Quote from curlysue82
Yep - you get paid
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?
. 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 :-)
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