RIH/Hasbro Critical Care Internships:

  1. I was just wondering if anyone has any information about the Critical Care Internships offered for new grads at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's?

    First priority is given to students who work there, do any external applicants ever get accepted?

    Do they really wait until May to make decisions?

    Anyone take part?

    Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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  3. by   cjcsoon2bnp
    Hey, I'm Chris. I'm a RIC nursing student and a CNA at RIH. I'm not in the critical care internship at RIH but I know some people who have been or are currently. I will say that its pretty competetive overall and VERY difficult to get a spot if you don't work for Lifespan. If your a nursing student I would suggest that you become a CNA or SNA for Lifespan and then apply for the spot (it will help you get your foot in the door.) But I have found that many nursing students don't like doing CNA/SNA work, so they won't often apply for those positions. Its up to you what you decide but those are my suggestions. Good luck!

  4. by   lei7
    Well, I graduate in May, so it's too late there.
  5. by   lei7
    Another question.. do they only hire one person for each specialty? (I'm assuming so, but just curious.)
  6. by   cjcsoon2bnp
    Quote from lei7
    Another question.. do they only hire one person for each specialty? (I'm assuming so, but just curious.)
    I'm confused by what you mean when you say that. You mean one critical care intern for each department? They have multiple graduate nurses in each department, some will have more then others. Good luck with your application but try not to get down if you don't get accepted, its really hard to get into.

  7. by   lei7
    Yes, that's what I meant. Like, one new grad for Coronary Care Unit, one for Trauma Intensive Care, etc.

    Thanks for the info.
  8. by   lei7
    just wondering is anyone had heard back, regarding the program yet?
  9. by   cjcsoon2bnp
    I haven't heard any mention of it yet but I can ask around to find out what's going on with it.

  10. by   lei7
    that would be great, thank you.
  11. by   nkara
    Well I work as a CNA at Hasbro and the new nurses are hired as per diem. They can get cancelled and floated to any part of the hospital. I believe they are only guaranteed 8 hours a week. Don't quote me on that though. We did just go through a re-organization throughout the whole hospital so I don't know if they will be taking on more new grads or not. It's worth looking into in any case.
  12. by   cjcsoon2bnp
    I thought I'd give a little update to this post.

    I did a little investigating and found out that this year there were 8 positions open and they interviewed somewhere between 120 - 140 applicants. Out of the 8 new nurses, all 8 had a Bachelor's degree and at least 4 of them were Lifespan employees who had worked as a CNA or SNA (but I think it was more then that.) This is speaking to the new trend that many large hospitals in other major cities are not hiring nurses with less than a bachelors degree (look at positions in Boston and New York as evidence of this.) I have nothing against Associate's degree nurses by the way (I was going to be one myself) but it just means that as much of a nursing shortage as we have, its still not easy to find a job out there so you need to do everything you can to make yourself marketable and competitive.

  13. by   nkara
    Hi Chris.

    That kinda sucks that you have to have a BSN. I'm going for my ASN and this alone will be taking me about 5 years... I don't want to spend more time to start working. I would like to eventually get the BSN but I want to start with this first.
  14. by   amagre
    I was just wondering if i would have a chance at the internship? I am from Minnesota, and I am currently going to SDSU in brookings, SD. I will be graduating next may with my BSN. I would like to apply because my finace recently got an internship at a golf course located near Providence. Any information would be helpful! Thanks!