Henry Ford Hospital vs. Providence Hospital

  1. I will be graduating in May 2007, and would like to know the opinions of those who have been or are currently at one or both of these hospitals. I would like to know graduate salaries, how long are the orientations, good preceptor or not, computer charting availabilty, benefits, are you happy there or not, and why. Thank You
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    Specialty: Cardiac Tele (1 year), new MICU RN


  3. by   pedsnurze1
    Hi There,
    Which program will you be graduating from?
  4. by   nrsang97
    Try checking out the benefit packages on each hospital website. www.henryford.com and go to carrers. I think for Providence is part of St.John health system. I currently work at Henry Ford (Detroit campus) and I got a 10 week orientation (exp nurse new to ICU) and all new nurses got a 12 week orientation. I had 2 great preceptors (one for days and nights) and the ones I worked with when they weren't available were great. Everyone is helpful and willing to help with a skill I am not famillar with. If you are going for a ICU position Make sure you get a 8-12 week orientation and also a critical care class. Both are good hospitals. I also suggest getting a position as a nurse extern or nurse aide before you graduate.
  5. by   rn2bn07
    Thank you for 2 responses, I am graduating from the ADN at OCC in May 2007. I currently work at Providence as a nurse tech since May of 06' on med/surg floor (they pull me often to different floors, I hate that). And I also work at Henry Ford Hospital in the PACU, I love it, but the pay is much lower than Providence.