Our cohort is full for this year. There are 3 groups in total, 115 of us new grads. The starts were 8/14, 8/31 and I believe 9/14. The next opening won't be until January, but I'd keep my eyes open for that posting.
There was about 1/4 of the group assigned to different units throughout Wolfson's, so if you really want pedi, definitely check that box off when you apply to the program.
From what we know, it's very competitive. Over 400 people applied, and they accepted 115, but this may be the largest cohort they allow and I do believe they had mentioned that the following cohorts will most likely be smaller in size moving forward.
Two weeks of orientation in the beginning as all nurses have, then you work 2 12-hour shifts on your unit with your clinical coach and on Wednesdays and Thursdays, we have training and guest speakers for an 8-hour (ish) day. They have lots of plans for us including simulation days and multiple projects and what not. Sounds pretty exciting. There is a huge group with the ED and several other people scattered throughout neruo, CCU, ICU, Med-Surg and Tele. On the Wolfson's side there is NICU, PICU, PACU and general Pedi floors.
The program is a year long and because we're the first group, we don't have much information regarding how it's going to break down in regards to how long we're with our preceptors, and when we are out on our own, etc. From what I've heard, we're with our preceptors for about 4-6 months, then pretty much on our own with 1 4-hour training day each week and 3 12-hour shifts.
I'm on days, but there are several who are on nights. I think it just depends on what your preceptor's hours are. There are people all over the system from South, downtown, Beaches, Nassau and Wolfson's, so keep that in mind that if you are accepted to the program, you may not be at the hospital closest to where you live. Also, I know that the ED people rotate into different hospitals now and again.
Let me know if you have any more questions!