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hello, guys wanted to know how is the nursing program at henryford hospital? how different is it from the school besides it being no breaks meaning it runs straight thru for 16 months. versus the school having a break in the summer. i have an interview coming up for the program so, i'm just a little bit nervous and sacared.

are some of teachers over there the same as the college?

is it the same workload?(which i would believe that it is, it's just that your going straight tru)

are the supplemental classes helpful?

overall, how is it ? and oh i forgot that i do know that all of your clinicals are at the hosital except for ob,peds and your psych rotation which is a plus.

i need all of the advice that i can get.:D

and i graetly appreciate it:bowingpur

gemberly

Specializes in Home Health Clinician. Has 2 years experience.

hello, guys wanted to know how is the nursing program at henryford hospital? how different is it from the school besides it being no breaks meaning it runs straight thru for 16 months. versus the school having a break in the summer. i have an interview coming up for the program so, i'm just a little bit nervous and sacared.

are some of teachers over there the same as the college?

is it the same workload?(which i would believe that it is, it's just that your going straight tru)

are the supplemental classes helpful?

overall, how is it ? and oh i forgot that i do know that all of your clinicals are at the hosital except for ob,peds and your psych rotation which is a plus.

i need all of the advice that i can get.:D

and i graetly appreciate it:bowingpur

is there information online about this program? i am sorry i can't help you. i am just trying to explore options.

thanks in advance.

Hi. I don't know anything about the program but I'm in it too I received my acceptance letter last week so hopefully I'll see you there. I'm excited I just hope I'll be able to survive the 16 month no break deal. I get really anxious for a break every semester after about 2-3 mos so I'm praying for endurance.

Hey ladies, give us some info on how to get into this program, where can we find information cause I haven't heard anybody speak of Henry Hospital program.

Thanks

I'm interested too! Do tell...:yeah:

oguesswhat

Specializes in Med/Surg.

Well I'm not in the hospital program...but I am a winter accepted student so I go 16 months straight through as well. I can tell you that it is a bit stressful and I can see that after only 1 semester I am wishing that I'd get a summer break as well...but I also want to graduate quickly soooo of course I'm going to stick with it :-p Just decide if you can handle going straight through or if you need the break.

RN2B73

Specializes in ICU. Has 1 years experience.

I do know a couple people who are going to do the Henry Ford Hospital program. As far as I know, you have to be an employee of Henry Ford Health Systems and agree to work for them, I believe, 3 years after you get your license. If I find out any more I'll let you all know and you do the same.:D

For those who are in the program or getting into the program can you tell the rest of us how you got in or what the procedure was or is it top secret?

Guess I'll take this one...

Here's the deal theres no particular way to "get in" as I too would've wondered :rolleyes:. I was under the assumption that this program is offered to Henry Ford Health System employees only and typically it is. HOWEVER every now and then when they are trying to fill spots, they are not always able to fill ALL seats with just their employees.

This is when being on the HFCC waiting list pays off and trust me I knew nothing about this before. I was accepted into the winter 08 HFCC pgm {received letter in November 07} and I accepted but then I postponed at the last minute because of the 16 month deal, I preferred to do 2 years with spring and summers off. So, I got another invite for the HFCC Fall 08 pgm {rec'd 2nd letter in March 08} I accepted only because I was waiting to see if I'd get into Wayne States pgm and I wanted a fall back just in case.

Well I had my mind made up to go to WSU if I got in until I received a THIRD letter from HFCC about this HFCC/HFHS partnership program-- that is when HFHS has not filled all available slots by HFHS employees--they will extend an invitation to HFCC students on the waiting list or already on the roster to get into the next available pgm offered by HFCC {in my case Fall 08}.

When I went in for my interview I spoke with one of the pgm directors {because they literally gave us little to no info about the pgm except that it starts like next week and It will be paid for in lieu of a 3 year contract} so I asked a few questions and they basically told me they accept during most terms, Winter, Spring and Fall.

They have 60 slots available and during this term they had filled 50 by HFHS employees. They sent invitations to 39 HFCC "wait listers" and when I had gone in they'd interviewed 13. They stated they based their criteria on the individuals ability to handle the program {children, employment, GPA, all pre-reqs taken and Net Test passed}. So I don't know if this helps you I can only say I personally did not inquire for this program nor did I do anything extra to "get in" maybe others did this is just my 22 cents [cause its kinda long}:twocents::twocents::twocents::twocents::twocents::twocents::twocents::twocents::twocents::twocents::twocents:

Hey Guys Candydgyrl is right on with everything that she menyioned although i do not know how many letters that hfhs send out to hfcc students. I talked to someone in the nursing office today and i was told that if u recieved a letter from HFHS then u would definitely be starting the program right away unless u declined it . They send out just enough invites with a few xtras for the additional students that they need from the school.

so, with that i only know what i was told.

