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Memorial Healthcare Graduate Nurse Internship Program?

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Does anyone have any experience with MHS Graduate nurse internship program? How does it work? It's the program they put new grads with scholarships in. Also, how does the orientation and such go? Sorry I'm a bit curious.

Thanks for your help in advanced,

NI4CP

goodstudentnowRN

Specializes in Telemetry. Has 10 years experience.

I do not know how the program goes but a applied as a non-scholarship graduate nurse and they told me that after they have placed their graduate nurses with scholarships in positions what is left will be given to the non-scholarship graduate nurse.

Ace587RN, RN

Specializes in ED.

I do not know how the program goes but a applied as a non-scholarship graduate nurse and they told me that after they have placed their graduate nurses with scholarships in positions what is left will be given to the non-scholarship graduate nurse.

Same here. I applied as a non-scholarship graduate nurse, and they recruiter told me that they dont have anything for non scholarship new grads

Brownie3085

Specializes in Med/Tele.

Well, I'm actually one of their scholaship recipients. The way the pogram works is that they offer a $6,000 scholarship per year for up to two years in exchange for a contract to wok for them for each year they have funded your acdemics. The requirements was a certain GPA (i believe 2.5), completion of at least one clinical rotaion and submission of the application (of course). You have to maintain a B average while in the program to remain in good standing. The hospital will then place you after you have received your license. They have 120 days to place you from that time, otherwise they forfeit the contract and you owe them nothing. If they offer you a position within that time frame and you dont accept it or you fail to pass your boards in the allocated time (i believe 90 days after graduation) then you forfeit the contract and you have to repay the scholarship back to the hospital. The preceptorship is a 12 week program of the new nurse basically shadowng a preceptor nurse. They may send you to certain classes (such as ACLS) depending on the rquirement for the unit. After the 12 week, if in fact a positon exists, then you officially begin on your own. Unfortunately, Memorial is completely out of positions (for inexperienced nurses), and scholarship recipients such as myself are still out of work, waiting 120 days for the contract to be forfeited by them (i have already secured a position elsewhere). My friend, luckily got hired for the ONE scholarsip position that was available, but the pay and sign-on bonus is NOT what they advertised when we were interviewed (they're paying really low, ill be making almost $3 more/hr than my friend). Worst of all is that they dont really have a position for her, theyre just training her with the hopes that they have a spot for her on her home unit at the end of the training. She overheard someone in HR explaining to another nurse that they do not have any positions for the scholarship nurse and that after the 12 week program, they may have to ask those scholarship nurses to come back after a year for placement!!!! Although Memorial is a GREAT healthcare system to work for, they over-dispersed schoarships in the prior year (over 90 recipients during 2009) and got caught up with placing all these scholarship recipients, therefore graduates from 2010 (like myself) are stuck when it comes to placement.

But like everything, there are politics involved, because although they are supposed to place us scholarship recipients first, one of my batchmates was hired by one of their facilities in the ER dept. Thing is, she is NOT a scholarship recipient. Her mother just happened to "know" someone. But hey...that's life, i can either complain all day or just go with the current.