Mount Sinai Med. Center Orientation
- 0Sep 23, '11 by nycRN89Hey everyone!
I am new to the site and I have searched for information on this topic but I haven't seen any current info about Mount Sinai's orientation process. Has anyone recently gone through their orientation? I am a new grad and I start October 10th and I'm excited and nervous at the same time! If anybody has any info, it'll be greatly appreciated! =)
- 0Sep 23, '11 by JoeNurseRNQuote from nycRN89I applied online and got called in about a month later.
When you applied for the very first time, did you already had your license? How many applications did you fill out? I have applied for so many positions since August and have not heard anything? Do you have experience in healthcare? Thanks.
- 1Sep 24, '11 by nycRN89JoeNurse2b, yes, I already had my license at the time I applied. I applied for 3 positions, which is what they recommend to do online, and I got a position for a completely different floor then what I applied for. However, in this day and age, I took what ever I could get. I am a new grad so no, I did not have any experience in healthcare but I was an honors student, had an externship as well as a preceptorship in the PICU so those all looked well on my resume. When I talked to the nurse recruiter, she said that there were a lot of new openings but they have soooooo many applications that it is hard for them to reply to everyone. I think that you should network as much as you can and have someone recommend you if possible.
NurseFairy, thank you! And all that I really know is that it is a two week orientation period with the preceptorship afterwards but I was just wondering what goes on during those two weeks and how can I prepare for it. Do you work at Mount Sinai? And if so, how do you like it?
- 1Sep 29, '11 by NurseFairyHi nycRN89,
I work at Mt. Sinai in Queens as a per diem RN on the ICU stepdown unit. Because I'm a per diem with experience, our orientations will be totally different. I wish I could be more help to you about that.
But I will say that I really like the organization as a whole. They really seem to be extremely well run, which is not common in this geographic area as far as hospitals go!
Best of luck to you!
- 2Sep 29, '11 by NurseFairyMy hospital orientation was 4 hours at the Manhattan campus then 4 hours at the Queens campus all on one day. My per diem RN orientation was 6 hours at the Queens campus. My first day on the unit is tomorrow, but yes, my nurse manager was very flexible about scheduling my days. I don't have a current job, this is my only job, but I must work around my husbands schedule (he's also an RN) so that we don't have to put my daughter into daycare.