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New York Presbyterian New Grad Orientation

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Specializes in Home Health, Primary Care. Has 16 years experience.

Does anyone know how the New York Pres orientation is for a spanking new grad nurse? I'd really like to work there when I graduate in May and was curious if it would be worthwhile to work for this establishment. Thank you.

BeenThereDoneThat74, MSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics. Has 26 years experience.

certain units/specialties offer a 1 yr internship (full pay and benefits). i worked there about a year ago, and, at the time they offered in in the er and picu and (i think) the or. imo, that's the best way to go as a new grad. you do 6 months in two 'other' specialties (related to your unit) and then 6 months on your unit. it's all on days too. definitaly worth looking into.

I worked there from 1996-2000 before I went into Nurse Anesthesia and I felt it was a terrific place to work and live. I worked as a L&D nurse and the orientation was three months for me (but I also did my senior clinical rotations there so my orientation was shorter).

Mike

LadyT618, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Home Health, Primary Care. Has 16 years experience.

thanks for the info you 2!! I was wondering if anyone saw my message.....

Sounds good to me. Another thing is do they accept ADN nurses? I think they do, but I'm not sure. I'm going to a conference on Sat. in Tarrytown, NY and they're gonna be there. I guess I can ask all the questions I want then. Thanks again.

LadyT618,

I went to the event in Tarrytown, NY this past weekend and I did not feel the women for NYP was very helpful at all. I told her I was interested in the unit at the Cornell campus and she went in to a big thing about the PICU at Columbia. I handed her my resume and she handed it back and told me I need to apply online (which I already had). I was shocked. I didn't think the "career fair" was very good at all. I was also looking for Lenox hill and they weren't there. I am also an ADN graduating in May 05!

LadyT618, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Home Health, Primary Care. Has 16 years experience.

Hey Student52,

I went there too and I must say I have to agree with you. I went last year, and it was 100% better than Saturday's own. There must have been double or even triple the exhibitors that were there on Sat, last year. This year was terrible.....it's like they took a step backward. Anyway, regarding the woman at the NYP table, she looks like her boss ordered her to go against her will. She was very short, cut and dry with here answers. I'm sure NYP have a better orientation than 4 weeks, but that's all she kept feeding me. She kept pushing the Peds Internship. She really turned me off. Hopefully they'll have someone else representing them at Madison Square Garden at ADVANCE's career fair.

BTW, Lennox Hill was there. They didn't have a big, elaborate sign at their table, they just had piece of paper with the hospital's name on it that they printed off their computer. So if the table was crowded, you wouldn't have seen it. But they were there.

Anyway, will you be going to MSG? I heard many many more exhbitors will be there. Talk to you....

ladyT,

I probably won't go to MSG I have class 9-1P and am in VT, about a 6 hr drive, Ihope to have a job by then. WIshful thinking? too bad I missed Lenox Hill

LadyT618, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Home Health, Primary Care. Has 16 years experience.

Wishful thinking....but not far fetched. It could very well happen. Good luck though.

BeenThereDoneThat74, MSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics. Has 26 years experience.

it was my understanding that the nurse recruiters are seperate for cornell and columbia (but maybe not at the job fair). honestly, i think that they need to do a little more recruitment for columbia because of it's location. it's a really nice hospital, but the neighborhood is not so nice. i'm not sure why they're pushing the picu internship so much. all i know is, about a year ago, they expanded the picu, almost doubling the beds, so they needed to drastically increase their staff. but it's my understanding that their turnover is low, that many nurses stay there for a long time.

LadyT618, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Home Health, Primary Care. Has 16 years experience.

That's interesting to know bonemarrow......but all I know, is that there was one lady there this year (as opposed to I think 2 or 3 of them last year) and this lady was really promoting their new Pediatric ICU Internship to new grads. She seemed to didn't want to hear any questions regarding the Cornell branch, much less any other department. I know it's a great hospital and I'd hate to know that this lady would turn me off from applying there. I'll try again at the next job fair.

PamRNC

Specializes in med/surg. Has 12 years experience.

Does anyone know how the New York Pres orientation is for a spanking new grad nurse? I'd really like to work there when I graduate in May and was curious if it would be worthwhile to work for this establishment. Thank you.

The orientation is 6 - 8 weeks for most areas with a combination of classroom and clinical. During the clinical part os your orientation you will be matched up with at least one senior or staff nurse preceptor. Since we work 12hr shifts during orientation (generally Mon-Fri 8am-4pm) you may work with a couple of different nurse preceptors. The last two weeks of your orientation will be on your hired shift for 12hr days/nights. The nurse educators are available, there is a lot of information available on the intranet at the touch of your fingers. If there are issues that come up during your orientation, it can be extended to give you the extra support.

I believe specialty/critical care areas like ED/ICU/SICU have a longer orientation - but you'd have to check with HR/the manager about that.

I do know that the ED has advertised open interviews this month Mon/Wed/Fri you can call 212-746-1409 for more info and check either the nyp.org website, or look for ads in Advance and Nsg Spectrum.

Good Luck and Welcome to the wonderful world of nursing! :balloons:

caroladybelle, BSN, RN

Specializes in Oncology/Haemetology/HIV.

I did a travel assignment at NYP Cornell and it was absolutely wonderful.

I do not know what orientation is available for a new grad.

Remember that these two hospitals have only recently (last few years) teamed up, so they still are significantly different facilities with differences in how things are done. For example, my understanding is that Columbia may be unionized while Cornell is not.

BeenThereDoneThat74, MSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics. Has 26 years experience.

Remember that these two hospitals have only recently (last few years) teamed up, so they still are significantly different facilities with differences in how things are done. For example, my understanding is that Columbia may be unionized while Cornell is not.

Columbia is unionized (NYSNA). I'm not 100% sure, but I think Cornell has become unionized as well.

Hi I was just curious, How much does the New grad orientation at New York Presbyterian pay? I live in Syracuse New York now and I really want to move into the city. I am hoping that nurses make more there because of the cost of living. I dont think I could live on less than 3,000$ a month there. Anyone know new grad salary there, all I can find is the states average, and I know that is not what a new grad makes there.. Thanks, rachel

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