Hi, I am going into my senior year of nursing, and would like to move to Charleston, SC when I graduate in May 2008. I have been reading through the threads, and have not seen any information on the new grad programs for the hospitals in the area. I have been looking at the MUSC, Trident, and Roper websites, but haven't really found that much information on orientation for new grads. Are there any nurses in the area, experienced or people who have recently graduated, that have any information on the hospitals? I am especially interested in the length of an orientation for a new grad, the general reputation of each hospital relating to their treatment of new grads, hourly wage and shift differentials, 8 hour or 12 hour shifts, and if there are any that will hire new grads into specialties, such as NICU, ICU, etc. Thank you for any responses!:spin:
Dec 21, '07
I just graduated last May and started in one of the icu's at musc. It's a great place to work. With the teaching hospital I think you have a lot of autonomy and great opportunities to learn. It's one of the only level one trauma centers in the area. If you have any questions let me know. I can point you to some of the better areas to live also.
I had 16 weeks orientation. In my experience I felt well recieved as a new grad, but I had worked for three years in my area as a tech. I think the specialty areas prefer experience as a tech or nurse extern, but I have heard of them hiring new grads without this experience.
Last edit by Soonstudent on Jan 3, '08