Hi, I'm a new nurse who just graduated in May & I have several questions pertaining to nursing units and nurse residency programs. My first question, has anyone employed at Piedmont or any other medical center for that matter ever heard of automatically being employed into a nurse residency program if you have less than 6 months of experience? That's what I was told by HR & I've often had hard times with hospital HR because they never give me the papers I need or the wrong info. & I'm just wondering if this is common practice. Finally, can anyone tell me what orientation is like for a new nurse? Do they just throw you out there per say? PLEASE HELP!