Nurse Residency Programs - page 5

by Jump_Nurse

Hey all. I'm trying to put together a list of hospitals that offer nurse residency programs for new graduates. Here is what I have so far, please add any hospitals that you know of.. Seton Hospital - Austin, TX Georgetown... Read More


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    anyone know of any nurse residency programs in the minneapolis area???
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    I am trying to have a more complete understanding of a residency program. I understand you get paid while in them, and I understand that most come with a required time you must work for the hospital after completing their program. What I don't understand is the negatives... Why aren't all new grads trying to get into these programs?
    Seems to me a guaranteed job is exactly what most new grads need, right?

    Do these not count as "experience" or something (towards a CCRN or the like)?

    Please help me understand, thanks in advance.
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    Some people do not want to work in an ICU, some do not like contracts. IE my program charged you $16K (prorated) If you did not complete your contract. What if you had to move? Also, just because you have the contract does not mean you are guarenteed the job. If you perform poorly they may let you go. Another thought, you may get put in a unit you do not like. What are you going to do? Quit? Then you have to pay the ETF for your contract.
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    Quote from genebart
    I am trying to have a more complete understanding of a residency program. I understand you get paid while in them, and I understand that most come with a required time you must work for the hospital after completing their program. What I don't understand is the negatives... Why aren't all new grads trying to get into these programs?
    Seems to me a guaranteed job is exactly what most new grads need, right?

    Do these not count as "experience" or something (towards a CCRN or the like)?

    Please help me understand, thanks in advance.
    Most I've seen require a work commitment from you but reserve the right to terminate you at any time so its not a guaranteed job. There are also WAY more new grads than residency programs. And hospitals can still offer good new grad training without calling it a residency or having that structure.

    I wanted to get in to a residency program but in the end I got one and only one job offer, which happened to be in the exact department I wanted to work in. The residency program I did manage to get an interview in was over two hours away, my husband didn't want to relocate, it wasn't in the nursing field I was most interested in, and didn't end up offering me a spot anyway. The place I am working at has just started a residency program but it sounds like the big change from its regular new grad training is that many of the classes I'd have taken anyway I'll take with the other new grads at the hospital, we'll be doing a group education project together, and will have a graduation ceremony. I'm excited about it but its definitely not as regimented as other residencies I've seen and there's no work commitment. But this all happened after I was hired so didn't know about it when I accepted the job.
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    Abrazo Health Care System in Arizona has a 3 months nurse residency program called: New Graduate Development Program. They only accept BSN new grads. There were 400 applicants for 32 positions. They have 3 programs each year.

    32-35 new grad positions in Six Hospitals in Phoenix:

    Phoenix Baptist Hospital
    Arizona Heart Hospital
    Arrowhead Hospital
    Maryvale Hospital
    Paradise Valley Hospital
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    Check the site www.nurseresidencyprograms.com they list a large number of nurse residency programs.
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    so have you been successful entering any RN residency program?
    already thinking of moving from CA to Texas
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    Quote from GilbertAzRN
    Abrazo Health Care System in Arizona has a 3 months nurse residency program called: New Graduate Development Program. They only accept BSN new grads. There were 400 applicants for 32 positions. They have 3 programs each year.

    32-35 new grad positions in Six Hospitals in Phoenix:

    Phoenix Baptist Hospital
    Arizona Heart Hospital
    Arrowhead Hospital
    Maryvale Hospital
    Paradise Valley Hospital
    Do you know when each of the 3 programs start? I know they are hiring now for the one starting in June, but I just barely missed the cuttoff (I graduate in early June) for that one. I'm wondering when to expect the next program for 2011.
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    I just got a notice from my grad school that the St. Clare's system in Northwestern NJ has a 16-week residency program, starting in September. But it is UNPAID! What the hey? Here's the actual notice:

    BSN Residency Program offered
    Saint Clare’s Health System
    Saint Clare’s Health System is northwestern New Jersey’s premier community healthcare system with hospitals in Denville, Dover, Sussex and Boonton Township. Saint Clare’s offers an exciting learning experience through our Nurse Residency program for BSN graduates. The Nurse Residency begins in September and lasts for 16 weeks, and provides an unpaid learning experience for new BSN graduates. For further questions, please call 973-537-3955.



    I think you can also find it on their website, but I'm not sure of that.
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    Just got this info today. Look at the job posting closing date: Tuesday! But it's at Stanford. Here's the info:

    RN Residency Opportunity with Stanford Hospital & Clinics Find a career that will impact far more lives than your own. Every dedicated nurse strives for a career at an even more dedicated hospital. That’s why Stanford Hospital & Clinics remains focused on achieving the best care possible. Medicine is only part of it. The other part is finding people who are committed to improving other’s lives, as much as their own.
    SHC ADULT RN RESIDENCY PROGRAM
    Program Start Date: 9/26/11
    Job Posting Closing Date: 5/31/11, 5pm
    Job/Requisition #19463
    Consider accelerating your nursing career at a world-renowned medical institution in our one-year New Graduate RN Residency Program. After the conclusion of the 9-12 week clinical orientation program, residents will continue to receive mentoring and continuing education support bi-monthly from our SHC nurse educators, CNS et al. The program is based on a partnership with the University Health System - Consortium (UHC) and ACCN. Our comprehensive program combines didactic information, supervised clinical practice and competency-based training to meet the multiple needs of Stanford's many units, as well as to encourage the development of evidence-based practice and critical thinking.
    To qualify, all of the following requirements must be met:
    · Graduates from a BSN or master's level entry into practice program, accredited by National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), with graduation dates from 12/1/10 through 6/30/11.
    · Graduates of online nursing programs are not accepted.
    · No paid RN work experience prior to Program's start date of 9/26/11.
    · Current California RN license required by Program's start date of 9/26/11.
    · BLS-HCP level certification issued by the American Heart Association required by the Program's start date of 9/26/11.
    · Submission of all additional documentation for the SHC New Graduate RN Residency Program: A) Completed application B) Most recent unofficial transcripts C) Three School of Nursing Clinical faculty and/or instructor references (If a preceptor letter is submitted, the preceptor must also be a clinical faculty instructor). The signature area must include their School of Nursing faculty position. NOTE: Clinical reference letters should be on letterhead and must be less than 1MB to be uploaded into our applicant tracking system. D) Resume to include number of clinical hours and location/placement for rotations and senior capstone/preceptorship.
    · Willingness to commit to the one-year Residency Program.
    If you’re looking to be a part of a team that is truly proud of providing the best patient care possible, consider Stanford Hospital & Clinics.
    TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION, please see the “How To Apply" video, and read all qualifications and instructions at http://www.aftercollege.com/t/lGN0M5MTQ0MD/EnCsHNnndHXYYEzp/ , under "Careers", then under "SHC RN Residency Program", and also under “Application Process", PRIOR TO APPLYING TO THIS POSITION. Completed application includes: Application with all questions answered, resume in a "clinical hours and placement format", most recent unofficial transcripts, and 3 reference letters from SCHOOL OF NURSING FACULTY clinical instructors.


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