Graduate Nurse Experience
Individualized education, clinical support, fellowship and guidance to
help recently graduated nurses grow in their safe care practice
Parrish Medical Center’s Graduate Nurse Experience is unlike any
other. In keeping with the medical center’s healing environment
philosophy, the Graduate Nurse Experience provides the recently graduated
nurse with a solid foundation on which to build his or her lifelong, safe
care nursing skills.
The experience begins with classroom learning specifically structured to
enhance each graduate nurses’ knowledge in preparation for clinical
practice. The experience is designed to help forge professional relationships
with fellow care partners. The graduate nurse is paired with a specialty-trained
preceptor for approximately 10-12 weeks. This preceptorship strengthens
the graduate nurse’s practice by helping to build confidence, enhance
assessment skills, critical thinking and decision-making.
Throughout the first year, the graduate nurse attends focus groups offering
educational opportunities, mentorship and fellowship with current and
past graduate nurses.
The Parrish Graduate Nurse Experience gives graduate nurses the time and
opportunity to immerse themselves in Parrish Medical Center’s culture,
empowering them to fulfill our mission of providing Healing Experiences
For Everyone All The Time®.
The Parrish Graduate Nurse Experience:
- Individually tailored
- Collaborative with members of the interdisciplinary team
- Provides essential tools for the provision of high-quality, safe patient care
- Supports the graduate nurse during her/his transition out of school and
into the hospital setting
Parrish accepts applications for graduate nurse positions at parrishhealthcare.com/careers
three times a year in coordination with nursing program graduations in
the summer, fall and winter.
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For details, please contact PMC Human Resources at 321-268-6111, ext. 7750 or
Graduate Nurse Experience Frequently Asked Questions
How soon can I apply?
The Graduate Nurse Experience is intended for high-performing graduates
of an accredited nursing program. Candidates may apply and go through
the interview process four months prior to their graduation date from
an approved nursing program.
Should I apply for any open RN position at Parrish?
No, you need only to apply for a graduate nurse position.
What is the application process?
Once your application is submitted, you’ll be contacted to complete
the interview phase. Successful candidates will progress through two rounds
of interviews and will then be assigned a job shadow if he/she has not
already completed a Parrish clinical rotation.
Can I start working as a nurse before I receive my Authorization to Test
or my Florida Registered Nurse license?
New hires must have their Authorization to Test documentation to start
working as a graduate nurse.
Are graduate nurses paid during the Graduate Nurse Experience?
Yes, graduate nurses are paid during the Graduate Nurse Experience.
What departments are you hiring for?
Graduate nurses are hired for all areas of the hospital, including medical/surgical
floors, critical care/ICU, and emergency and perioperative departments.
How long is the Graduate Nurse Experience?
Graduate nurses are paired with specialty-trained preceptors for approximately
10-12 weeks, depending on individual needs, but the Graduate Nurse Experience
extends the full first year of a newly graduated nurse hire.
"The Graduate Nurse Experience at Parrish Medical Center provided
me a great opportunity to gain experience and confidence in the Emergency
Department. Utilizing my preceptors, educators and computer-based training
allowed me to develop an excellent foundation that I build on every day.
To this day, I always have resources available to me to learn and advance
my skills.” – Nick Gumieny, RN, Emergency Department
“The Graduate Nurse Experience strengthened my skills of assessment
and gave me confidence when taking care of my patients. It taught me how
to become a great nurse and for that I will be forever grateful..” -- Melissa, RN, Med/Tele
“The best way to describe my Graduate Nurse Experience: It was a
blessing. I say this because I felt invested in. I felt as though the
team of nurses I was with wanted me to succeed and would do anything to
make that happen. I was taught more in three months about patient care,
critical thinking, and time management than I ever learned in nursing
school. Not saying this because I didn't learn a million things in
school, but my colleagues taught me how to apply all my skills in a real
life situation.” -- Mariah Lewis, RN, Ortho/Surg/Peds
“My Graduate Nurse Experience provided me with the knowledge and
skills to transition from a nursing student to proficient Emergency Department
nurse. Now, as a preceptor, I draw from my personal experience in the
graduate nurse program and enjoy being able to be a resource for new Graduate
Nurses” -- Bliss Drinkwater, RN, Emergency Department