NYP Columbia vs. Cornell

  1. First off, I'm graduating in May with a BS in nursing. And I'm planning to apply to both Columbia and Cornell. Although I have a lot of good things about Cornell from this website, I haven't seen many posts about Columbia. I actually called both of the hospitals today and found out that Cornell only consider GN for their step-down unit, while Columbia are willing to accept GN to their ICU. I'm leaning towards Columbia right now b/c I really want to work in ICU. Are there any Columbia nurses that can tell me about the quality of the ICU fellowship?? Thanks in advance
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  3. by   pcicurn7
    I dont know about Cornell...

    But I know that Columbia has internship programs for new grads. I think they have ED, PICU, and OR...but i'm 100% sure. I've heard nothing but good things about their programs. They are 1 year long, take you through different, but related areas, and there are no direct patient assignments while you are precepting.

    I have applied to their PCICU program...its 3 months in the ER, 3 months in the regular peds floor, then the last 6 months in the area of specialty. I talked to a few nurses who did them, and they all raved about it.

    The only accept twice a year, February and August. I would call and find out if they have a similar program for the adult ICU. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions...

    Good luck!
  4. by   thereseyk
    hey did you end up working there? How was the process??