New to Board and Deaconess - page 2

Hi everyone - I'm new here, but have read alot of messages on Deaconess. I originally heard about the program from my sister, who graduated from there years ago, but I certainly have gained alot of... Read More

  1. by   Mrs.Yost
    Just be patient as you are looking for a clinical site. You will probably face some rejection before you finally find the hospital that will work with you.

    Good luck!
  2. by   FNP45
    I just got acceptance letters from Deaconess letter for this summer. I am wondering how do I arrange for my clinicals. I am located in Northern Virginia anybody from that area.
  3. by   fry.girl
    oops! sorry
    Last edit by fry.girl on Feb 23, '04
  4. by   fry.girl
    Quote from shalini
    I just got acceptance letters from Deaconess letter for this summer. I am wondering how do I arrange for my clinicals. I am located in Northern Virginia anybody from that area.
    Shalini,

    I have been trying to come up with ideas on how to arrange my clinicals as well...Erin Kelly (admissions advisor for Deaconness) said that they have information, such as a sample letter, that they can send you to get started networking with your local hospitals. Another member here suggested contacting Tenet Healthcare hospitals since Deaconess is owned by Tenet Healthcare...unfortunately the only Tenet Hospitals in Florida are in the south near Miami...but the Tenet Healthcare website is www.tenethealth.com they have a listing of their facilities by state.

    I also found this great site that hopefully will be able to get me in contact with the right people. It is www.campusRN.com
    They have job listings relating to nursing...and if you search by keyword "nurse extern"...you will find ads placed by hospitals all over the country looking for student nurses who want to do their clinical studies at their facility. Florida Hospital in Orlando had an ad and I replied for more information.
  5. by   FNP45
    Thanks. These are all extremely helpful tips. And I do plan to follwo up on them. Do you have Erin's email address. I would like to request a sample letter from her.


    Quote from cbarnett2
    Shalini,

    I have been trying to come up with ideas on how to arrange my clinicals as well...Erin Kelly (admissions advisor for Deaconness) said that they have information, such as a sample letter, that they can send you to get started networking with your local hospitals. Another member here suggested contacting Tenet Healthcare hospitals since Deaconess is owned by Tenet Healthcare...unfortunately the only Tenet Hospitals in Florida are in the south near Miami...but the Tenet Healthcare website is www.tenethealth.com they have a listing of their facilities by state.

    I also found this great site that hopefully will be able to get me in contact with the right people. It is www.campusRN.com
    They have job listings relating to nursing...and if you search by keyword "nurse extern"...you will find ads placed by hospitals all over the country looking for student nurses who want to do their clinical studies at their facility. Florida Hospital in Orlando had an ad and I replied for more information.
  6. by   amhash
    I think tennet is selling this hospital and the school.
  7. by   opalmRN
    Quote from amhash
    I think tennet is selling this hospital and the school.

    Before you go starting a riot, you need to be careful spewing these sorts of "thoughts" on a BB where many current students frequent.

    MCP is the only current Tenet facility being considered for sale. The school is NOT.
  8. by   Sheri257
    Quote from cbarnett2
    Amy,

    What an excellent idea, it never accured to me that the Tenet Hopitals might be more receptive because of the above mentioned relationship...I am going to look into the same here in Orlando.
    Just FYI, I don't know about elsewhere, but Tenet is selling and/or closing most of their hospitals in California.
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Mar 4, '04
  9. by   opalmRN
    Quote from lizz
    Just FYI, I don't know about elsewhere, but Tenent is selling and/or closing most of their hospitals in California.


    OH that would explain your confusion, we are talking about Tenet Healthcare NOT Tenent.
    Last edit by opalmRN on Mar 3, '04
  10. by   Sheri257
    Quote from opalm
    OH that would explain your confusion, we are talking about Tenet Healthcare NOT Tenent.
    The same hospitals that Tenet is selling in Ca are the same hospitals they list on the Tenet Healthcare website. There doesn't seem to be any distinction, at least on their website.

    Anyway, it might be important info for those who are looking for clinical sites.
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Mar 4, '04
  11. by   fry.girl
    Quote from opalm
    OH that would explain your confusion, we are talking about Tenet Healthcare NOT Tenent.

    Actually, I believe we are all talking about the same Healthcare company...TENET HEALTHCARE.

    They are selling several hospitals...many of them have already been purchased by HMA of Naples FL. You can read more about it here...

    http://www.thedailydeal.com/NASApp/c...=1061841419147

    http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/...printstory.jsp

    I am not worried though, my mother-in-law has worked at the corporate level with many healthcare corporations for over 17 years and this is just how the healthcare system works, they buy, they sell, things change.
    Last edit by fry.girl on Mar 3, '04
  12. by   Mrs.Yost
    The school is not for sale. While the school is in the same location as Forest Park Hospital, the school is not a part of Forest Park Hospital.
  13. by   mona b RN
    Quote from cbarnett2
    Actually, I believe we are all talking about the same Healthcare company...TENET HEALTHCARE.

    They are selling several hospitals...many of them have already been purchased by HMA of Naples FL. You can read more about it here...

    http://www.thedailydeal.com/NASApp/c...=1061841419147

    http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/...printstory.jsp

    I am not worried though, my mother-in-law has worked at the corporate level with many healthcare corporations for over 17 years and this is just how the healthcare system works, they buy, they sell, things change.


    Yup, that is how they make the big bucks.


    mona

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