Johns Hopkins New Grad Nurse Residency

  1. I am a new grad Associate's Degree nurse who was lucky enough to get hired at the Hopkins main campus. I will be starting my new grad residency in May. Is anyone else out there starting with me?

    Or if you have gone through the JHH residency program I would love to hear about your experiences.
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  2. 31 Comments

  3. by   NotYourMamasRN
    Congrats! I have heard great things about that program!
  4. by   mkrn32
    Congrats! Getting a job at Hopkins with an ADN is impressive! What floor are you on? I am an ADN new grad nurse as well and just interviewed there about two weeks ago but I haven't heard anything back yet. I'm worried that's a bad sign.. My friend went through the Pediatric Residency there and absolutely loved it. She definitely worked her butt off that first year but says she has learned so much and doesn't plan on leaving anytime soon, if ever. She said the hours were crazy for the first year because they self-schedule and she was on the low-end of the totem pole but if that doesn't bother you, you will be fine. Best of luck and I'd love to hear about your experience there once you get started!!
  5. by   mermaid_rn
    Thanks for the response! That makes me happy to hear that your friend loves working there despite the crazy hours. Like your friend, I will also be on a pediatric unit. What were her hours like for the first year? I'd like to have an idea of what to expect.

    The hiring process took a long time. I hope you get a final answer soon!
  6. by   mkrn32
    She worked every other weekend (Sat and Sun) for the first year. Now that she has graduated to NCIM she works every third weekend which seems to have made her much more happy (with more of a social life). I'm not sure what her schedule was like during the week other than it was all over the place! For example two nights in a row, a day off, then on day shift the following day. I'm not sure if that's still how they're doing it! How long did it take for you to get an answer?
  7. by   mermaid_rn
    Mixed nights and days - that sure will be an adjustment!
    I received my offer letter through email about a week after I interviewed. However, the day after my interview I sent the nurse manager a follow up email. She gave me an unofficial answer in her reply, but also told me that the NR office takes awhile to send out official offer emails. I think it's worth it to follow up with the nurse manager via email so you know where you stand! Best of luck.
  8. by   bopeep82
    I applied for a couple of fellowship programs, but haven't heard back yet. On the application page I haven't been closed out, so maybe there's still hope. I graduate in May. Who knows. :/
  9. by   Lilflyer2005
    NRP is a great program where you get to be with a group of new nurses in your similar situation and discuss your experiences. The staff are great, you go over important skills to have and over the course of the year you meet less and less. You will have a poster you have to present at the end of your year. Peds units do make you work every other but adult units you usually only work every third. You will be on orientation with a preceptor for few months and unfortunately will follow their schedule at first. With NRP you will be assigned an advisor That you can always go to for questions. It's a neat little program that gets you off the unit and helps you become more confident.
  10. by   johsonmichelle
    Great to see this thread, I will be graduating soon and Hope to work on the Main campus? Is the main campus a salaried or an hourly rate? I have been getting conflicting information.
  11. by   Lilflyer2005
    Main campus is salary--what that means... As a new grad you will more than likely on an adult unit be hired as 50% nights and 50% days and every third weekend. The manager takes what you would make including al shift differentials adds it all up and says hey this is your yearly salary and they break its up into biweekly pay checks ... So every two weeks if you don't work any overtime you know exactly what you're making. They expect you to work 240 hours in 6 weeks .. This gives you a lot of flexibility in scheduling your life and know you're always Getting the same pay. You can always work overtime at time and a half or even high needs pay -- so salary doesn't mean you can't work overtime. You also get 8 hours of holiday time for 7 recognized holidays that you can use as "paid time off". Paid time off is also all one category so you can use I for anything -- as a new nurse you acquire about 12 hours of PTO a month. Hope that helps.
  12. by   johsonmichelle
    Quote from Lilflyer2005
    Main campus is salary--what that means... As a new grad you will more than likely on an adult unit be hired as 50% nights and 50% days and every third weekend. The manager takes what you would make including al shift differentials adds it all up and says hey this is your yearly salary and they break its up into biweekly pay checks ... So every two weeks if you don't work any overtime you know exactly what you're making. They expect you to work 240 hours in 6 weeks .. This gives you a lot of flexibility in scheduling your life and know you're always Getting the same pay. You can always work overtime at time and a half or even high needs pay -- so salary doesn't mean you can't work overtime. You also get 8 hours of holiday time for 7 recognized holidays that you can use as "paid time off". Paid time off is also all one category so you can use I for anything -- as a new nurse you acquire about 12 hours of PTO a month. Hope that helps.

    Thanks a lot, I'm fine with working on a adult unit, that actually what I want to do because I do not enjoy working on critical care. A new grad just got hired there and stated she will be making $28 per hour, is that the base pay for new graduates? Also must all new graduate nurses be enrolled in the new grad residency program? How much is parking? Also what about tuition reimbursement , because I plan to enroll in a rn - bsn program next year. Sorry If I'm asking a lot of questions, just would like to get a general overview of the hospital
  13. by   NurseLys1994
    Congrats to you!I was hired about a month ago to work in one of their ICUs!! I'll be graduating in about 2 weeks with my BSN then i'll sit for the NCLEX at the end of June
  14. by   JennA27
    Hi,

    I am a new grad at Johns Hopkins (going into the PICU!) relocating from out of state and I was wondering if anyone found a good way to find roommates?

    Thanks!

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