John Muir Hospital

  1. I understand that John Muir in the Concord area has a new grad RN program. Do you have to go through this 5-6 month program before being able to work there? Does anyone know how much the hospital pays new grads in this program and would you suggest applying for this or going the other route and working at a hospital where they orient you to the unit for 6 weeks or so? Are there additional classes you have to take in these programs? I'm not sure what I want to do after I graduate and would like to know the benefits of both. Thank you.
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  3. by   TazziRN
    If you have the chance to go through a new grad program, do it. You would be paid a liveable salary and would probably get a raise at the end of it. You would be hired for a particular unit and most of the program would train you for that unit. It's like a doctor going through a residency program without the punishment...you would have regular staff nurse hours and receive extra education that will be invaluable. It's better than a 6-8 week preceptorship because you get more education.
  4. by   mollymil
    I live in the Stockton area, currently working at a local hospital w/out a new grad program. I am actually considering applying at John Muir . I have heard great things and would love to have a new grad program.

    Where I am at, in the float pool, orientation to a unit is basically throwing you in there w/ a full pt. load and answering any questions you may have. Talk about feeling like Im being fed to the sharks...I manage but don't think I'll be staying here much longer.
  5. by   MA Nurse
    Quote from mollymil
    I live in the Stockton area, currently working at a local hospital w/out a new grad program. I am actually considering applying at John Muir . I have heard great things and would love to have a new grad program.

    Where I am at, in the float pool, orientation to a unit is basically throwing you in there w/ a full pt. load and answering any questions you may have. Talk about feeling like Im being fed to the sharks...I manage but don't think I'll be staying here much longer.
    The hospitals in the bay area are generally much better than in Stockton, trust me i know first hand after having a sick relative in Stockton hospitals...the bay area has a much better variety of Doctors, and the salary for RN's is much better.
  6. by   Miss Mab
    Actually, John Muir--my original "hometown hospital" is an excellent facility and everyone I know who works there seems to love it. When I graduated that was where I wanted to go and their new grad program sounded like an excellent orientation--six months, classes, etc.----BUT, they also required you to work med-surg only following the program. I think for a year. I just knew I wanted another specialty so I kept looking. They may have changed it since then or if med/surg is your thing then I would DEFINITELY go for it. Great bennies too!
  7. by   arys1075
    Is there anybody knows the rate per hour for experienced RN II?



    Quote from Miss Mab
    Actually, John Muir--my original "hometown hospital" is an excellent facility and everyone I know who works there seems to love it. When I graduated that was where I wanted to go and their new grad program sounded like an excellent orientation--six months, classes, etc.----BUT, they also required you to work med-surg only following the program. I think for a year. I just knew I wanted another specialty so I kept looking. They may have changed it since then or if med/surg is your thing then I would DEFINITELY go for it. Great bennies too!
  8. by   labfreak
    In the spring/early summer John Muir Concord had a hiring freeze for new grads. This may change but you should check. John Muir Walnut Creek may be a different story.
  9. by   Testa Rosa, RN
    I'm a nursing student who recently attended an informational meeting aobut nursing at JM. The way I understand it, the new grad positions are highly competitive and only open/available certain times of the the year.
  10. by   arys1075
    How's John Muir's benefits? How much is the rate for RNII with more than 10 years exp?
  11. by   ifyouwereme
    This info may be too late for you and may not even be correct, but someone who I know has a friend that got hired there as a new grad and she supposedly make $51/hr. Now that's with all the differentials, weekend pay etc. but if that's a new grad, imagine. I also heard that they take like 5 people at a time. Anyone know any truth to either of these claims?
  12. by   Rianna1
    Yeah, I heard they get hundreds of applicants for the New grad 18-20 or so spots. I also heard from a nursing instructor that they are a "Magnet" school or are trying to be a magnet school and that they prefer or only hire BSN grads. Anyone know of any truth to this? The one person I know who got hired last year for their new grad program was an accelerated MSN grad.
  13. by   ells08
    Hello, everyone-

    I'm a new grad looking into the John Muir New Grad Residency as well. I applied to this round of hiring and recently got a call back. Can anyone who has gone through the program provide any info about the interview process or what the program is like? Anyone else going through the interview process at this time too?

    Thanks!
  14. by   Rianna1
    ells08,
    how recently did you graduate and where did you graduate from? just wondering what (if any) they based their call backs on.

    Thanks!

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