Yuma Regional Medical Center @ New Grad RN intern 2012 - page 3

anyone here plan to relocate to yuma regional medical center @ new grad rn intern in 2012. let's joy and have fun!... Read More

  1. Visit  AZMOMO2 profile page
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    $16 ? Ummm... yeah no thank you! I make more than that as an LPN now!
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  2. Visit  Hoozdo profile page
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    $16/hr? That is record low pay for an RN. It should be at least 9 or 10 more bucks an hour at the lowest for a new grad. I guess these are desparate times.
    Last edit by Hoozdo on Jul 24, '12 : Reason: wanted to spell check
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  3. Visit  AZdreaming profile page
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    It would have been nice to have a date and time for the phone interview since when I did get called it was at a bad time for me being in a different time zone. They scheduled me for a second interview today. After thinking about it all night, I am more than likely going to pass if they do offer me a position. I want to relocate to Arizona but the pay the offer is not high enough even if that is only for the first 6 months and then it gets bumped up if they think you are performing satisfactorily. The position is only for ED and from what I was told they are pretty short staffed in that department so they are forced to supplement with travel nurses and seasonal nurses. That makes me concerned as to why they are having trouble keeping nurses there. It is a 3 year committment which includes the 8 months for the residency program. The start date I was told is September 10th. Even though I really want to get a nursing job and start working, I don't feel this one is going to be a good fit so I guess I will keep looking and applying elsewhere. Good luck to everyone and I hope you all hear back soon.
  4. Visit  patientlywaiting2008 profile page
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    Hi AZdreaming,

    Did your first interview take place at the time they initially contacted you? Have you had your second one yet? I believe the need for travel and seasonal nurses is based on the steep increase in the population during the winter months due to the retirees. It would be fiscally unwise to hire permanent employees if you cannot keep them employed year round. It doesn't necessariy mean that the ED is cronically understaffed. I think overall, despite the low starting wage, it sounds like a good program. Not many new grad programs are eight months long. It would be nice to have access to more detailed information regarding the specifics of the program. Take care and Good Luck to you!
  5. Visit  AZdreaming profile page
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    I specifically asked about staffing levels & support in the ED, the response was more along the difficulty keeping people. I actually think it threw the interviewer off because she wasn't expecting the question. After submitting my questionnaire, I got an email saying it was received and I would hear from them shortly. I didn't hear anything back until yesterday when they called to do an interview. They didn't schedule the interviews for specific times and instead were just calling candidates during the dates mentioned for interviews. I didn't have my second interview yet. It was mentioned in the first interview that the first 6 months are spent in areas such as med/surg and woman's health before switching in the 7th and 8th month to the ED. If you leave before the 8 months are up there is a $7250 payback. The payback is prorated after the 8 months if you leave before the 36 month commitment is up.
  6. Visit  ashdawg profile page
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    Have you all found out yet? I'm in the program right now, about to start my ER training. It's a good opportunity. Best of luck and looking forward to meeting you!
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  7. Visit  SnowBlonde profile page
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    I am currently in the program as well and it is an amazing opportunity!! As far as the pay goes, if you look around the country at other intern programs the pay is exactly the same; difference is 750 new grads competing for 10 slots. I have learned a lot in the last 5 months that I have been at Yuma Regional and I look forward to learning more in the upcoming months. Good luck to all of you on your interviews and I look forward to meeting you in September!!
    Last edit by SnowBlonde on Jul 29, '12 : Reason: spelling
  8. Visit  Nurse Rhondy profile page
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    Quote from lc_2003
    I am currently in the program as well and it is an amazing opportunity!! As far as the pay goes, if you look around the country at other intern programs the pay is exactly the same; difference is 750 new grads competing for 10 slots. I have learned a lot in the last 5 months that I have been at Yuma Regional and I look forward to learning more in the upcoming months. Good luck to all of you on your interviews and I look forward to meeting you in September!!
    When do you come to the ED? Its this month, correct?
  9. Visit  AZnurse24 profile page
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    Hi,

    Hi to all of you. I just subscribed specifically to comment to this post. I just moved (2 wks ago), and I could not let you go to Yuma just because this appear as a light at the end of the dark tunnel we are all in (looking for an opportunity). I used to live in Yuma for the last 6 years, and this hospital you are commenting, it is a handful. Check in the online government page that gives A, B, C, D (as grades) to hospitals please. It is not a secret this place has a B, and the page says it is a B because of a high number of patients' deaths. Now, it is suspected that they are sending out people to nursing homes to die in order to have a better grade. If it is too good to be true, then it is not true. I moved out of Yuma because there is nothing (besides this site) and 3 nursing homes and 1 rehab center, for nurses. I personally met nurses from this ED, and they were burnout. This is why I belief no one with ED experience wanted the $ sign-on bonus to fill out their positions for over a year (before this program). In fact, there was a six or so month period that most of their ED nurses left (last year 2011 during the snowbird season). This last 6 months (of 2012), a huge number of experienced nurses (from all units) left because of the implementation of computer charting. From my nursing program year (2010), which is local, only 6 people were hired, and they told me that older nurses were upset because the training to computer charting was not appropriate. Older nurses did not have enough training and left. As simple as that. The paperwork was long (I worked there as an extern), but it was easy to complete. Now, the computer charting (which I saw its print out results 2 weeks ago before I quit my nursing home job) was out of comprehension. In my job place, we could not understand what medications patients were taking (which were discontinued/started), and we, my colleagues at the nursing home, bothered the ED/ hospital nurses to clarify the orders they sent out. Any time we called, it seemed they had a hard time locating the information to answer simple questions (Ex. was this Vitamin xxx(shot) administered in the hospital stay -which was usually 3-5 days). This is my input to those of you who wanted more information about this place. I cannot imagine how good or bad the ED program is. I wish you best of luck if you believe you can succeed in this program. On the other hand, consider this as a bad cellphone contract, since you have to pay some fees if the contract is broken (so if you decide this is a program you really want, you got to have a strong personality and heart to complete the 2-3 years commitment). Honestly, this is my sincere thoughts&knowlegde%feelings about this--- I mean no offense to anybody. Bye.
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  10. Visit  New_Man_Nurse profile page
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    I'm new grad and like all of you am looking for some real experiences. I am a advanced computer user and that is the last thing that bothers me about this offer. Mainly because I am making 50-95 hr in home health right now I'm not going to get involved with YRMC. Unless the offer is $27 or better then I will consider. Never sign a one sided contract. A place like this could push you out and make you liable on the contract. Everyone should be patient. Be patient.


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