I myslef go for an interview friday.

But NO u don't have to be a hfhs employee but the catch is if enough of their own people don't fill the slots then yes they pull students from the school .

I'm very excited, nervous and can't wait. i'm kind of scared tooo because the time has come so quickly but, it'll be alright i'm very ready

So candygyrl can u give me some advice for the interview? What type of questions do they ask? How long did it take? Are u able to work how u want to in the 3 years meaning, contingent,per diem no weekend?

Help me out need advice can't wait\

thank u so much

Sure no problem.

Well as far as how many letters were sent out this round I was told 39. So it sounds like they send out more than enough considering-- a few will decline and --a few won't meet the criteria so they can choose the best of whats left. As far as how you can work during the 3 year stint I am unsure. I would think that as long as you work for them you can pretty much write your own ticket I mean; I'm sure there will be some stipulations-- like a minimum of 20 hours or what not but I didn't really want to get into that {with them} until I got in for sure and I guess once you're in you can figure out the loopholes.

Tips for the interview. Dress professionally {pretty much business casual attire}. I wore a black pant suit and the person that interviewed me stated that her first impression of me was that I was very "poised" and "well put together" so that little extra went a long way. They will ask you questions like:

Who are you how would you define yourself?

Why do you think that you would make a good candidate?

How do you plan to balance work school and other obligations?

What does it mean to be a nurse?

What is customer service?

Describe a time when you received good customer service

Describe a time when you provided good customer service

Who will your customers be in the hospital? {Here you want to say your patients and their families, Dr.'s, your co-workers and other employees in the hospital i.e orderlies, dietary etc.}

and the hardest question of them all... What are common misconceptions people tend to make about you. {Just a heads up.}

Most of these questions {and there are many more} are typically the same but re-worded to mean something slightly different. So I hope this helps.

GOOD LUCK

:yeah::yeah::yeah:

sure no problem.

well as far as how many letters were sent out this round i was told 39. so it sounds like they send out more than enough considering-- a few will decline and --a few won't meet the criteria so they can choose the best of whats left. as far as how you can work during the 3 year stint i am unsure. i would think that as long as you work for them you can pretty much write your own ticket i mean; i'm sure there will be some stipulations-- like a minimum of 20 hours or what not but i didn't really want to get into that {with them} until i got in for sure and i guess once you're in you can figure out the loopholes.

tips for the interview. dress professionally {pretty much business casual attire}. i wore a black pant suit and the person that interviewed me stated that her first impression of me was that i was very "poised" and "well put together" so that little extra went a long way. they will ask you questions like:

who are you how would you define yourself?

why do you think that you would make a good candidate?

how do you plan to balance work school and other obligations?

what does it mean to be a nurse?

what is customer service?

describe a time when you received good customer service

describe a time when you provided good customer service

who will your customers be in the hospital? {here you want to say your patients and their families, dr.'s, your co-workers and other employees in the hospital i.e orderlies, dietary etc.}

and the hardest question of them all... what are common misconceptions people tend to make about you. {just a heads up.}

most of these questions {and there are many more} are typically the same but re-worded to mean something slightly different. so i hope this helps.

good luck

[color=sandybrown]i really appreciate the info:d

[color=#f4a460]i have worked for chrysler for 10 years so, honey i had know clue of the ?'s they would ask at an interview (hahah) u have really enlightened me and believe me i'm definitely grateful.

[color=#f4a460]i even started writing some replys to these ?'s to assure that i'll be ready. i really appreciate. :yeah:so when do the program actually start?

could u give me more details on he program if u have any?

is it hard or is it ok?

is it at a fast pace? because it doesn't seem like it because even at the college the program is only 16months it is just broken up where the summers are off.

do they have pm clinicals?

are the instructors there crazy?(haha)

overall how's the program?

are u excited and nervous to start?

when does the program actually start?

i heard like the second week of may

have u started your shots and titers yet?

if a person was to fail a class are they automatically kicked into the traitional program at the college without having to wait out a whole year?

are the instructors very helpful?

i really appreciate everything

thanks and soooooooooooo sorry for all the ?'s i'm just very excited i really appreciate u and the info:clown:

no problem, its a pleasure to help wherever i can.

could u give me more details on he program if u have any?

right now i don't have any information, i just submitted my acceptance letter so i'm sure they'll send me a welcome packet with information essential to orientation.

is it hard or is it ok?

