OK...you guys..Needing Info on another..Hospital...This time in AZ!!! Yikes!!

  1. I just got offered a hospital in Scottsdale, AZ for more money than I have ever been offered before..so I have asked to be submitted without even getting any feedback first!! :chuckle. Mainly because I don't want to let this one slip away as I did the other one!! Not looking forward to burning to death...BUTTTTT...the money is too good to turn down!!

    But I would dealy love to hear from anyone who can give me feedback on Scottsdale Healtcare Osborne campus. This is a nite positon...unit unknown at the present. I looked at their website and the Scottsdale site also...but can't find much out about the area either, so I would appreciate any info given..

    Thank you very much in advance for taking the time to respond..

    And pray I don't burn up out there being greedy...:chuckle
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   fulwood
    Brownms46,
    I live in Mesa Arizona and hear only good things about Scottsdale Healthcare. I am not an RN (yet!) but I had been trying for ages with the hospitals in this area to let me shadow a nurse but to no avail. They all cited confidentiality issues/insurance issues etc. etc. SHC was the ONLY ONE that would even consider me for such a thing and welcomed me with open arms. I still email the student coordinator Kathy Barnes at SHC and she responds to every email I write. They are also to best of my knowledge the only hospital in this area that will pay for school tuition upfront and even only working part-time you qualify for full-time benefits and tuition reimbursement. They have also just reached an agreement with ASU for nurses at SHC that want to pursue their BSN to be able to achieve that in one year. Scottsdale can be very expensive place to live but other places not too far away like Mesa, Phoenix etc. you can find affordable housing. They are in my opinion one of the more forward thinking hospitals in the Valley of the Sun. I hope you are prepared for the heat - it's 105 today. All the best.
  4. by   Brownms46
    Dag gone it...always telling me I have too many emoticons..:chuckle

    T H A N K fulwood for taking the time to respond to my request!
    Y O U


    The hospital sound wonderful!! And yesss I checked out the apartments in the area online...and you're right they are expensive...but the hospital is paying for that...sooooo.. And yess I checked out the temp there, and the coming forecast also!! Beleive me ...I'm coming out only at nite...:chuckle.

    Thank you again.

    OOhh ...and you can follow me anytime...just don't expect to learn anything......just kidding!
    Last edit by Brownms46 on Jun 17, '02
  5. by   live4today
    Other than having to tolerate the (((((HEAT))))) in Arizona, I have always liked the state myself. My oldest sister and her husband live right outside Phoenix, and I have cousins near the Scottsdale area. They say they wouldn't live anywhere else, so...

    Back in 1972, I lived in Phoenix, and didn't mind it there...except for the heat...it's dry heat though. I have pictures of their dust storms, which BEFORE they break loose are very pretty (orangish/yellow in color). Oh, the Grand Canyon is awesome to see, and Flagstaff will cool you off as they get snow. That's the place to go ski if you ski.

    I don't think you can go wrong with Scottsdale. It is a ritzy area, but there are sooooo many sites to see in and around that area. If you decide to go there, let me know. I'll connect you with my oldest sis who is a real doll baby to know. She would love to show you around, befriend you and make you feel more at home there. Best of everything to you, Brownie!
    Last edit by live4today on Jun 17, '02
  6. by   Brownms46
    Heyyyyyy..thanks Renee...sounds great!! But I still owe you and Mattsmom...lunch..so let's get together...If this comes thru...it will go along way to brighting my spirits after this assignment..

    I can't stand heat...but have been in the south many times...and in the desert of Washington..where the hospital I worked at sometimes didn't have the air working well... Anywho if I get it...I will be sure to let you know as soon as I do. Hopefully will get interview this week...as this position just came in today or so they told me..:chuckle!!

    Luv ya..much...

    You know I came thru Az on my way here...and saw the most beautiful sunrise... I'm really pumped about this...even with the heat...:chuckle
    Last edit by Brownms46 on Jun 17, '02
  7. by   live4today
    Brownie...I would love for us to still meet and have lunch. Just say when and where...
  8. by   Brownms46
    Well...got to hang close to the phone for the interview...BUTTTT as soon as I hear...I will be calling to set up a day and time!!! YEAAAAAA! I just got some info from a nurse on Delphi, and she says she worked in the OR and they were VERY traveler friendly!!!
    She said she loved it there, and loved her apartment also. She stayed in San Mateo. My spirits are so up right now...I'm trying to hold myself down...:chuckle.

    Please pray with me...that this all comes to be ... And Thank you so much for your kindness and the kindness of all who have tried to help me make a good decision about my next assignment...
  9. by   ruffhouser
    Hi! I live in Gilbert, AZ. I did a clinical rotation at Scottsdale Osborne my last semester of nursing school (1.5 years ago). That particular campus is close to the freeway (101) and is easily accessable throughout the valley. I was very impressed with the professionalism and caring of many of the nurses that I worked with while I was there. I have some friends that work there and they seem to be very happy with their choice. If you are interested in ED/Trauma, they take a lot of the bad cases there, so you would probably be able to see a lot of various things. I hope that helps. If you have any other questions, just ask. Take care and God bless.
  10. by   Brownms46
    THANK YOU!!! I have been reading their website concerning their bennies and all the opportunities that offer their employees...and I have to say...I'm totally impressed also. I can't thank you enough for taking the time to respond to my post !!

    Hopefully I will know this week whether I will get the assignment or not Please if you have time....pray that all goes well. God Bless you for your kindness... If I think of anything I will definitely ask...
    Last edit by Brownms46 on Jun 17, '02
  11. by   teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    from deep in the heart of texas

    I dont know anything about the hospital at all, but there are some fantastic golf courses in the area.
  12. by   kewlnurse
    Tom, you are THE MAN, you think like I do!!! If I were able to be a traveler that would be one of my first questions, what are the golf courses like, and are the good beer bars cigar freindly!

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