Hospital Reputations in Phoenix - page 3

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    If you first concern was for your fellow RNs icare4icu, then i truly am sorry. However you did state in a post farther up, that for every nurse you refer, you get a percentage of their pay for as long as you both work there.

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    Hi Dorimar,

    I did state the referral bonus but not for me. For them who bring in their friends. It's like 2% of what they make. Ask any other agencies, how do they get more people in, same as in the hospitals., there's the referral bonus. Besides, these percentage does not affect the salary of the nurses they referred.It's like " thank you" for telling their friends about the agency. If the employee who referred somebody quits, then that person forfeits the 2% referral bonus.
    Apology accepted.
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    If you're a new nurse I'd be leary of registry work as well. I worked for an agency as a CNA and the first time I went out they put me on a floor where NONE of the CNA's showed up. So it was my first time working and I had 30 patients, most of who were CBR!! I later found out that that happens a lot. A hospital pays a lot to an agency and doesn't want to take on too many agency workers so they take the minimum, or less, or the agency can't fill the other slots. What it boils down to is the agency worker is overworked in a new hospital all while trying to find out where everything goes etc. It was rough.
    Keli
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    i am a student working at a banner facility in the east valley. i have seen good and bad nurses but, coming from a manufacturing environment to this hospital has been an absolute joy. i have always believed that attitudes come from the top down and my facility seems to take that seriously. i suspect that they have made some big changes in the last few years.

    i must say that even though john c. lincoln is a magnet hospital, i was disgusted with the quality of care my father received there.

    i highly recommend checking out the banner facilities. :heartbeat
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    I did my clinicals for NS (Block 1) at Carl T Hayden VAMC and it was a great experience. I was VERY pleasantly surprised. What the VA doesn't spend on beautifying the place, they make up for in technology and staff. There were so many staff that we were falling all over each other. No joke. My fellow students and I were approached multiple times asking us "when are you coming to join us?". There wasn't one person that didn't enjoy working there (at least that we came in contact with). The people there were helpful, almost anxious to tell us what they do and to show us things. It was exciting. Besides all that, the VETs were awesome! Most of the patients were men but we had a few women. Most were WWII vets and some were from Viet Nam era, a few from Desert Storm. It was a great experience and it will be really hard to say "no" to a job offer there.
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    i definitely did not enjoy the VA.

    the staff was terrible and seemed very incompetent (and rude to patients, eachother, us, etc). it was my first clinical in nursing school and by far the absolute worst up to this point. seriously, i still have nightmares about their lack of standard precautions, contact precautions or droplet precautions to this day. BLEHHHHH.
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    I've not heard good things about Banner Baywood. Have a family member who worked there a few years. Very high turnover (I hear their ER had a near complete turnover), lots of people leaving there lately for significantly better pay, benefits, and treatment at a new hospital opening up nearby.

    On a patient level, for many reasons I've never been impressed with them. If I had to be hospitalized I'd drive on down to Banner Desert or anywhere else but there.

    But.......I've not even started prereqs for nursing yet, and haven't worked at any hospital, so take anything I have to say with a grain of salt, lol.
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    Most VA have that kind of reputation. Most hospitals do too. You will hear opinions of such from most nurses too. Overall, nurses are burnt out. It is best to get the experience you need to prepare you. Be a sponge, absorb what you can, and retain the good learning experiences and learn from the bad ones. Don't let yourself get comfortable in one setting or in one hospital for a long time. Once you've made it. Start out for a year or two in the hospital you've chosen, then do travel nursing or registry/agency nursing. That way you'll make yourself more marketable and you'll be able to decide where you'll establish residency. Goodluck to you.
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    Quote from qaqueen
    i am a student working at a banner facility in the east valley. i have seen good and bad nurses but, coming from a manufacturing environment to this hospital has been an absolute joy. i have always believed that attitudes come from the top down and my facility seems to take that seriously. i suspect that they have made some big changes in the last few years.

    i must say that even though john c. lincoln is a magnet hospital, i was disgusted with the quality of care my father received there.

    i highly recommend checking out the banner facilities. :heartbeat
    for it being a magnet facility, i was surprised how the actions of the staff at banner good sam contradicted them telling me they wanted me to succeed there. four nurses in my orientation class at another facility also had bad things to say about lack of support. for needing staff so badly, i'm amazed at how they won't support newcomers.
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    For it being a Magnet facility, I was surprised how the actions of the staff at Banner Good Sam contradicted them telling me they wanted me to succeed there. Four nurses in my orientation class at another facility also had bad things to say about lack of support. For needing staff so badly, I'm amazed at how they won't support newcomers.

    cookielady--you must really, really hate good sam.


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