University Medical Center, Tucson

  1. Hi, my name is David. I'm moving to Tucson to work at UMC as a new grad. Currently I live in Prescott because I went to Yavapai College for nursing school. Just wondering if there's anyone else out there that lives in Tucson or works at UMC. I don't really know what to expect because I've only been to Tucson once and that was for my interview (can't be picky when you're new). I just hope I fit into the unit well and do an exceptional job.

    -David
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   cardiacRN2006
    Well, you chose a great place to work. What department will you be in?
  4. by   silentRN
    I'll be at 7 West.
  5. by   PACIFICWHALES
    Hey I got offered a job at Tucson Medical Center as an RN NEW GRAD. What is wrong with them? I am considering moving from Ohio to Tucson. Please help. Is this a place safe? Should I be applying to University Medical instead? Please please help.


    Thanks Pacific
  6. by   PACIFICWHALES
    Tucson Medical Center of University Medical in tucson for a registered nurse new grad? Please what do you think?
  7. by   silentRN
    Go with UMC. I like working there. I here a lot of negative things about TMC.
  8. by   badminton
    Best training ground for a new nurse:UMC tucson
    Goodluck!
  9. by   oleartiste
    David,

    Hi I am currently in the position you were in (May 2008)...with UMC Tucson. Can you tell me more about your experience with them? Interview process; how long it took before you got a job offer? Thank you so much in advance for your response!!!
  10. by   silentRN
    Quote from oleartiste
    David,

    Hi I am currently in the position you were in (May 2008)...with UMC Tucson. Can you tell me more about your experience with them? Interview process; how long it took before you got a job offer? Thank you so much in advance for your response!!!

    When I applied to work at UMC via the internet on their website, Nursing Human Resources called me back the next morning. I actually applied at 11pm and I got a call back at about 9am in the morning. When they called me they said the position had already been filled, but they told me to chose 3 floors to apply for. So they helped me pick 3 floors that I wanted to work on and then set up an interview for me. On the day of the interview I had a seperate interview for each floor I applied for with the unit managers all in one day. I was offered a job during my interview. So I accepted and glad I did.

    I am very pleased with the hospital. I would recommend all new grads to start off at UMC for their first year. I have no regrets that I had to pick up and move to tucson for this job. I've learned a lot and still am learning. I work with a bunch of great nurses on 7 west.

    I plan on eventually moving on to a different location and applying to be an ER nurse elsewhere when my year is up here, but UMC was certainly a good stepping stone to start off on.

    -David
    Last edit by silentRN on Dec 16, '08
  11. by   dmskoka
    Hi
    What department is 7 west?
  12. by   mzloco
    Congrats on landing a job.... don't listen to what everyone else says....good bad or indifferent you are there to learn and hone the art of Nursing. Take every learning opportunity you can, gain experience and you will be forever marketable.
  13. by   pricklypear
    Quote from dmskoka
    Hi
    What department is 7 west?

    Trauma-Transplant Stepdown. It's a crazy, crazy place!!

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