hospitals that hire new grads?

  1. Does anybody know of any "new grad" programs for new RNs? Or do you recommend a specific hospital that has good orientation and mentorships for new graduates?
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  3. by   nursen_99
    Quote from jam2007
    Does anybody know of any "new grad" programs for new RNs? Or do you recommend a specific hospital that has good orientation and mentorships for new graduates?
    UNC has awesome residency programs. You are put on the unit to practice but also get more classroom training. It's great. You often come outbetter prepared then someone who went somewhere else, spent 6-12 weeks following different people around and then being thrown out into the pit to survive. I experienced it both ways and the formal residency programs are the best way to go.
  4. by   truern
    WakeMed in Raleigh and Cary have new grad fellowships. You're precepted and attend classes (with pay!) until you're deemed ready to go out "on your own". You're really never "on your own" though because the charge nurses and fellow staff nurses really look out for each other. I've been very happy at WMC
  5. by   UNCgirl
    Quote from truern
    WakeMed in Raleigh and Cary have new grad fellowships. You're precepted and attend classes (with pay!) until you're deemed ready to go out "on your own". You're really never "on your own" though because the charge nurses and fellow staff nurses really look out for each other. I've been very happy at WMC
    truern-
    Can you tell me what you think of the benefits package at WakeMed? I have an offer there and am really psyched because I loved the facility. Seemed like a great work environment. I am somewhat nervous though because I have not been to my other interviews in the Triangle area and am unsure about how the benefits compare to the others, but I have to make a decision before. What about shift diffs?
  6. by   ckc6977
    Durham Regional Hospital has something called "GEMS". It's basically for new-grads who may not be entirely sure where they would like to go. For example: you might be interested in working in the ED. This program allows you to work in the ED, ICU and on a cardiac/telemetry floor for several weeks to see which you like best. After spending roughly 3 weeks on each unit, you will have your "home" unit depending on what you decide. Orientation is extended on that particular unit and you attend additional classes. It's really a great idea and program.

    GL!

    Cynthia
  7. by   MommyToZion
    Hey guys! I do clinicals at durham regional and the GEMS program for new grads is really great. I was wondering if anyone can tell me more about UNC? (orientation, pay, ect)

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