REALLY good new grad training/teaching hospitals

  1. I will be graduating this year (totally crossing fingers here) and feel that the #1 thing for me as far as a place to work is new grad program/teaching hospital. I want to go somewhere where not only is the orientation awesome, but where the nurses love to teach, a place where asking "why" isn't met with a disgruntled huff... Is there any hospital out there in Phx/surrounding areas that offer really great programs and are just all out a great place to work with people willing and happy to teach?
    Any personal experience would be great...or if you know the inside scoop...:wink2:
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   RNGrad2006
    I moved from Washington State to Arizona for that very same reason and got a job at St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center. My experience there has been EXCELLENT....couldn't recommend them more highly!!!!
  4. by   jamonit
    try phoenix children's. they have a new grad program starting in july. you can do picu, nicu, ed, hemeonc, etc. it's extensive and intense, but tops. i begin the program mid-feb. i'll tell you how it goes.
  5. by   RainDreamer
    St. Joes
  6. by   Hoozdo
    Not the VA
  7. by   cardiacRN2006
    Could you shadow at a few places to get a feel for them?
  8. by   Curious1alwys
    Well, last time I tried to "shadow" I met a lot of resistance. It is hard to do that now, with HIPPPA and all. I don't have much time to think about this...if fact, I have already spent too much time.... MUST STUDY!!!

    If you guys have anything else to add, I am all ears. And thank you to all who PM'd me!!

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