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South Florida New Grad Residency?

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Specializes in Operating Room. Has 3 years experience.

I have been curious about new grad residency programs in the O.R. in South Florida. I was really interested in University of Miami or Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami. I am currently in Northeast Florida but I am really trying to figure out the best route to get into an O.R. residency program, even if it is not in the place I am currently living now. I love the South and Florida is my home so I am trying to achieve the best of both worlds after graduation. I really want to have a game plan so to speak. Anyone have any input?

I haven't heard of UM hiring a lot of new grads lately and when I did clinicals there last year they said they usually prefer to hire new grads from UM school of nursing. On the other hand, Mount Sinai will hire new grads onto the OR and other floors (depending on need); however, they don't seem to have a lot of appreciation for their employees and experience high turn over rate (but as new grads we need to take what we get!)

SweetSouthernLove, ASN, BSN

Specializes in Operating Room. Has 3 years experience.

Mt. Sinai Medical would have been my first choice of the two, but I want to get a JOB immediately after I graduate so I am just trying to get a little list of NG residency programs together before the time comes and I am so strapped for time I cant even do anything but eat, nurse and sleep lol. I was also considering UMs program from R.N. to B.S.N., did you actually do a program like that there or similar? I will be graduating with an A.S.N. so looking for a school that I can finish my bachelors (online preferably) is also on my list of To Dos.

I also received my ASN in Miami. I haven't done BSN yet but I just relocated for my first position because I didnt wanna be in Miami anymore lol. To get a job in Miami you need to network, be on top of the recruiters, go to open houses (Mt Sinai has one every 1st Tuesday of the month - this information is on the website) and you actually get to meet the nurse recruiter, even if they say experienced only still go, sometimes they will tell you of new grad programs. HCA has a new grad program called staRN but down in Miami it is not highly advertised because the competition is fierce. It's probably going to be a little tougher because you're not from the area but persistance is key and it is possible! As far as online RN-BSN programs online, Miami Dade has a program and the plus is that it is pretty cheap, I think FIU does too. Nova's and UM's will probably be way more expensive. Good Luck!! :up:

SweetSouthernLove, ASN, BSN

Specializes in Operating Room. Has 3 years experience.

I also received my ASN in Miami. I haven't done BSN yet but I just relocated for my first position because I didnt wanna be in Miami anymore lol. To get a job in Miami you need to network, be on top of the recruiters, go to open houses (Mt Sinai has one every 1st Tuesday of the month - this information is on the website) and you actually get to meet the nurse recruiter, even if they say experienced only still go, sometimes they will tell you of new grad programs. HCA has a new grad program called staRN but down in Miami it is not highly advertised because the competition is fierce. It's probably going to be a little tougher because you're not from the area but persistance is key and it is possible! As far as online RN-BSN programs online, Miami Dade has a program and the plus is that it is pretty cheap, I think FIU does too. Nova's and UM's will probably be way more expensive. Good Luck!! :up:

This was such helpful information! Thanks so much!

No problem :)!

I called MT Sinai but they said they weren't having the job fairs anymore. Is this the case or was I misinformed?

Unfortunately, mount Sinai and JMH are not having open job fairs for the rest of this year:/

I wanted to know if anyone has been chosen or put in a application for the Memorial Healthcare System scholarship in recent years. I'm going into my third semester of a BSN program and was wondering if it is still available? I know many Broward College students are chosen for the ASN scholarship but I wanted to receive some info from a BSN recipient.