What hospital is best?

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    I am currently taking my prereq's in order to get into nursing school.
    I met with a nurse from Banner Baywood & she informed me about the fellows program there, where they pay for your tuition & books and its a 16 month accelerated course, if you work for them for three years afterwards..
    But since then, I have been hearing a lot of things, like Mayo is better, or Scottsdale Healthcare is better... but what I really like about Banner is that I have seen a lot on here about it being a better atmosphere there, and that they pay for my tuition & I'll have a job right after school.. I dont want to worry about not being able to find a job afterwards.. & there's no way I could afford nursing school myself, & we make too much for grants or anything. I also like that it is only 16 months..

    If anyone has any advice I would truly appreciate it!

    Thanks!
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    Quote from IwannabeanRN!
    I am currently taking my prereq's in order to get into nursing school.
    I met with a nurse from Banner Baywood & she informed me about the fellows program there, where they pay for your tuition & books and its a 16 month accelerated course, if you work for them for three years afterwards..
    But since then, I have been hearing a lot of things, like Mayo is better, or Scottsdale Healthcare is better... but what I really like about Banner is that I have seen a lot on here about it being a better atmosphere there, and that they pay for my tuition & I'll have a job right after school.. I dont want to worry about not being able to find a job afterwards.. & there's no way I could afford nursing school myself, & we make too much for grants or anything. I also like that it is only 16 months..

    If anyone has any advice I would truly appreciate it!

    Thanks!
    One thing you can eliminate from your worry list is finding a job after your RN. You will be a hot commodity and will find a job even before you graduate!
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    I have interviewed and toured and worked for different hospital around the valley. Everyone is going to say good about where they work if they like thier job......others will say bad if they dont like thier job......I personally have found that Banner, John C. Lincolns and St. Joes tend to be nurse friendly and big enough that thier isnt drama involved in working. My opinion though, and I am sure others will have stuff to say about it, but interview around and find whats best for you. If something doesnt work out, at least there are lots of hospitals around to choose from.
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    There's lots of good threads here about hospital reputations in the valley ..... do a search and check them out.

    Most of the big hospitals around here offer tuition reimbursement. There's a lot of other factors to look at when deciding where to work. Do they hire new grads into the area you want to work? How's their orientation program (one of the biggest, if not the biggest, factors in deciding where to work!)? Do they make you float to other units? What's the typical nurse/pt ratio?

    There's a lot to factor in.

    Good luck!
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    phoenix children's is the best. i'm a new nurse and i absolutely commend them for the way they welcomed us into their new grad program. they are very family centered, and nurse centered. i wouldn't want to work anywhere else.
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    Quote from RainDreamer
    There's lots of good threads here about hospital reputations in the valley ..... do a search and check them out.

    Most of the big hospitals around here offer tuition reimbursement. There's a lot of other factors to look at when deciding where to work. Do they hire new grads into the area you want to work? How's their orientation program (one of the biggest, if not the biggest, factors in deciding where to work!)? Do they make you float to other units? What's the typical nurse/pt ratio?

    There's a lot to factor in.

    Good luck!
    ... what is the orientation program? I am currently taking my prereq's & the nurse recruiter I spoke w/ at Banner Baywood said they hire into almost any dept. .. & I'll get more info when I go to the information meeting which is in March.. is that what youre talking about?
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    Quote from IwannabeanRN!
    ... what is the orientation program? I am currently taking my prereq's & the nurse recruiter I spoke w/ at Banner Baywood said they hire into almost any dept. .. & I'll get more info when I go to the information meeting which is in March.. is that what youre talking about?
    An orientation program is the training that the hospital will provide you, in transitioning you into a new RN. Depending on what department you go into, you should have anywhere from 6-12 weeks orientation. I went into the NICU as a new grad and I got 12 weeks of orientation with a preceptor before I was taking assignments on my own. I also had classroom time each week.

    I just think it's really important to make sure and get a great orientation because it lays the foundation. Some hospitals that are short-staffed might short change you on your orientation time and put you out on your own too soon. A Banner hospital should give you the proper orientation you need since they're a big company that is used to hiring new grads. But make sure and ask how long the orientation is and what kind of support you get once you're off orientation and taking assignments on your own.


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