Hi guys! Well hubby is thinking about putting a bid in for a job in Aurora, CO. I was wondering if anyone knows or could recommend a good hospital there? I'm an RN, BSN (currently in school for an MSN) and want to get an educator or unit manager position or case manager (that is what I do now). I've looked on the internet and it really looks like houses are expensive - compared to the Midwest. Do wages keep up? It also looks like there are oodles of positions. I'm not happy with this idea at all because our kids are here in Illinois and I don't want to move. However, I will make the effort to at least find out information. Thanks for any info anyone can supply!
Jun 14, '04
I have worked there; it is a suburb of Denver. There are a lot of oppourtunities in the area (as you can tell from the paper). The Denver Post has a very good job oppourtunities section that is user friendly. There is the Post and The Rocky Mountain News.
I worked tele/m/s etc there as an Agency Nurse. Good money for sure but houseing is very expensive. Sorry to not have housing figures cause I stayed with a dear friend who had a gorgeous house in Lakewood; I think it was in the area of $250,000. The newspapers have great online options.
My friend swears by the school system in Lakewood. Are your children school age? I would not recomend the school system in Aurora; it is most likely overcrowded. I would imagine a commute to the community is not difficult from many areas. Certainly, I commuted within a 40 minite drive from Lakewood.
The one facility in Aurora I remember is an HCA facility. I am NOT a big fan of the National Chain but their wages are good. I jokingly call their Agency, "All About Understaffing".
I prefered ST. Anthony's, in particular, the facility in Thornton, Co. The management was pleasant and reasonable. I do have a soft spot still for facilities that are smaller and more personable.
I hope that helps for starters. Let us know if you have any other questions.
Last edit by nightingale on Jun 14, '04