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- by nycRN89 Sep 23, '11Hey 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! =)
- Sep 23, '11 by RNDreamerHow did you snag a job there? Did you apply online or in person?
- Sep 23, '11 by tootsienygood question...
how did you get this job?!
- Sep 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.
- Sep 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?
- Sep 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!
- Sep 29, '11 by RNDreamerNurseFairy, how long was your hospital orientation before you started on the unit, and when you started orientation on your home, were they flexible the scheduling so that it did not interfere with your cuurrent job. Thank you in advance.
- Sep 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.