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New Grad RN Residency?

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Leigh1918 Leigh1918 (New) New

Heys! I'm currently a pre-nursing student, but I was just looking at places to work (if I made it as a nurse) and I saw that some hospitals offer a New Grad RN Residency program for new graduates who need experience.

I'm pretty curious about seeing that this type of program existed, and I was wondering if anyone went through that and could share what it's like being in the program, or if it's paid, and if you are offered a job after the program has ended? Is it necessary or recommended?

I know there's different types of programs but any experience or info about any of them would be great nonetheless!

Thanks!

Here.I.Stand, BSN, RN

Specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro. Has 16 years experience.

Every hospital will have its own nuances, but I'm pretty sure they have to pay...I mean they're getting actual nursing labor out of the deal. It seems like someone mentioned ridiculously, insultingly low wages with a particular program, though.

The program I did back in 2003 wasn't called a "residency" but the "new grad program." We were hired onto a unit through the traditional job search process of application/resume/interview. We were oriented to our unit like any other new hire. In addition to the floor work, we had parhophysiology/assessment review classes, procedure checkoffs, and round table times for discussing any issues with being new RNs and brainstorming solutions.

Every minute was paid our new-nurse wages.

Thank you so much for your input Here.I.Stand, I really appreciate it :)

Here.I.Stand, BSN, RN

Specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro. Has 16 years experience.

You're welcome. :)