Quote from snowbiggie
I am graduating in May 2006 with my BSN and am looking around the country at large hospitals for critical care training programs that you know of, or have experience with. I am looking for find out what are some of the more formal programs at the larger hospitals (trauma centers, acedemic university sites, top hospitals) that you may know of. So far I have researched Parkland in Dallas, 6-8 month program at Massuchucettes General Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. I am really looking for other programs that offer a great orientation program for new grads in the ICU. Any suggestions or comments about what program you are in would be extremely helpful as I am just looking for the best ICU training that might be available after graduation. Thanks!
Ohio State University in COlumbus OHio has an AWESOME 16 week paid internship where they orient you to wherever you want ICU included and they let you tell them what you need to work on...they will also give you classes in any skill that you feel that you didnt get to do in school,...ie IV's, foley caths...
OSU has some of the best benefits ive ever seen too..if you want to go back to school its free! no reimbursement just free! from day one too...also i fyou work there 3 years your spouse and kids can go 1/2 off. OSU has some of the best DOC's and nurses in the midwest...
here is some info..from the website..
The Nursing Internship Program (NIP) at OSU Medical Center offers a unique opportunity for both newly licensed and experienced RNs who wish to pursue new challenges in the nursing profession. NIP combines hands-on clinical experience with in-depth classroom learning by providing:
A 16-week paid orientation
Formal classroom instruction specific to chosen specialty track
Separate clinical unit rotations
Individualized preceptorship designed to meet your specific needs
Weekly meetings with a nurse manager to assess your progress and direction
Individual specialty track opportunities:
Critical Care (ICU)
Women & Infant
Medical-Surgical Specialties of: neurology, infectious disease, gastroenterology, urology, peripheral-vascular, surgical, pulmonary, corrections health care, trauma, orthopedics and bariatrics. (All specialties involve telemetry)
Community Setting at OSU East
Oncology at The James
NIP offers an excellent option for advancement if you:
Are thinking about undertaking a career path in a particular area of nursing
Want the chance to experience a specific clinical area before you commit to that practice
Wish to enhance your technical skills in a number of areas
Are interested in changing a specialty area of practice