardless of their nursing licensure status. If you have graduated with your MSN/MCEN, you would be eligible.

How do I apply for a New Graduate RN position?
The New Graduate RN position is now posted on our web site. Go to the “Careers” link (top right corner of web page), then “Search Jobs,” and then in the “What” box enter “New Graduate RN – RN Residency.”

How can I get more information about your residency?
We are busy preparing for the January 19 Open House and hope that you understand that we are unable to personally respond to your phone calls or emails at this time.

What else should I know about in advance?
Torrance Memorial is a great place to work with friendly, talented, and dedicated staff who support new grads! Our Lundquist Tower is beautiful and modern. We are Magnet designated and an independent, locally-owned and governed medical center. We love our new grads and see the 18 week residency as a valuable investment in our future. You will quickly feel our caring atmosphere and realize that at Torrance Memorial, you are a part of something bigger!

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