Feb 2017 Washington Hospital Center RN Residency

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by lsibony lsibony (New) New

Hi everybody! Just figured I would start a thread for those starting at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in February for the Nurse Residency Program. My name is Laura, and I've been hired into the SICU. Graduating from University of Vermont in December!

BSN_IUP

BSN_IUP, BSN

Has 5 years experience. 8 Posts

Hello Isibony,

I just recently accepted a position at MWHC on 2NW CVICU. I am graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in December! Oh and my name is Derek!

lsibony

lsibony

4 Posts

Hi Derek! Nice to meet you. I'm pretty excited to start, and most certainly ready to graduate. Apartment shopping is definitely a good distraction from my NCLEX studying haha.

BSN_IUP

BSN_IUP, BSN

Has 5 years experience. 8 Posts

I am having a weird range of emotions about starting but I am also very excited! I know, I could look at apartments for hours, and I have been haha

angi24

angi24

29 Posts

@bsn_iup, i've also been hired on 2NW!

BSN_IUP

BSN_IUP, BSN

Has 5 years experience. 8 Posts

Congratulations! Have either of you made an appointment with HR to start your pre-employment processing?

lsibony

lsibony

4 Posts

I made mine for Feb 15th. Figured I would wait as long as possible so I wouldn't have to make multiple trips down to DC for apartment looking, preemployment etc. I'm from NY so it's a pretty decent drive as is. What about you guys?

BSN_IUP

BSN_IUP, BSN

Has 5 years experience. 8 Posts

Yeah that makes sense! I sent a few dates to the recruiter a couple of weeks ago and I haven't heart from her since so I am a little concerned about that. I am from PA so it's about 4 hours, not too bad.

angi24

angi24

29 Posts

I haven't yet made an appointment but I'm hoping to get it done and out of the way in mid January. Do you (or anyone else reading this) know if WHC offers a relocation package? Or any wage additions for type of degree or previous clinical experience (i.e. patient tech)? I know that Medstar Georgetown offers a relo bonus so I'm hoping WHC is the same but I haven't been able to find anything for RNs

Chris20

Chris20, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiothoracic ICU. Has 6 years experience. 15 Posts

Hey Derek, I'm chris and I also accepted a position on CVICU. How are you doing with your DC license application? I am getting a little worried and I hope it gets processed before the start date. Also do you have the orientation schedule? I am unsure if I actually have it or the recruiter hasnt emailed it to me yet. Thanks

BSN_IUP

BSN_IUP, BSN

Has 5 years experience. 8 Posts

I don't know anything about a relocation package or any package similar to that. I could be going a lot better with my license application! I recently spoke to my recruiter and she told me I will be hearing from her in the next couple of weeks. so I am assuming we will be getting an orientation schedule soonish?

Chris20

Chris20, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiothoracic ICU. Has 6 years experience. 15 Posts

I hope so! Would you want to get each other's contact info so we can keep each other in the loop?