"hard" means different things to different people. so i'm sure its based on the perception of the individual experience. personally hfcc was a little too easy for me as i'm sure its meant to be, {duh community college} some people struggled though. i just went through a pretty rigorous semester at wayne state with classes 5 days a week twice a day and i feel if i survived that with a's then, this should be a cake walk not that it doesn't come with hard work which some people are just not disciplined at and this is key.

is it at a fast pace? because it doesn't seem like it because even at the college the program is only 16months it is just broken up where the summers are off.

they are really really pushing the concept that this program is very rigorous and although i understand that the winter pgms at hfcc is 16mos i believe its only really fast paced from jan-summer because you are playing catch up and in the fall you basically start with the students that began the previous fall and then it settles a bit except you didn't get a chance for a break like the fall students.

do they have pm clinicals?

no. from what i was told the hours are pretty set and there is not much room for flexibility this is why some individuals that are interviewed are not recommended for the program because of their inability to conform to such a rigid format due to work scheduling, child care issues, and other obligations that they are unable to quickly revamp.

are the instructors there crazy?(haha)

theres at least one in every bunch

overall how's the program?

i don't know. but i'm optimistic that it is a good one. i mean hfcc has a pretty good reputation so, this program is actually being taught by hfcc instructors so its no different from the college program held on campus. hfhs is only providing the funding, the educational facility and the location for clinicals.

are u excited and nervous to start?

yes i mean i've been waiting for this it feels like forever. i'm still enrolled in the fall 08 pgm at hfcc and i've applied to wsu for fall 08 so if this doesn't quite cut it for me i have options.

when does the program actually start?

i heard like the second week of may

yes like may 6th or 7th.

have u started your shots and titers yet?

actually when i accepted for winter 08 i did do all of this in december so i'm all set with that except the drug screening which i'm sure they'll need a recent one.

if a person was to fail a class are they automatically kicked into the traitional program at the college without having to wait out a whole year?

not sure. i know they're out of the accelerated pgm but as far as where it goes from there... don't know.

are the instructors very helpful?

i'm sure they are; after all we are a reflection of them and i'm sure that the hospital would not continue to utilize a school that has a poor student nurse curriculum--after all we are their future employees.

i really appreciate everything

glad to help.

no problem, its a pleasure to help wherever i can.

could u give me more details on he program if u have any?

right now i don't have any information, i just submitted my acceptance letter so i'm sure they'll send me a welcome packet with information essential to orientation.

is it hard or is it ok?

"hard" means different things to different people. so i'm sure its based on the perception of the individual experience. personally hfcc was a little too easy for me as i'm sure its meant to be, {duh community college} some people struggled though. i just went through a pretty rigorous semester at wayne state with classes 5 days a week twice a day and i feel if i survived that with a's then, this should be a cake walk not that it doesn't come with hard work which some people are just not disciplined at and this is key.

is it at a fast pace? because it doesn't seem like it because even at the college the program is only 16months it is just broken up where the summers are off.

they are really really pushing the concept that this program is very rigorous and although i understand that the winter pgms at hfcc is 16mos i believe its only really fast paced from jan-summer because you are playing catch up and in the fall you basically start with the students that began the previous fall and then it settles a bit except you didn't get a chance for a break like the fall students.

do they have pm clinicals?

no. from what i was told the hours are pretty set and there is not much room for flexibility this is why some individuals that are interviewed are not recommended for the program because of their inability to conform to such a rigid format due to work scheduling, child care issues, and other obligations that they are unable to quickly revamp.

are the instructors there crazy?(haha)

theres at least one in every bunch

overall how's the program?

i don't know. but i'm optimistic that it is a good one. i mean hfcc has a pretty good reputation so, this program is actually being taught by hfcc instructors so its no different from the college program held on campus. hfhs is only providing the funding, the educational facility and the location for clinicals.

are u excited and nervous to start?

yes i mean i've been waiting for this it feels like forever. i'm still enrolled in the fall 08 pgm at hfcc and i've applied to wsu for fall 08 so if this doesn't quite cut it for me i have options.

when does the program actually start?

i heard like the second week of may

yes like may 6th or 7th.

have u started your shots and titers yet?

actually when i accepted for winter 08 i did do all of this in december so i'm all set with that except the drug screening which i'm sure they'll need a recent one.

if a person was to fail a class are they automatically kicked into the traitional program at the college without having to wait out a whole year?

not sure. i know they're out of the accelerated pgm but as far as where it goes from there... don't know.

are the instructors very helpful?

i'm sure they are; after all we are a reflection of them and i'm sure that the hospital would not continue to utilize a school that has a poor student nurse curriculum--after all we are their future employees.

i really appreciate everything

glad to help.

i personally take offense to your "duh community college" comment. i have attended both university and community college. i can tell you that community college is not easier (when it comes to nursing)

momof2*s

Specializes in Ortho and Transplant.

