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Banner New Grad RN Program

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by Sundevil2015 Sundevil2015 (Member)

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Hi guys,

For all of you who are either in the banner new grad program or have already completed it, I was wondering what is the structure? Like how many weeks do you have sim or lecture? What are the hours and days for those? How long until you're on the floor with a preceptor and how long are you with that preceptor until you're on your own?

Thank you guys so much

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rachaelofcourse works as a ICU RN.

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Hello,

I just recently completed the new grad programs and am going core in my unit. Basically, how it works is you will interview and they will place you on a unit in one of their hospitals. Sometimes you can have a bigger say, but I'm not sure of that as my position had been saved for me for a couple months. The first week, you will have Banner and facility orientation (Monday), then Clinical Orientation (Tuesday) , then Cerner training (Wednesday). I was on my unit with my preceptor the first week. You have 3 days of sim spread out over 2 weeks. There are no lecture days until you take Academy, which is specific to your service line. For example, I work ICU, so I will do ICU academy. As far as how long your preceptorship is, that really depends on you, what unit you're on, and how your manager feels you're progressing. For example, ICU preceptorship is the longest at 12 weeks. I did 14 to make up some time that I had to take off for family things. My friend works PCU and her orientation was 9 weeks.

Hope this helps!

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Thanks for all that information. Do you work nights or days? And what does the Academy portion entail and what's the delivery method of that?

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rachaelofcourse works as a ICU RN.

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Thanks for all that information. Do you work nights or days? And what does the Academy portion entail and what's the delivery method of that?

I work nights by choice. I dislike day shift. Academy is going through some changes right now, so I can't speak to that. I know you have some simulation and skills days for it, but that's about it.

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AZBlueBell has 1 years experience.

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Pretty much what's Rachael said. Orientation time depends on your unit. I believe they said med-surg is 8-9 weeks, ICU/WIS/OR all get 12 weeks. You will be scheduled with a preceptor and follow whatever their schedule is. I'm night shift but my whole preceptorship will be on days. You'll be scheduled for classes and training that pertain to your service line. In addition to your shifts you'll have to find time to go in and work on the online learning modules that you'll be assigned. SIM also depends on your service line. I'm in WIS so I only had a skills day, no sims. And then the WIS Academy is a couple hours a day, twice a week for a whole month. Hope that helps a Little.

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rachaelofcourse works as a ICU RN.

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Pretty much what's Rachael said. Orientation time depends on your unit. I believe they said med-surg is 8-9 weeks, ICU/WIS/OR all get 12 weeks. You will be scheduled with a preceptor and follow whatever their schedule is. I'm night shift but my whole preceptorship will be on days. You'll be scheduled for classes and training that pertain to your service line. In addition to your shifts you'll have to find time to go in and work on the online learning modules that you'll be assigned. SIM also depends on your service line. I'm in WIS so I only had a skills day, no sims. And then the WIS Academy is a couple hours a day, twice a week for a whole month. Hope that helps a Little.

I did almost all of my orientation on nights, FWIW. I think I only did like 5 day shifts lol.

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If you're nights, why was your preceptorship on days? Did you choose it that way or is that just how they made you do it?

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AZBlueBell has 1 years experience.

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If you're nights, why was your preceptorship on days? Did you choose it that way or is that just how they made you do it?

That's just the way it worked out, and I LOVE my preceptor :) you don't ask for anything, you just go with the schedule you get! I think my situation is a little different. Mostly if you are hired for nights, they will likely train you on nights.

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rachaelofcourse works as a ICU RN.

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If you're nights, why was your preceptorship on days? Did you choose it that way or is that just how they made you do it?

It also depends on the unit, in addition to what AZBlueBell said. Most people on my unit do most of their orientation on days, regardless of whether they're hired for nights or not. This is to get experience with the Intensivists, bedside bronchoscopies, bedside EGDs, more codes (although we still have a bunch on nights), things like that. I should add that part of the reason I did mostly nights is because I worked days as a PCA so I was already accustomed to days.

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Oh okay. Thanks for all the information guys. Do you know if banner has a weekend differential or is it just nights?

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Also, do you get any raises after 6 months or a year?

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