hi guys so here is some info:
the spring program is just a acronym for their new grad program it isnt specific to any time of the year they run it every month. It really is a excellent program and they help you alot. They have a nurse eucator that is specific to you so that you can ask them any questions during the year. Believe me when I have been in a tough spot at work she has stood up for me.You are in the spring program for a year, and then you graduate. It is basically like the first month you go to class for a week. Then they stagger classes but it is usually just once a month you meet. Orientation time is different for every unit. My orientation time to the unit was only 6 weeks, but it just depends where you are some orientations are 3 months. no matter where you are you wont feel ready but you make it. As far as bringing scrubs
in they ask all applicants to due this, they bring you to the unit and then a nurse brings you around. I was with my nurse for 4 hours. so the whole interview process and shadowing really is like a 8 hour day in total. they always ask the nurse that you shadow how you did, so put your best foot forward.
in regards to time you spend at work Hopkins is on the professional model and unlike bayview we work 40 hours per week standard. You have to complete 240 hours in a 6 week period. Some units do self scheduling, where they pair you up with a NC3 and you chose a schedule that is best for you. Other units make the schedule for you (like mine) which can be less flexible and can require you to drive in more. So it really depends on what type of unit you are on...if you have anymore questions let me know!