I have been following posts on allnurses.com for quite some time now, but this will be my first official post. I am graduating this May, and there are many programs that I am interested in applying to. I'm hoping that you all could shed some light on some of the facilities of interest.
*Top Choice: Ann & Lurie Children's Hospital
University of Chicago Medical Center - Comer's Children's
Advocate Hope Children's Hospital
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Although I am highly interested in all of these facilities, Children's is ranked #1 on my list, just based on researching the facility. I was hoping that some of you who have been through the RN Residency, or who have worked there as a nurse, would share some information. I would love to do Pediatrics as a New Grad, and any advice is appreciated.
How would you describe your hospital? What unit do you work on?
Do you enjoy working there?
How are the relationships? With co-workers? Nurse-physician? Management?
What is the interview process like - for those who have been through the RN Residency Program or recently have been interviewed - any recommendations?
What do you feel made you stand out as an applicant?
Any advice is appreciated!
Thank you all in advance!