New Grad ICU programs at ???

  1. Howdy!

    I am graduating in May 2006 with my BSN and am looking around the country at large hospitals for critical care training programs that you know of, or have experience with. I am looking for find out what are some of the more formal programs at the larger hospitals (trauma centers, acedemic university sites, top hospitals) that you may know of. So far I have researched Parkland in Dallas, 6-8 month program at Massuchucettes General Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. I am really looking for other programs that offer a great orientation program for new grads in the ICU. Any suggestions or comments about what program you are in would be extremely helpful as I am just looking for the best ICU training that might be available after graduation. Thanks!
    Last edit by snowbiggie on Nov 20, '05
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   Jerico
    Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, Texas has intern/extern opportunities in ICU.
    Good Luck!
  4. by   Graciegirlienurse
    Oregon Health and Sciences University has a nice new grad intership program with positions in several icu's.
  5. by   RENAISSANCE RN
    I believe duke has one at least the last time I checked. Call the recruiter there. Go on the website and I think the number is there.
  6. by   jmgrn65
    Is there a certain state or city you really want to go to? I would suggest researching I know that in dayton, Ohio (of course no one really wants to come here) I think all of the hospital have an ICU internship program as well as ER oops old school the ED.
  7. by   Jerico
    DUKE is awesome. Expensive place to live...but awesome school for nursing and working as nurse in R/D and Chapel Hill.
  8. by   snowbiggie
    Quote from Jerico
    DUKE is awesome. Expensive place to live...but awesome school for nursing and working as nurse in R/D and Chapel Hill.

    Thanks for the reply....I tried calling duke two weeks ago and left 2 messages for the recruiters, as well as an email. I haven't heard anything back yet though. What do you know about DUKE's program?

    Thanks for all the replies! Keep them coming!
  9. by   jenrninmi
    Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI. Although a lot of my graduating class (April 2005) is working there. They may have taken all the jobs. LOL.
    Last edit by jenrninmi on Nov 21, '05
  10. by   heartICU
    Quote from snowbiggie
    Thanks for the reply....I tried calling duke two weeks ago and left 2 messages for the recruiters, as well as an email. I haven't heard anything back yet though. What do you know about DUKE's program?

    Thanks for all the replies! Keep them coming!
    Try the Cleveland Clinic. Good hospital, if you don't mind midwestern winters.
    http://cms.clevelandclinic.org/nursing/
  11. by   snowbiggie
    Quote from heartICU
    Try the Cleveland Clinic. Good hospital, if you don't mind midwestern winters.
    http://cms.clevelandclinic.org/nursing/
    check your pm's.
  12. by   GrnHonu99
    Quote from snowbiggie
    Howdy!

    I am graduating in May 2006 with my BSN and am looking around the country at large hospitals for critical care training programs that you know of, or have experience with. I am looking for find out what are some of the more formal programs at the larger hospitals (trauma centers, acedemic university sites, top hospitals) that you may know of. So far I have researched Parkland in Dallas, 6-8 month program at Massuchucettes General Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. I am really looking for other programs that offer a great orientation program for new grads in the ICU. Any suggestions or comments about what program you are in would be extremely helpful as I am just looking for the best ICU training that might be available after graduation. Thanks!
    Ohio State University in COlumbus OHio has an AWESOME 16 week paid internship where they orient you to wherever you want ICU included and they let you tell them what you need to work on...they will also give you classes in any skill that you feel that you didnt get to do in school,...ie IV's, foley caths...

    OSU has some of the best benefits ive ever seen too..if you want to go back to school its free! no reimbursement just free! from day one too...also i fyou work there 3 years your spouse and kids can go 1/2 off. OSU has some of the best DOC's and nurses in the midwest...

    here is some info..from the website..

    The Nursing Internship Program (NIP) at OSU Medical Center offers a unique opportunity for both newly licensed and experienced RNs who wish to pursue new challenges in the nursing profession. NIP combines hands-on clinical experience with in-depth classroom learning by providing:


    A 16-week paid orientation
    Formal classroom instruction specific to chosen specialty track
    Separate clinical unit rotations
    Individualized preceptorship designed to meet your specific needs
    Weekly meetings with a nurse manager to assess your progress and direction

    Individual specialty track opportunities:


    Critical Care (ICU)
    Perioperative
    Women & Infant
    Cardiothoracic
    Medical-Surgical Specialties of: neurology, infectious disease, gastroenterology, urology, peripheral-vascular, surgical, pulmonary, corrections health care, trauma, orthopedics and bariatrics. (All specialties involve telemetry)
    Rehabilitation
    Community Setting at OSU East
    Oncology at The James

    NIP offers an excellent option for advancement if you:

    Are thinking about undertaking a career path in a particular area of nursing
    Want the chance to experience a specific clinical area before you commit to that practice
    Wish to enhance your technical skills in a number of areas
    Are interested in changing a specialty area of practice

    http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/jobs/ca...ipscholarship/
    Last edit by GrnHonu99 on Nov 23, '05
  13. by   chasing daylight
    i am from cleveland and talked to many nurses at the cleveland clinic who hated their jobs there...of course there are many nurses that would hate their job anywhere, but that is something to consider. i relocated to columbus to osu medical center and was accepted to the critical care nursing internship program, which is a longer orientation/classroom experience where they pretty much pay you to reteach you a lot of the things you learned in your very short critical care clinical. it has been wonderful for me; i would not have been ready to be a new grad in critical care without it i dont think. the extra support is really helpful. check it out if you are intersted in ohio, or pm me for more info.
  14. by   Hoozdo
    Veteran's Administration trains ALL nurses, no matter what the specialty, for a full six months. Located nationwide plus 26 days of vacation a year to boot! BSNs get paid more than ADNs too.

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