Best Hospital for New RN Graduates? - page 3

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i'm currently in the lpn-rn program and i have these reoccurring nightmares of graduating, being hired, excited about my first day as an rn and then realizing that i have no support system, no one is going to help me and may even... Read More


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    Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott Valley, Az is in the process of extending their L&D. The new addition is schedulaed to open soon. I'm not sure about the opening date but if your willing to move 4 hrs North of Tucson, it's a great place to live. The weather here is perfect. You get a little bit of all 4 season....never too much....You should plan a visit during a break in your life, and it you don't have a little break....make one, you won't be disapointed.

    Good Luck, Let me know what you think.

    dchris RN NS
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    I would suggest doing your preceptorship in an ICU at UAB or St. Vincent's. That way you at least have a foot in the door. I have heard good things about Brookwood also, but they were not an option for my class to do our preceptorship at. I don't know anybody who has even had a chance to interview at Brookwood unless they were a tech there previously or knew someone to get them on. Trinity is another possibility, but they RARELY have any RN job openings. Since graduating in May I have applied to literally every position at every hospital within about a 75 mile radius. I have had 3 interviews at UAB (where I did my preceptorship at) and 1 at St. Vincent's, and I had to cancel an interview at Trinity and Gadsden Regional after I accepted the position at St. Vincent's. Maybe by the time you graduate the recession will be over and the hospitals will be hiring again, who knows. But until then network, network, network! Sometimes it is just a matter of who you know that sets you apart from the 600 other applicants applying for a job. Good luck!
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    Quote from bamadebRN
    I would suggest doing your preceptorship in an ICU at UAB or St. Vincent's. That way you at least have a foot in the door. I have heard good things about Brookwood also, but they were not an option for my class to do our preceptorship at. I don't know anybody who has even had a chance to interview at Brookwood unless they were a tech there previously or knew someone to get them on. Trinity is another possibility, but they RARELY have any RN job openings. Since graduating in May I have applied to literally every position at every hospital within about a 75 mile radius. I have had 3 interviews at UAB (where I did my preceptorship at) and 1 at St. Vincent's, and I had to cancel an interview at Trinity and Gadsden Regional after I accepted the position at St. Vincent's. Maybe by the time you graduate the recession will be over and the hospitals will be hiring again, who knows. But until then network, network, network! Sometimes it is just a matter of who you know that sets you apart from the 600 other applicants applying for a job. Good luck!
    Hey Deb

    Are you at St. V East or downtown? What dept did you go to? Im at DCH in the MICU. Glad to hear you got a job! Many from our class are still looking!!
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    Hey Stef! Congrats on the job! I actually accepted at St. Vincent's St. Clair, literally 5 minutes from my house and with the same pay as St. Vincent's B'ham. I am working in the emergency department and float to the ICU. My nurse manager is NM of both departments, so he cross trains his RN's for both depts. We are also building a new hospital here, so that will be really nice! I know it is really hard for those who have not found a job. I was very stressed for a while too! Can you remember Mr. Cresswell telling us that the economy would not affect us getting jobs? Ha! I thank God that I was able to get an RN job, and doubly blessed that it is in the department(s) that I wanted. I will be praying for those still looking. Hopefully this mess will end SOON! Keep in touch!!! I miss all of ya'll!
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    Quote from bamadebRN
    Hey Stef! Congrats on the job! I actually accepted at St. Vincent's St. Clair, literally 5 minutes from my house and with the same pay as St. Vincent's B'ham. I am working in the emergency department and float to the ICU. My nurse manager is NM of both departments, so he cross trains his RN's for both depts. We are also building a new hospital here, so that will be really nice! I know it is really hard for those who have not found a job. I was very stressed for a while too! Can you remember Mr. Cresswell telling us that the economy would not affect us getting jobs? Ha! I thank God that I was able to get an RN job, and doubly blessed that it is in the department(s) that I wanted. I will be praying for those still looking. Hopefully this mess will end SOON! Keep in touch!!! I miss all of ya'll!
    That's awesome you are so close to your home! Im driving 45mins. Im so happy for you!! You'll get to learn alot being able to do both ER and ICU. Good to hear that you are doing great! will keep intouch! I miss seeing everyone too! We had such a great class!!!


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