Teacher said NOWAY....new grad hiring into ICU positions - page 3

by HopefulNurse2011 17,476 Views | 36 Comments

So at clinicals today i expressed my desire to go into the critical care specialty after i graduated and she said theres no way new grads get ICU jobs....but everday i log on here i read about new grads getting ICU jobs right out... Read More


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    In what way? I thought the two years was a bit much but that's what it says.
    I'd read the fine print. I have not seen a 2 year residency with an additional 2 year commitment. It would be unlikely any hospital would keep you on orientation for that long....it just isn't cost effective. What facility is this?
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    Not true. Fransican Alliance hires new grads into ICU's. 14 hospitals mostly in Indiana and a couple in Illinois.
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    Here is the quote from the hospital's website:

    RNs wishing to change specialties
    The residency program only focuses on four nursing specialties: Critical Care, Perinatal Nursing, Emergency Care and Perioperative, and takes 24 months to complete.
    Participants are asked to commit to working at Grady for 24 months once they complete the residency program.
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    Quote from HopefulNurse2011
    Here is the quote from the hospital's website:

    RNs wishing to change specialties
    The residency program only focuses on four nursing specialties: Critical Care, Perinatal Nursing, Emergency Care and Perioperative, and takes 24 months to complete.
    Participants are asked to commit to working at Grady for 24 months once they complete the residency program.
    That is wild. What happens if you leave after the first 24 months?
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    Good question, I've heard some hospitals charge a fine. Its not my first choice at this point.
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    Quote from Hopeful Nurse 2011
    Here is the quote from the hospital's website:

    RNs wishing to change specialties
    The residency program only focuses on four nursing specialties: Critical Care, Perinatal Nursing, Emergency Care and Perioperative, and takes 24 months to complete.
    Participants are asked to commit to working at Grady for 24 months once they complete the residency program.
    Wow talk about captive labor! So if you go there your are locked in for 4 years. I would be very careful.....if they have to enforce to keep people they are either that good with their training program and you will gain a ton of knowlege.....or that bad that they have to hold you captive to stay.

    Proceed with caution.
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    Good question, I've heard some hospitals charge a fine. Its not my first choice at this point.
    Correct example. Florida Hospital in Orlando charges $13,500 to be paid in full the next week if you quit or get fired while under their two year contract.
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    That's INSAANE!
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    That's INSAANE!
    Florida Hospital in Tampa charges $5000 fee. Orlando is almost three times as much. I don't get that at all. FL hospital considers that the cost of orientating a new grad.
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    I have been offered an STICU position and I graduate next week. SO it is possible. Very competitive! I don't have my official paper, but it should come soon. GL to you!


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