Trinitas ER Residency program

  1. Has anyone applied to the Trinitas ER residency program starting next year?
    -12 weeks clinical and classroom time
    -will be certified in glucometer, phlebotomy, ACLS, PALS
    -cost $3200 for Trinitas graduates and $3700 for other graduates.
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  3. by   1fastRN
    Damn, they charge you? I did a residency elsewhere and everything was paid for. I also got full RN base pay and benefits. I wouldn't really want to pay for anything but that's just me. I don't know about you, but I already have even to pay for with my student loans! If you're interested in starting in the ED and it seems worth it to you, best of luck!
  4. by   ADeks
    Is this with a hospital?
    I did an "internship" with my hospital, but I was paid RN salary and they paid for my PALS, ACLS recert.
  5. by   Kelly2008
    Yes, it is with a hospital and no we will not get paid.
  6. by   Kelly2008
    They charge us, that how bad things are getting he in New Jersey....and thanks
  7. by   Maacanto

    I'm glad you started this thread. About a month ago, I started receiving e-mails from about Trinitas nurse residency program. I live in NYC and it's two hours away by public transportation. Things are pretty tough job wise for new grads in NYC but Trinitas requires too much up front for their program (malpractice insurance, drug test, physical and almost $700). Geez! AND you don't get paid. Thats nuts! Personally, its just too much for me to consider. This is the first residency program I heard of that YOU have to pay them.

    Did you decide to apply? What happened?
  8. by   nur18
    At this point this is something that I would consider. Do anyone else know of other residency program that is paid for.
  9. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    I wouldn't even consider it if there isn't some assurance of a paid position waiting upon successful completion.

    If there were, I'd jump at it... $250/week to a FT job ain't such a bad investment.

    Is Trinitas a hospital or an established program like Versant? If it's the latter, I'd be hesitant since they can't offer you a job.
  10. by   That Guy
    ^^Versant wasn't all that its cracked up to be either in my opinion. I would never pay to work somewhere unless it had a nice contract stating that after completion you will be employed.
  11. by   Maacanto
    As a new grad, being promised a job is AWESOME. But at least, they should pay those that intern at their hospital. It's experience to put down on your resume and you're getting paid.
  12. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    I just looked at the flyer

    It doesn't say jack about possible job opportunities...

    I'd ask (1) How many students are there, and (2) how many, if any, get hired afterward.

    I guess $4,000 for another quarter of schooling is OK and it *might* help set one apart but I really doubt it. And their certifications are worth maybe $600... and you want to make sure the ACLS/PALS is American Heart and not some internal program... otherwise, they're worthless.

    To me, seeing "glucometer" as a 'certification' is a red flag... you're talking about 10-minute inservice here... clean the finger, insert test strip, prick the finger, wipe the finger, squeeze the finger, apply the blood drop... wait... record the value... let the doc know if it's <80 or >250 (or so...) and draw a tube for lab verification if it's <45 or >450 (for our facility)... Return demo... you're 'certified'
  13. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    Quote from Trinitas
    The program will support the transition of a novice nurse to a competent, professional and confident nurse. This 12-week program...
    Don't expect to be very far along the novice-to-competent continuum after 12 weeks... and "216 clinical hours"
  14. by   zmansc
    I doubt it would put your resume on the top of the stack at our facility.... However, with the number of open recs we have, I'm not sure you would have to get to the top of the stack to get noticed these days. lol