ICU New Grad Programs in New England Area?

  1. Hi everyone. First time poster here. I'll be graduating from an accelerated BSN program in December and sitting for the NCLEX in January. As such, I've started my job search.

    I took a trip to Boston in early May and fell in love with the area. Unfortunately, most of my contacts are here where I live (Denver) and where I used to live (Minneapolis). I do not know much about the major players in Boston, New Hampshire, Maine, etc. Can some of you from the area help me out? I want to work in critical care (SICU is my first choice, MICU second) and realize that I, as most new grads do, have a lot to learn. The University of Colorado has an excellent new grad program that I will pursue but also wanted to stretch it out a bit and look on the east coast. Are any of you aware of new grad programs or hospitals from the New England area that hire new grads for critical care positions? Thanks much.

    -G
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   fotografe
    Try Brigham and Women's and Mass General. They both have very good formal ICU training programs. Look on the Mass General website for info on theirs. Brigham and Women's you may need to call the nurse recruiter. I would also check out Beth Israel Deaconess. I don't know if they have a formal program like the other two, but I would think they would. ANother place you may want to look is Lahey Clinic. I think they have new grads spend a year in telemetry first, and then move on to the ICU, but they may also be a good option for you.

    Good luck!

    Quote from GregRN
    Hi everyone. First time poster here. I'll be graduating from an accelerated BSN program in December and sitting for the NCLEX in January. As such, I've started my job search.

    I took a trip to Boston in early May and fell in love with the area. Unfortunately, most of my contacts are here where I live (Denver) and where I used to live (Minneapolis). I do not know much about the major players in Boston, New Hampshire, Maine, etc. Can some of you from the area help me out? I want to work in critical care (SICU is my first choice, MICU second) and realize that I, as most new grads do, have a lot to learn. The University of Colorado has an excellent new grad program that I will pursue but also wanted to stretch it out a bit and look on the east coast. Are any of you aware of new grad programs or hospitals from the New England area that hire new grads for critical care positions? Thanks much.

    -G
  4. by   Jessy_RN
    hello and welcome to the wonderful family of allnurses.com. enjoy your stay, and best of luck to you.
  5. by   emvolkin
    Also, Rhode Island Hospital is a huge hospital and a little easier commute than some of the downtown Boston hospitals. They have a really good new grad critical care program. They have all kinds of ICU's from CCU, NICU (neurology and neonatal), MICU, TICU (trauma), SICU (surgical) CTIC (cardiothoracic), RICU (respiratory), PICU (pediatrics) plus all kinds of stepdown units as well. I have never seen so many ICU's until I moved here. They just built a new state of the art emergency department and are a Level I trauma center. It's an 800 bed facility on a huge campus and is divided up into many smaller hospitals. You have a general medical building, a post-op building, a critical care building, ambulatory patient care building, medical office building, staff education and training building, women and infants hospital, OB/Gyn office building, dental office building and a children's hospital. Sounds overwhelming, but it's not because everything is broken up. It's located in Providence Rhode Island and there are nice communities around Rhode Island and southern Mass to live. Hope this is helpful.
    Sandra
  6. by   GregRN
    Thanks everyone. I'll check those out. If you know or can think of some others I'd love to hear about them. Thanks again.
  7. by   Thunderwolf
  8. by   christvs
    I am in central MA about 1 hour west of Boston (I'm on a med/surg/tele unit) but my friend (also a new grad RN) is at St. Mary's hospital in Waterbury, CT doing her orientation on a critical care unit. Good luck with school.
    -Christine
  9. by   papawjohn
    Hey Greg!!

    Cool spot here. Welcome.

    You have GOT to check out the Boston Globe series on the ICU Preceptor Program at Mass General. I put up a link on the MedSurgICU section here. You can find it by going to Boston.com (free registration required) and looking around. Wonderful coverage--best newspaper coverage of ICU I ever read.

    Papaw John
  10. by   nrsgstudnt89
    fotografe,

    Do you know if Brigham and Women's Hospital still has the ICU program? I could not find it on the website, is that why you mentioned that we should get in touch with the nurse recruiter? Any information that you could provide me with would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks!

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