PLEASE HELP...Need feedback on TX hospitals!!! - page 2

Hello Everyone, I'm trying desperately...well maybe not desperately...but pretty hard...:) ..to find out recent information on the following hospitals. I have already received some... Read More

  1. by   Brownms46
    Thanks so much for all your imput Mattsmom..! I think I would also like Denton, and my recruiter has said that something still might come through there. So I will wait another week and see.

    N. Richland Hills sounds exactly like the one I just came from, except better pt ratios....because there the ratio was 7 and even 8:1 many times on 7p to 7a and even 7a to 7p. Also very busy unit! And I'm very exp dealing with A lines...so no problem there. But I really prefer a small town, and so does my daughter. And I really don't care for med/surg/tele either. I don't like floating after 4hrs..and never have! Not a good way to provide continually of care in my book!

    I do like the idea of being close to Dallas/Ft. Worth...and felt Denton would have been perfect!

    All of these positons are on nites...as I rarely do days! I did email you, but it was thru my yahoo.com address....so not sure if you got it...as it's not under Brownms46. Let me know, and I will email again.. Thanks for being sooo very helpful..
  2. by   Cowgirl
    Is there anyone who works at Childrens Medical Center? I believe it's in the Dallas area?

    Love always
    Megan
  3. by   parrotheadtoo
    hey there,
    if your'e interested in traveling up the coast form corpus... utmb at galveston is probably the BEST hospital i've ever worked in. the pat ratio is GREAT!! pay is good, the people are so nice!! i worked in renal transplant and the core staff always give the travelers and agency people the lightest easiest pt load...can you believe that???? andd everyone was sooo friendly. i'm in sw florida now and HATE it!!! can't wait to go back to galveston.
  4. by   Brownms46
    Heyy parrotheadtoo!

    I have wondered about Galveston! I have asked people about it, and all I got was that it was a dirty city!!! Thanks so very much for the imput! Sounds like a place I would like to go...as I love being near the water! Great input...Thank You!
  5. by   Brownms46
    I'm sorry Cowgirl,

    But I don't do Peds...as I don't like sticking kids, having them look at me in fear, because of something I might have to do them that isn't pleasant. But I do admire those who care for our children. I hope someone can answer your question though...
  6. by   BugRN
    My partner and I are also thinking of moving to the Denton area, her family is there. Anyone know of jobs in the Denton, Dallas, Forth Worth area in Family Planning, STD's or L/D??? We have an opportunity to live rent free. It would be a great way to save some money, then move back to New England area after a year.
    Any info would be greatly appreciated.
  7. by   blsternrn
    Hi Brownie!
    I worked at Medical City Dallas Hospital in the NICU for over 10 years and saw it go downhill rapidly. I thought that agency nurses were often hung out to dry and left to their own defenses all too often. Now, as an agency nurse, I can say that I always have a 3 or 4 baby assignment that often can be considered the assignment from Hell! Nursing in The D/FW area, at least in the NICU, is no bed of roses. I haven't worked at any of the other hospitals you mentioned so I can't offer any words of wisdom regarding their work environments. All I can say regarding any HCA hospital is to enter at your own risk and be very assertive when accepting assignments. Good Luck! Personally, I would work in Arizona. I really like it there!
  8. by   JeannieM
    Browns, if you've got a sense of adventure and an open mind, give my place a try! We're a warm-hearted little community hospital in the big city of San Antonio, with a working-class population that often really appreciates the care that we give. We're forward thinking, progressive (if financially challenged) and really want to be the best healthcare team on earth. Now if we could just fill our empty slots with Allnurse nurses...
  9. by   Brownms46
    :chuckle...JeannieM...wouldn't that be a wonderful place to go to work? Not that it would be perfecft...but we have some people we know care...or they wouldn't be as wonderful as they are, to all who have been in need at one time or another...

    But fortuantely or unfortunately...I waited too long to make up my mind about one of the assignments I wanted In Denton, and it was gone by the time I did decide.... But I have accepted an assignment in Scottsdale, Az...(yeah I know...HOT...:chuckle). But hopefullly I will survive.

    Thank you JeannieM for the offer...as it was wonderful of you to think of it...
  10. by   JeannieM
    Brownie, enjoy Arizona and keep us in the back of your mind. Work on that tan! There's a lot of beautiful landscape around there as well, and some neat hiking! Take care of yourself and keep us posted on how the assignment is working out. JeannieM :kiss
  11. by   Figaro's Mom
    Originally posted by JeannieM
    Browns, if you've got a sense of adventure and an open mind, give my place a try! We're a warm-hearted little community hospital in the big city of San Antonio, with a working-class population that often really appreciates the care that we give. We're forward thinking, progressive (if financially challenged) and really want to be the best healthcare team on earth. Now if we could just fill our empty slots with Allnurse nurses...
    My hometown! Whoo-hoo! Fiestatime is the BEST! And Christmas on the Riverwalk. Hey Jeannie, please send me some bean tamales! They've never heard of them here in NM, believe it or not!

    Galveston IS a dirty city....but I still like it because it has 'charm.' Really! If you consider it I hope you can handle the Mardi Gras celebrations every year....gets pretty wild with the college students (plus the Spring Break crowd) and everything.
  12. by   Brownms46
    Thanks JeannieM..but I have no desire to get in that sun! I have been asking around to see if there is any such thing a SPF of 100...:chuckle!! I do not want to get any skin damage...as I have no wrinkles and I want to keep it that way as looooong as possible..

    But thanks for the good wishes..I just went out and bought some Snottsdale clothes(What folks call Scottsdale). :chuckle! And I will watch the sunrise, and the sunset..but that is about all. The cable lady asked me if I wanted to have my cable box delivered or pick it up. To pick it up is free...to have it delivered is $10.00. I said DELIVER it please...:chuckle. And don't worry, I have my digital camera, and my digital camcorder..you so hopefully I will get something I can post.
  13. by   Brownms46
    Originally posted by Figaro's Mom


    My hometown! Whoo-hoo! Fiestatime is the BEST! And Christmas on the Riverwalk. Hey Jeannie, please send me some bean tamales! They've never heard of them here in NM, believe it or not!

    Galveston IS a dirty city....but I still like it because it has 'charm.' Really! If you consider it I hope you can handle the Mardi Gras celebrations every year....gets pretty wild with the college students (plus the Spring Break crowd) and everything.
    I like quiet...too old for crowds..:chuckle. But where are you in NM Figaro's MOM?? I'm coming through NM, and will spend the nite in Lordsburg..I think. I thought about going out of the way to ABQ, but that was when I had more time...before the hospital moved up the start date. Now I just want to take my time getting there on the straight route.

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