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- by ToughingItOut May 16, '12Hi guys! I have plans to relocate to the Denver area. What's the scoop? I know the job market is tough...but any advice concerning different hospitals, etc. is GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!
- May 16, '12 by CPhT2RNstudentWhat is your area of experience? How long have you been a nurse? We need more info.
- May 16, '12 by ToughingItOutI will have just over three years level III NICU experience. My current unit has ECMO, surgery, etc. but not a lot of cardiac. I do have my BSN and RNC, so I'm hoping that that might help...but I've heard that the Denver nursing market is TOUGH. I don't have to work in the most hardcore NICU...but I would like to find a unit with a pleasant work environment and good management ( is that possible?) :P Thank you so much for responding to my post!!
- Jul 11, '12 by Van425I think you would find a job here in NICU here. Denver has multiple level III NICUs. I can say first hand I love the staff at Exempla St Joe's NICU working there I always felt they respected me and treated the nursing staff well. However their management has done a horrible job and is currently doing their second round of layoffs in two years. Denver Health has a higher NICU and pays well, it helps to know Spanish there. P/SL has a very high level NICU and are currently building a new fancier unit. However P/SL is one of the lowest paying hospitals in the Denver area. I hear University and Children's Hospital are great, with high level NICUs. I also hear Centura is great to work for.
- Jul 11, '12 by kloneI work in both the University and Children's NICUs and they're both great, although I think the Children's NICU is preferable, with a better work environment, and more challenging and interesting cases.
- Aug 5, '12 by KyliRNIm a new nurse grad and I applied for the new nurse residency at UCH. If I dont get offered that job is it hard to find new grad positions in the Denver area? Im hoping to relocate from Florida if its possible.
- Aug 24, '12 by NICU.RN.<3Quote from KyliRNIm a new nurse grad and I applied for the new nurse residency at UCH. If I dont get offered that job is it hard to find new grad positions in the Denver area? Im hoping to relocate from Florida if its possible.
It is WAY TOO competitive to get a new grad job in Denver! I work at UCH and know that they're new grad program along with Children's gets over 500 apps for 10-25 new grad positions. New grad jobs are scarce here. I would suggest looking on websites of major hospitals (exempla, healthone, centura, etc.) at least every week, as some positions only stay open for a few days. I ended up getting a NICU job at the hospital I did my preceptorship at! The position was open for 5 days and got 150 applications! It's a tough market but definitely possible. I would suggest just being persistent- calling nurse recruiters, looking online often, and so forth. Good Luck!