Banner NEW GRAD RN

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by AZMurse AZMurse (New) New

Hello Fellow New Grad RNs,

Did anyone accept or receive a job offer at banner new grad rn? when hospital or unit did you get hired? And when do you start orientation? Did you sign a 12 months contract? I've heard that you have to do 12 months commitments, Does anyone know what it means?

surgPCUrn

surgPCUrn

10 Posts

I recently applied to the West Valley post and it's been pending recruiter review for about 16 days now ... So we'll see. I heard it's a process there.

Apple-Core, ASN, BSN, RN

Has 3 years experience. 1,016 Posts

You list your top 3 choices of units, and they will try to accommodate your requests but it also relies on what's available. They expect a 12 month commitment because that is the length of the New Grad Program. You are paid at a non-negotiable flat rate for that 12 months and you do not move unit during that time either. There is a 2 week orientation that is held in Mesa and covers all the paperwork and computer-based lessons etc. Plus you have to do SIM in their on-site lab.

When you are placed with a preceptor, you work their shift even if you were hired for a different shift. For example, if you are hired to work day shift but your preceptor works nights - you'll be working nights during that period of time. I think that lasts typically about 12 weeks. Then you'll be on your own, although you'll still have someone to turn to if you need it. You'll get maybe 1 or 2 stable patients to start, then they will ramp it up to 3 and 4 etc.

HTH

AZMurse

AZMurse

12 Posts

Apple-core,

Thank you for the details about the process and orientation time of the program. I am also confused about the 12 months commitment, my question is if you don't finish the 12 months commitment in one way or another, Do banner penalized you of breaking the 12 months commitments?

Apple-Core, ASN, BSN, RN

Has 3 years experience. 1,016 Posts

4 hours ago, AZMurse said:

Apple-core,

Thank you for the details about the process and orientation time of the program. I am also confused about the 12 months commitment, my question is if you don't finish the 12 months commitment in one way or another, Do banner penalized you of breaking the 12 months commitments?

That is a good question, and I don't know the answer I'm sorry. I do know that a couple of the other hospitals in the area will hold you financially responsible if you break the commitment, and it can be quite a few thousand dollars.

surgPCUrn

surgPCUrn

10 Posts

I just had my phone interview today and she said the 12 month commitment meant that you couldn't move "laterally." She said the intention is you stay put for 12 months of learning and then ideally stay on the same unit after 12 months, but it would be okay to leave. There's no actual contract that requires you to stay at Banner though.

AzNewNurse

AzNewNurse

3 Posts

Has anyone heard of a new grad transferring before the 12 month mark? I was initially told employees are eligible for transfer in 6 months but now I am hearing a year.

AMNurse154

AMNurse154, BSN

Specializes in PCU. Has 3 years experience. 9 Posts

At 6 months they bring up the topic of signing on as core staff. If you choose not to, at 11 months you can start applying to other units. Although I have heard of people doing it sooner. I'm at 7 months and cant wait to apply to other units LOL. There is no contract so you can leave whenever you want technically, like if you got a job at another hospital.

Smga242

Smga242

19 Posts

Hi all!! I have an interview with a Banner Health recruiter tomorrow and was wondering if anyone has any tips for the interview or remembers any of the questions they were ask so I can prepare! Any help is appreciated