Parkland

  1. Does anyone know anything about Parkland's NICU?
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  3. by   medsomething
    bump...I'm curious about this too!
  4. by   Finallyat40
    It's a very large level III unit, teaching facility w/ loads of interns, residents, fellows and attendings, wide variety of acuity. Great unit, great nurses, good management, wonderful place to learn! Many days are absolutely crazy....but they're still good! They offer an internship program to new nurses that is precepted and second to none. If you are looking for something specific, let me know.

    Jamie
  5. by   curlysue82
    I'm a pre-nursing student and have heard about parkland's intership program. I have one question and it may sound silly but is that just further eduaction or are you getting paid at the same time?
  6. by   txspadequeenRN
    I was thinking the very same thing when I started reading this thread....


    Quote from curlysue82
    I'm a pre-nursing student and have heard about parkland's intership program. I have one question and it may sound silly but is that just further eduaction or are you getting paid at the same time?
  7. by   lifeLONGstudent
    Quote from curlysue82
    I'm a pre-nursing student and have heard about parkland's intership program. I have one question and it may sound silly but is that just further eduaction or are you getting paid at the same time?

    Yep - you get paid. It is at a lower rate than a "regular" RN I.... but they are not only paying you, but also your preceptor... so it makes sense that you don't make the same as a nurse who is 100% responsible for her own patient load. You have classes and clinical shifts. The training is EXCELLENT. I am in the residency program -- working in one of the adult ICU. After you finish the 3 month program (residency), then you move up to a "RN I" position and pay grade. Although you are getting paid a discounted rate, I am still making more than most of my classmates who took jobs in FW (our school was in FW - only 2 of us took jobs in Dallas and we are both at Parkland --- don't know about other Dallas hospital pay scales).

    I look at it as another clinical like in school - but you get paid. The nurses are AWESOME, the training is beyond compare and you will take care of some of the sickest patients. Once you've worked at Parkland, you can take anything the world has to throw at ya :-)


    PM me if you want more details
    LifeLONGstudent
  8. by   Finallyat40
    Yes, you get paid for it and yes, I considered it another semester in school, as there was class time and clinical time. I did my residency in the NICU a couple of years ago....It's a great unit. If you're interested, once you've finished the first semester of nursing school, you can apply for a patient care position that offers very flexible hours and will give you a bit of insight into the unit.

    Jamie
  9. by   curlysue82
    The program sounds great especially since that is the field I would like to work in. What type of nursing student are they looking for? Is it hard to get into? What are the requirements?
  10. by   sunnyjohn
    I would love to try for the Parkland Critical care residency program, (the long one that gives you graduate credit and rotates you through all the ICU sub-sections.

    Could you imagine getting trained in Neuro, Burn and all the adult ICU's before settling down to your home dept???
  11. by   txspadequeenRN
    I noticed that Parkland has several levels for RN's. How do you get to levels II and III.


    Quote from lifeLONGstudent
    Yep - you get paid. It is at a lower rate than a "regular" RN I.... but they are not only paying you, but also your preceptor... so it makes sense that you don't make the same as a nurse who is 100% responsible for her own patient load. You have classes and clinical shifts. The training is EXCELLENT. I am in the residency program -- working in one of the adult ICU. After you finish the 3 month program (residency), then you move up to a "RN I" position and pay grade. Although you are getting paid a discounted rate, I am still making more than most of my classmates who took jobs in FW (our school was in FW - only 2 of us took jobs in Dallas and we are both at Parkland --- don't know about other Dallas hospital pay scales).

    I look at it as another clinical like in school - but you get paid. The nurses are AWESOME, the training is beyond compare and you will take care of some of the sickest patients. Once you've worked at Parkland, you can take anything the world has to throw at ya :-)


    PM me if you want more details
    LifeLONGstudent
  12. by   LKG6
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    I noticed that Parkland has several levels for RN's. How do you get to levels II and III.
    And what does nurse clinician mean? I have seen those on name tags.
    Katie
  13. by   txspadequeenRN
    This is probably a clinical nurse specialist which is a masters degree.


    Quote from LKG6
    And what does nurse clinician mean? I have seen those on name tags.
    Katie
  14. by   Transplant-BSNTx
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    This is probably a clinical nurse specialist which is a masters degree.
    A Nurse Clinician(I-III) at UTMB Galveston means a registered nurse with a ASN or BSN degree not an advanced practice nurse.

    Titles usually change per institution.

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