Children's Hospital

  1. What is the best process for obtaining a position in a Children's Hospital? After you obtain your RN, do you attend more training sessions somewhere? Thanks alot for your advice!

    Also, when you intern at a hospital is it a paid internship?
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  3. by   mamason
    I believe they have programs for RN's wanting to get into the field. I'm sure additional training through the hospital is needed. You might want to contact the hospital you are interested in and ask how to go about it.They usually offer some sort of internship. Hope this helps.
  4. by   mamason
    Ohhh... and yes, I believe you get paid while completing your internship.
  5. by   bcskittlez
    Great, thanks alot!
  6. by   puresass
    a few nurses that i knew that got positions at a Children's Hospital said that they had a longer orientation there than anywhere else that they were offered jobs. they didn't mention any extra outside training sessions, but that might be individual to that hospital...?
  7. by   mamason
    Quote from mamason
    I believe they have programs for RN's wanting to get into the field. I'm sure additional training through the hospital is needed. You might want to contact the hospital you are interested in and ask how to go about it.They usually offer some sort of internship. Hope this helps.
    i must clarify that I meant the Children's Hospital would offer the additional training in their facility.
  8. by   Gompers
    Quote from Skittlez
    What is the best process for obtaining a position in a Children's Hospital? After you obtain your RN, do you attend more training sessions somewhere? Thanks alot for your advice!

    Also, when you intern at a hospital is it a paid internship?
    The best way to get a job at ANY hospital, in my opinion, is to get a job there during nursing school as a nursing assistant or patient care tech. That way you already have your foot in the door and are an employee, plus you have a relationship with the nurse manager, etc.

    If you are doing the internship as a course for school (many students have a final "preceptorship" right before graduation where they work 1:1 with a nurse) then that isn't paid as it's for school. But if you do an externship the summer before your senior year in nursing school, that is separate and is paid. Or if you have already graduated, "internship" is kind of a fancy way of saying "long orientation" - but you're an employee at that point and of course will get paid. It's not the same kind of internship that a doctor does.

    Your first job should teach you all that you need to know. If there are additional classes needed (like advanced life support, EKG reading, etc.) then the hospital will provide that for you or send you elsewhere for the classes. They'll let you know what needs to be done and when.
  9. by   bcskittlez
    Thanks for the wealth of information! :wink2:

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