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Sanford Health, FARGO, New Grad

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by abalone abalone (Member)

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Hello,

I'm a new BSN grad from Washington State. I received a call from Sanford Health, Fargo, ND and now have a phone interview set up for their ICU (there are 2 units it sounds like; CVICU & Medical-Trauma ICU level 2). Can anyone tell me about their experience as a new grad or nurse at Sanford? Either in med-surg/acute care or in ICU? How was your orientation/residency? Welcome to the floor?

Thank you for your help!!

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abalone works as a RN.

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Just FYI for others interested in Sanford: I applied to Sanford Health in Fargo for their CVICU/MICU as a NEW GRAD. I'm from the PNW, had an RN license but not a North Dakota RN license. I got a callback literally the next day. Applied on a Wednesday, got an HR call on Thursday, interviewed with the unit's nurse manager the following Wednesday. I was offered the position at the end of the interview and received an official offer on Thursday/Friday. I chose to decline the position but only because I got another offer from a large, world renowned institution in their Heart Transplant ICU. Sanford Health seemed like a great place to start as a nurse; very supportive for nursing training and it's a big hospital with over 500+ beds. Rent is reasonable in Fargo and Sanford Health is GROWING! They are building a new hospital set to open in a year or two.

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ValerieRose2 works as a Student RN.

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Wish you the best of luck at your new position.

I am going to be a new grad in September 2015 and I am going to start looking into jobs at Sanford or Essentia. My goal is to be in some sort of critical care unit. I have not decided which one yet.

Were you an LPN prior to this or are you seriously a new grad like you mention? I'm just wondering what to expect for when I start applying at Sanford or Essentia. I really like that they got back to you so fast. That is really awesome.

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abalone works as a RN.

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I'm not sure what purpose lying would serve here. As I said, I was a new grad (RN, BSN). My experience included 1 1/2 years as a nurse tech in an ICU at a large academically affiliated trauma 1 medical center & 250+ hours of senior practicum in an ICU.

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