Nurse Residency at DHMC in New Hampshire

  1. Hello,
    I was wondering if anyone had some insider information about the new grad RN residency program at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center In New Hampshire? I have an interview coming up and wanted to get some input about the hospital and the program.
  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   MissChloe
    No information, but I'm thinking of applying for a summer or fall session so I'm interested in any responses! Anyone have any insight about the Lebanon area? I've never been.
  4. by   Yolanda_M
    Definitely apply!
    I was there yesterday for my interview and got a call back for the job that night! They have a quick response time once you apply too. It's in the middle of nowhere, but the hospital campus is huge. And it was easy to get to. Everyone I talk to about that place has nothing but good things to say about it. For me the only issue is that it's an hour away from where I live. But it seems like a great place to work. They are starting new grads at $27 not including shift diff.

    Hope this helps a little.
  5. by   Mellie9645
    I too have an interview (phone) with them next week. Any additional information would be greatly appreciated. Is $27/h standard for ALL new nurses or do they give more for those with CNA experience? I have applied to several RN Residency programs around the country and all start at around $22/h.
  6. by   Yolanda_M
    No, they don't compensate for CNA/LNA experience. DHMC is the largest hospital in NH and they are able to be very competitive with their salary. $27 is standard for all new grads there. Which I believe is the most anyone is starting at in NH.
  7. by   Mellie9645
    Thanks for the response. I read previous, older posts on DHMC and there was a lot written about the contract requiring 2 additional years of service after the 1 year residency was complete. Is signing the contract still required for the RN residency program?
  8. by   Yolanda_M
    The HR lady told me its a year commitment. But you can verify with them. I was freaked out about the 2 year thing too. But everyone I talk to says you'll never want to leave there anyway!
  9. by   Mellie9645
    What type of questions were asked in the interview?
  10. by   Yolanda_M
    Just normal stuff, why did you pick the school you attended, why did you want to become a nurse... Stuff like that
  11. by   ilovemycity
    When does the nurse residency program start?
  12. by   Yolanda_M
    They have several different ones posted depending on your graduation time frames.
  13. by   kfynn589
    I did the residency in 2011. Best place I have worked. I relocated and had to leave (created a 2+ hour commute, but needed to live here for personal life). It is a great hospital to work for - especially after you have experienced others. There is much room for growth and education. The nurses are valued by the physicians a lot! I never had a day there without learning something new!