Originally posted by caramel
I am a british trained nurse .relocating to california (UCLA hospital).i just wanted to know what to expect if any of u lovely people have worked with this facility.I hear they are very short staff ,anything else i need to worry about .
Parking -- an impossibility at UCLA
Housing -- expect to pay at least $1000/mo for a 1-bedroom apartment, more if you have an ocean view.
Car insurance -- another $1000/yr depending on where you live (Westwood where UCLA is located is very high)
The Hunter Group -- a time management consulting firm that UCLA hired a couple of months ago -- lay-offs are expected but not for bedside nurses. Also, they are trying to eliminate outside nurses (which you would be considered). Very nasty people.
Other than that....LA and UCLA are both great and you will enjoy your stay here...a couple of great British/Irish type pubs, friendly people and the sun shines alot here. Welcome!