Got A Job!!

  1. I am graduating in May :hatparty: I applied to the Pediatric Nurse Residency Program at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. It is a 22 week program for new grads. It is virtually the only way for a new grad to get a job at Vandy Children's. 100+ people applied, and they hired 50. I was offered a position yesterday :hatparty: :hatparty: I am so..... excited! I start on July 11.
    Just thought I would share my good news!!
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    About nursepotter05

    Joined: Dec '04; Posts: 208; Likes: 11
    er nurse @ 2 critical access hospitals
    Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in er, pediatric er

    7 Comments

  3. by   leo_bsn
    that's wonderful!
    how do the residency programs work? do you get paid for those 22 weeks?
  4. by   RN4NICU
    Congo rats!


    :hatparty:
  5. by   nursepotter05
    Quote from leo_bsn
    that's wonderful!
    how do the residency programs work? do you get paid for those 22 weeks?
    Yes, I will be paid the same salary as any other nurse starting there. The way this program is set up is that for 10 weeks I will float through the NICU, PICU, Peds ED, and the acute care floors. At the end of ten weeks, there will be a "draft day", where I will choose the unit I want to work in. In the critical care areas, the program lasts 26 weeks. The remainder of the program will be spent orienting with a preceptor.There is class time involved, as well, where you practice skills and attend lectures about pediatrics.
    It is a great program.
  6. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from TNnurse05
    Yes, I will be paid the same salary as any other nurse starting there. The way this program is set up is that for 10 weeks I will float through the NICU, PICU, Peds ED, and the acute care floors. At the end of ten weeks, there will be a "draft day", where I will choose the unit I want to work in. In the critical care areas, the program lasts 26 weeks. The remainder of the program will be spent orienting with a preceptor.There is class time involved, as well, where you practice skills and attend lectures about pediatrics.
    It is a great program.
    Wow! What a great program. You get to see a little of everything before you decide on your unit.

    Congrats to you! :hatparty:
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    WOOOOOHOOOO! congratulations to you!
  8. by   zacarias
    22 weeks wow! That is sounds like an incredibly residency. You will so prepared and ready when you come out of there. It's great that you get to float to the different areas to find out which one suits you most!
  9. by   Tweety
    Awesome! Congratulations! Good luck to you!

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