I forgot to include this with my last post but as of today HCA has now took over a large hospital system in my city and so I will be working for them after graduation. From my understanding they are the largest for profit hospital system in this country. Is that correct? Anyway, for those who have experience with this how long is HCA orientation for a new grad working on a Medical-Surgical unit. When I was going through the interviews a couple a weeks ago the nurse managers said they did not know if the orientation would change with HCA. The way it has been for a new grad in Med-Surg is 9 weeks orientation. Is that the same for HCA, more or less? IF someone could please let me know that would greatly be appreciated.
The one thing the nurse managers was certain of was the fact that new grads are starting out $3.00 more per hour compared to last year because of the hospital system switch but the benefits are a little higher.