What Graduates of the Program Say . . . “I’m much more comfortable working on my own now than my former classmates who are at other hospitals with shorter orientation times.” “Debriefings were extremely crucial and enabled me to cope with things that overwhelmed me.” “Getting to know a seasoned staff member provides a great connection to the hospital.” “I am doing everything I did not think I would be capable of doing in the beginning.” For an extraordinary future in pediatric nursing, the very best choice is the Versant ™ RN Residency in Pediatrics at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. To find out more about this innovative program, please complete and mail in the attached information card or contact our Nurse Recruiter at (323) 361-2193. You may also visit us at: www.childrenshospitalla.org/rnresidency We look forward to hearing from you! The Versant ™ RN Residency in Pediatrics Founding Hospital EEO/AA Leading the Way Our unique 22-week Residency includes: Few professional assignments are more rewarding than pediatric nursing in an acute care environment – but the challenges facing new nursing school graduates are formidable. To care for acutely ill and injured children in today’s increasingly complex technological environment, new graduate nurses need extended clinical experiences with appropriate support systems for successful transition from nursing student to professional nurse. • 75-percent time spent in one-on-one preceptor guided clinical experiences • 25-percent time spent in classroom and skills practice and demonstration • Dedicated, experienced nurses as mentors and coaches or resource • Supportive debriefing/self care groups • Extensive, individualized rotation/orientation to all appropriate hospital areas At Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, we understand the needs of new graduate nurses as they integrate into the profession. To meet those needs, our Versant ™ RN Residency in Pediatrics provides the specific tools and experiences needed by new graduates to become successful pediatric nurses. On February 20, 2008, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) granted Magnet Recognition to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles for nursing excellence. Name Permanent street address Critical Care: Emergency Department Cardiothoracic ICU Neonatal ICU Pediatric ICU Hematology/Oncology Units: Hematology/Oncology Bone Marrow Transplant City State Zip Phone School address (if different) City State Zip Operating Room: Recovery Room and Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Operating Room Medical Units: General Pediatrics/Medical Infectious Diseases The Versant ™ RN Residency in Pediatrics, which was founded at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles in 1999, is a 22-week program that provides new nursing school graduates with a comprehensive clinical and learning experience to prepare them for work in an acute care environment. It has become the national model for graduate pediatric nursing programs in the United States. Childrens Hospital Los Angeles is acknowledged throughout the United States and around the world for its leadership in pediatric and adolescent health. It is one of America’s premier teaching hospitals, affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. It is a national leader in pediatric research. Choose from the following pediatric specialty areas: Surgical Units: Surgical/Orthopedic Cardiac/Renal/GI Surgical/Rehabilitation/ Cystic Fibrosis Phone E-mail address Name of nursing school Degree earned/Degree to be awarded Date of graduation/Anticipated date of graduation Area of interest Additional benefits of this paid RN Residency include : • Rapid promotional opportunities • Generous shift differentials • 401K • Flexible employee benefits package • Award-winning on-site childcare Our Organizational Values: Respect, Service, Excellence, Knowledge and Teamwork make Childrens Hospital Los Angeles the ideal place to begin your nursing career. I am a new graduate or will be graduating in six months or less. Please e-mail me information regarding the upcoming open house for the next Versant ™ RN Residency in Pediatrics at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.
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