Is there such a thing? I live in the Atlanta, GA area and would love to find one for when I graduate with my BSN in December. I am in the middle of a Perioperative Nursing class, and will have had 45 clinical hrs by the time I finish. Any help is appreciated!!;
There are. Be sure to apply to all, be flexible in location (if your personal life allows), practice interviews questions, and be aware that some require a mininum commitment and contract
Not sure about the Atlanta area, but in the NYC/tristate there are about 5 for new grads that I know of after doing extensive research (and there are a lot more hospitals). That being said there are more available that require at least 1 year of experience.
I've found that when looking for nurse residency programs, look up the nursing education pages on any hospital you can think of because many times they don't show up on 3rd party websites (or have specific names so don't come up in google searches). Also a lot of them are only open for a very short amount of time, so definitely start looking/applying now because some have application deadlines as early as 6 months before.
Not all facilities call them perioperative residencies. We don't, because we don't want ours confused with the additional facility wide nursing residency. If you see an open OR position, reach out to the HR contact and ask about info regarding orientation. My HR department has a flyer with the information about our orientation so that those who want to know can find out that information before applying.
At VCU Health we take new grads into our program through an internship and utilize Periop 101 through AORN. Our new grads attend the hospital new grad residency as well.
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