employment in Colorado Springs

  1. Hi everyone! I'm moving to the Colorado Springs area this summer and wanted to know about the job opportunities available. I am a new grad with my BSN and have been working as a PCN in a long-term care unit in Alaska for the past few months. I understand that I'll need to transfer my license to Colorado before I can work, is this correct? Also, any ideas on where I should seek employment? I have been thinking about going for a med/surg unit just to build up some experience....Any and all replies welcome!

    thanks, see you in Colorado soon....Mary
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  3. by   nightingale
    Quote from mary_rn416
    Hi everyone! I'm moving to the Colorado Springs area this summer and wanted to know about the job opportunities available. I am a new grad with my BSN and have been working as a PCN in a long-term care unit in Alaska for the past few months. I understand that I'll need to transfer my license to Colorado before I can work, is this correct? Also, any ideas on where I should seek employment? I have been thinking about going for a med/surg unit just to build up some experience....Any and all replies welcome!

    thanks, see you in Colorado soon....Mary
    Regarding your license ---> you would get a Colorado lincense. It is a walk through state. I have heard it is easier to get your first license in your home state and then just get the extra one in Colorado.

    Everyone says med/surg first. Go where your heart is. Sure, some jobs you do need a strong backround like Home Health you should get m/s first but if you are just so interestin in say... telemetry... go for that if they will accept you.

    There is a a new Heart Hospital opening in Colorado Springs that is afiliated with Health One. Lots of choices... take your time and see what they offer.

    Good luck and let us know how you are doing.

    night
  4. by   2ndCareerRN
    Don't forget about Ft. Carson (Evans Army Community Hospital). They often have openings. Working for the .gov has some pretty good benefits.

    bob
  5. by   webbiedebbie
    I used to work at Memorial Hospital and I loved it there! I wasn't a nurse there, but I worked in the ED as a unit secretary.

    I also used to work their patient call system...don't know if they still have that. Anyone know? I was in a room by myself with a console of four nurses stations. When patients used the call button, a light went on...I would then scan for nurses (they put a light on in a room they were in) or I would call the station directly and ask if there were any nurses available. I would screen the calls from patients and sometimes be able to batch a few together to give the nurse one call with all of the requests.

    I have a lot of good memories at that hospital and worked with a lot of great people! I wish I could remember all of the doc's names from the ED! The only one I remember is Dr. Smally.
  6. by   J. B.
    Quote from mary_rn416
    Hi everyone! I'm moving to the Colorado Springs area this summer and wanted to know about the job opportunities available. I am a new grad with my BSN and have been working as a PCN in a long-term care unit in Alaska for the past few months. I understand that I'll need to transfer my license to Colorado before I can work, is this correct? Also, any ideas on where I should seek employment? I have been thinking about going for a med/surg unit just to build up some experience....Any and all replies welcome!

    thanks, see you in Colorado soon....Mary
    I have lived in Col Springs since 1988
    Great place and much growth
    If want to talk I have web link on my profile that has who and where I am
    Welcome to Colorado.
    Terry Mason
    AKA John Bosco

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