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18 weeks of "residency" to give 18months experience?

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3 Am I right in thinking this is complete BS? The hospital closest to me is claiming that their new nurse residency program will give a brand new grad the same competency as a nurse who's been a nurse for 18 months in 18 weeks. Am I the only one thinking it's BS? It's 25% classroom instruction and 75% "clinical preceptorship".

I have no problem with the program itself, but I think what they're claiming is crap.

Opinions? I'm not a nurse myself or even in nursing school (hopefully in 2011), but it seems way too good to be true.
Not buying it personally.

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It would highly depend on the individual--no way would this apply to everyone.I would just conclude it as a remote possibility, not an improbability...highly, unlikely.

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So I assume they would also increase pay to equal what a 18 mth nurse makes??

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Sounds fishy to me.

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Quote from nohikaAm I right in thinking this is complete BS? The hospital closest to me is claiming that their new nurse residency program will give a brand new grad the same competency as a nurse who's been a nurse for 18 months in 18 weeks. Am I the only one thinking it's BS? It's 25% classroom instruction and 75% "clinical preceptorship".I have no problem with the program itself, but I think what they're claiming is crap.Opinions? I'm not a nurse myself or even in nursing school (hopefully in 2011), but it seems way too good to be true.

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Quote from nohikaAm I right in thinking this is complete BS? The hospital closest to me is claiming that their new nurse residency program will give a brand new grad the same competency as a nurse who's been a nurse for 18 months in 18 weeks. Am I the only one thinking it's BS? It's 25% classroom instruction and 75% "clinical preceptorship".I have no problem with the program itself, but I think what they're claiming is crap.Opinions? I'm not a nurse myself or even in nursing school (hopefully in 2011), but it seems way too good to be true.

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I dunno... I've done this two decades and I still learn something new every day.

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I'm kind of ****** - they used to have a beautiful 6-month residency where it was mostly precepted time, everything. It was set up wonderfully. Kind of aggravating for them to make such claims - it was where I hoped to work after nursing school. I've volunteered there a couple months and to be honest haven't seen any new grads where I "work" at all - then again, I work L&D and PP along with a brush of NICU.Glad to know I'm not the only one that thinks it's BS. It's just frustrating...plus it's not even named after the hospital. Weird - it's like an outside company is using it.Sorry for rambling.

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of course not, there's no substitute for time.

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BS. I've worked in NICU's with 3-4 month orientation programs for many, many years -- programs that are not significantly different that what is now being packaged as a "residency" program. Those new nurses were still "new" at the end of 18 weeks.There is no substitute for actual experience.

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smells fishy. 18 weeks is 18 weeks not 18 months. although not totally impossible, afterall what can you learn in 18 months that you can't possibly learn in 18 weeks? go ask the hospital recruitment staff if they believe in the claim themselves and if they would consider the 18weeks experience as 18 months experience when you apply for a position after the program. if they don't then forget about it.education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. oscar wilde

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If it looks too good to be true...
Author: jone  3-06-2015, 16:30   Views: 1243   
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