Hi chicory, Sorry I can't tell you about the hospitals close to AJ, but Scottdale Healthcare is a good hospital to work at. But not the one near Old Scottsdale, but the one in N. Scottsdale. I forget the name of the campus there. There is also a AL facility, that has been described to me as great place, lvery ow pt. staff ratio, and very nurse friendly. I'm LPN and got an offer from my resume online. They didn't even flinch at the money I requested!
Sorry that's about all I can tell you about that area.
Banner does take new grads in their ICUs, BUT..a friend I met, who worked there, was NOT happy with their residency program! She got the sign on, and relocation money, but found their orientation to be poorly coordinated. She had no less than FIVE preceptors. They did send her to a Critical Care Course, but she wasn't too happy with them. I hope you fair better..