Duke New Grad / SNIP 2013 - page 4
Hi everyone. I haven't found a thread for this topic yet, so I decided to start one. Who else submitted their application on Feb 1st for the various new grad positions at Duke?... Read More
- 0Mar 7, '13 by mmc51264
- 0Mar 9, '13 by e_nicole_5446Quote from mmc51264What is the difference in the SNIPES program and GEMS program? I graduate in May and applied for 2 GEMS positions this past week, but I didn't see anything about a SNIPES programIt is! I absolutely love it. I have a partner and the two of us have a preceptor and two patients each for 6 months. We will rotate through our "sister" floor the last month. I have already learned SOO much in 3 weeks. We start EPIC training soon,
- 0Mar 10, '13 by mmc51264What is the difference in the SNIPES program and GEMS
- 0Mar 10, '13 by e_nicole_5446Quote from mmc51264Ok, thank you for clearing that up. Those are the two GEMS positions I applied for. Do you know how many new grads they accept? I would absolutely LOVE to start my career in a new grad program like this... I'm from Chattanooga and we are flooded with nurses, 5 nursing programs in the Chattanooga area and its hard to find what you're looking for. you almost have to take the first thing you're offered bc it may be your only chance to get a job. I just don't want to get stuck nursing on a floor I'm not crazy about, I want to love going to work everyday!! for those of you that are graduated and working, any tips?? For job searching, NCLEX, continuing education ect..
SNIPS is "specialized nursing internship program" which means you learn a specialty in Nursing. the GEMS program (I can't remember what it stands for) it is a shorter program and you spend 3-4 weeks in a unit and they place you in the one they think you might fit best. I like the SNIP b/c I knew I wanted ortho. they do it for other specialties, too. Friends that went through GEMS loved it. One is in ICU and the other in ED.
- 0Mar 11, '13 by mmc51264I don't know how many they take, there were 6 ortho SNIPS alone hired. Keep looking at the end of the month for new grad/clinical nurse 1 positions. There was about 50-60 nurses in my general orientation. Another friend just got hired at Duke-Raleigh for ortho.
My first job was rehab and I didn't want LTC or Ortho particularly b/c I have had so much ortho work done on myself. Turns out it was the best thing ever!!!! Have an open mind and you may be surprised what you find you like. I thought I wanted NICU or PEDs. Nope. Hated it in clinical. When babies crash, they crash fast and it is heartbreaking.