I am interested in hearing from anyone who has done a new graduate internship at George Washington Hospital. Specifically, I am interested in the critical care internship. Are interns supported throught the process and given an apropriate amount of guidance and time? Is the program organized?
Thank you in advance for your responses. I look foward to hearing from you!
Thanks for the information about George Washington's ICU internship. It sounds like a great challenge.
I am moving to DC after graduation this May 2007 to join my soon-to-be husband
It is difficult to get a "feel" for the programs and hospital culture without being able to attend those open houses or do clinicals in the area! A candid opinion from someone who has been there is tops!
Any staff nurses, agency, students or others who have additional information, please, feel free to post about the internship program or GW in general!!
Last edit by RNchemo on Oct 26, '06
Nov 12, '06
I've recently been talking to GW nurse recruiters about their new grad program. After e-mailing them early one morning, I received an e-mail within an hour with some very good info (such a prompt response has yet to happen at any other hospital I've enquired at -- very impressive). The nurse recruiter that I have been speaking with is extremely nice, helpful and very available. She sent me some info through the mail which was somewhat vague, but we plan on speaking later this week on the phone...will have more info to share then!
Here's what I know for sure: Apparently, on February 3rd, they have a new-grad hire day, where they interview and hire 80% of their new grads -- not a day you want to miss if you're interested in their program!
Here's the site: http://www.thenurseshospital.com/contact.htm
-- because there is info that you need to have prepared and an RSVP in order to attend/interview on Feb 3rd.
Have also talked with a grad of this program who did the L&D track, and although our communication has just started, she said that the program is almost like being in grad school because of the classes that they offer (yay!) -- I've heard nothing but good things about the program thus far, so any critiques from grads would be good to know!
Will have more info to share later this week, but generally, I've been nothing but impressed with all of my dealings with GW thus far.
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Nov 12, '06
I am glad to hear that jenrn11 had a good experience. I, however, was NOT impressed with George Washington University Hospital's HR this past week. I asked about the nurse to patient ratio on the different medical floors and was told that only the managers knew and that it was different everywhere; perhaps 1:5 or 1:6 -I could ask if I had an interview. My next question was about their use of primary nursing model on the onc unit . Could she tell me about how this nursing care is implemented at GW and how it is unique in their facility? She did not know anything about primary nursing and, once again, said only the managers knew. This frustrated me. On the premotional CD-rom about nuring at GW Hospital (which is also posted on the website) they say that surgical onc unit offers ' a low nurse to patient ratio and utilizes primary care nursing.' I would not call 1:6 a LOW ratio and feel that if a hospital is going to advertise a specific model of care or low ratio, that they ought to know about it and actually have it! Do you think that I just caught the wrong person at the wrong time?
When I spoke with Georgetown, the difference was night and day. Their organization, knowledge, and response were phenomenal. The recruiter was cheerful, efficient, and put me right in touch with the correct people. I am looking foward to interviewing there.
Last edit by RNchemo on Feb 15, '07