List of New Graduate Nursing Residency — RNDeer

If you’re interested in a list of new graduate nursing residencies throughout the USA, you have to check out RNDeer.com.

As you may know, nursing students are having a difficult time finding a new grad position, even though this “nursing shortage” is upon us. RNDeer has complied a list with over 600 hospitals and skilled nursing facilities that have nursing residencies and accept new nursing graduates. It includes the most up-to-date program links, HR phone numbers, and blurbs about the hospitals and other programs.

For me personally, the most frustrating part about finding a position is organizing the list of places you’re interested in, and then meeting those deadlines! Since hospitals are not like schools, they have varying deadlines from month to month, year to year. Then, you have to fill out a similar form asking similar questions for each and every location.

Just as doctors get “Matched” on Match Day every March by applying to several hospitals at the same time, RNDeer also hopes to do same for nurses. They will unveil a common application. So far, they’ve received positive feedback from nursing students and hospitals alike.

In the meantime, check out their list of new graduate nurse residency programs. They are open to feedback and suggestions to better serve you. Check out why over 6000 people have already liked them on Facebook. Be sure to also follow them on Twitter.

And good luck with your job search!

COW is now WOW to not offend people

Last night, I ate with one of my classmates and she was excited that the hospital she’s working in finally has COWs. Or Computers On Wheels.

In Michigan when I was touring several hospitals, I saw that there were WOWs. I finally had to ask the nurse educator, “What is a WOW?”

“Oh, that’s a Workstation On Wheels.”

“Oh, that’s kind of like COW. That’s what I learned in school.”

“Yes, it used to be called a COW but we changed the name to WOW to not offend people.”

“How would you offend someone by calling a computer a COW?” I paused for a moment to think about it. “Oh, unless someone is self-conscious about his weight and you say, ‘Hey, can you bring that COW in here?’ And he thinks that you’re talking about him instead of the computer. I get it now.”

Interesting choice of words~ I guess we have to be careful with our choice of words.