Units involved in the Nurse Residency Program
Rotational clinical experiences in the pediatric units are designed to give the new graduate exposure to the patient demographic, unit environment and healthcare professional team in each area.
Each resident will experience all clinical settings before selecting the best fit for the graduate nurse. The nurse resident will rotate through each designated area over a six-week period. Specialty preferences are decided after a nurse resident completes Phase 1 of the program.
These pediatric specialty clinical rotations include:
4 Med Surg (24-bed unit caring for primarily infants and toddlers)
5 Med Surg (24-bed unit caring for intermediate level and primarily cardiac patients)
6 Med Surg (24-bed unit caring for primarily diabetics and hematology/oncology patients)
Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) (40-bed unit caring for preterm and sick newborns)
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) (17-bed unit caring for intense, acutely ill patients of all ages)
Emergency Department (ED) (15 total beds for patients with emergent needs: two trauma; nine standard ER; and four fast track)