Id like to second the offense about the community colleges espically when UNIVERSITY students come on the floor behind the community colleges and this I can say from experience because I have worked with both and had both shadow me...CC's get more hands on and UNIV. are more into the theory, I personally would rather have the hands on experience vs. the books especially looking at what we are doing! Not saying that the 4 years are bad just the two are different and I dont think ANY personalized negitivity to one or the other should be should stated in such a rude manner!

Id like to second the offense about the community colleges espically when UNIVERSITY students come on the floor behind the community colleges and this I can say from experience because I have worked with both and had both shadow me...CC's get more hands on and UNIV. are more into the theory, I personally would rather have the hands on experience vs. the books especially looking at what we are doing! Not saying that the 4 years are bad just the two are different and I dont think ANY personalized negitivity to one or the other should be should stated in such a rude manner!

How great it is to hear from someone who has actually seen both sides!! If anyone should know, you should. Thanks for the input. The original poster seems to have a very high opinion of herself. I hope this doesn't get in her way of being a caring and compassionate nurse. I know for a fact that you cannot ever become to cocky. I also agree, it was stated in a rude manner.

momof2*s

Specializes in Ortho and Transplant.

Thanks; have you ever heard the saying "nurses eat thier young" well I use to work on a unit like that and now the unit I work on is amazing, not that we ALWAYS get along but I lost count on how many times we

have all taken bat for one another (the way it should be)they dont try to upstage eachother, so long story short I have seen both sides of the fence and definetly like the side im on now!

Good luck to you and everything you do.:saint:

no problem, its a pleasure to help wherever i can.

could u give me more details on he program if u have any?

right now i don't have any information, i just submitted my acceptance letter so i'm sure they'll send me a welcome packet with information essential to orientation.

is it hard or is it ok?

"hard" means different things to different people. so i'm sure its based on the perception of the individual experience. personally hfcc was a little too easy for me as i'm sure its meant to be, {duh community college} some people struggled though. i just went through a pretty rigorous semester at wayne state with classes 5 days a week twice a day and i feel if i survived that with a's then, this should be a cake walk not that it doesn't come with hard work which some people are just not disciplined at and this is key.

is it at a fast pace? because it doesn't seem like it because even at the college the program is only 16months it is just broken up where the summers are off.

they are really really pushing the concept that this program is very rigorous and although i understand that the winter pgms at hfcc is 16mos i believe its only really fast paced from jan-summer because you are playing catch up and in the fall you basically start with the students that began the previous fall and then it settles a bit except you didn't get a chance for a break like the fall students.

do they have pm clinicals?

no. from what i was told the hours are pretty set and there is not much room for flexibility this is why some individuals that are interviewed are not recommended for the program because of their inability to conform to such a rigid format due to work scheduling, child care issues, and other obligations that they are unable to quickly revamp.

are the instructors there crazy?(haha)

theres at least one in every bunch

overall how's the program?

i don't know. but i'm optimistic that it is a good one. i mean hfcc has a pretty good reputation so, this program is actually being taught by hfcc instructors so its no different from the college program held on campus. hfhs is only providing the funding, the educational facility and the location for clinicals.

are u excited and nervous to start?

yes i mean i've been waiting for this it feels like forever. i'm still enrolled in the fall 08 pgm at hfcc and i've applied to wsu for fall 08 so if this doesn't quite cut it for me i have options.

when does the program actually start?

i heard like the second week of may

yes like may 6th or 7th.

have u started your shots and titers yet?

actually when i accepted for winter 08 i did do all of this in december so i'm all set with that except the drug screening which i'm sure they'll need a recent one.

if a person was to fail a class are they automatically kicked into the traitional program at the college without having to wait out a whole year?

not sure. i know they're out of the accelerated pgm but as far as where it goes from there... don't know.

are the instructors very helpful?

i'm sure they are; after all we are a reflection of them and i'm sure that the hospital would not continue to utilize a school that has a poor student nurse curriculum--after all we are their future employees.

i really appreciate everything

glad to help.

hey, thanks for the info it is relly helpful, i see i might have to not except because i need pm clinicals desperately:crying2:

but thanks greatly:)

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