which hospital in ny area best place for new grad?

  1. little info about myself I am a recent grad and have been working in public health since grad (home care with VNS then school nursing) I love the latter but I've been fighting the naysayers who say I need that "med-surg experience" Well, I've succumbed to serve my sentence for at least for one year.. or maybe 6 months.

    Anybody out there with recommendtions, I plan to relocate to Bronx, NY area (will consider Mt. Vernon/White Plains). I would appreciate the feedback, I might even stay on for nights and work school nursing in day.
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  3. by   GraceyB
    Can't say I know this is true but I've heard about Westchester Medical. Some schools that I know send their students to VA Hospital, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Lincoln Medical and Mental Nursing Home.

    Good Luck to you!
  4. by   2banurse
    Do you have your BSN? I've noticed that many hospitals (at least in NYC) require a BSN. Good luck in your job pursuit.

    Kris
  5. by   boggle
    Hi RNikki, I have sent a PM to you about hospitals in the lower Westchester area.
  6. by   RNikki
    i do have my BSN, 2banurse. I also heard the VA is a good place to work, they also seem not to have too many openings. I'm going to do some research on Lawrence. From what I've seen on the net Westchester Med has changed somewhat since the nsg strike, but it still sounds like it is pretty short-staffed considering the volume of pts.
    thanks again boggle for the PM.
  7. by   amk1964
    i'm originally from buffalo, ny and left there 8 yrs ago due to limited full-time positions amongst other reasons.
    i am considering a travel contract to nyc so i can visit my sisters[3] who live in pittsburg, boston, and buiffalo respectively. the travel agencies seem to have many positions, but i don't know where a good place to work/live is in nyc.....suggestions?
  8. by   New CCU RN
    Originally posted by RNikki
    little info about myself I am a recent grad and have been working in public health since grad (home care with VNS then school nursing) I love the latter but I've been fighting the naysayers who say I need that "med-surg experience" Well, I've succumbed to serve my sentence for at least for one year.. or maybe 6 months.

    Anybody out there with recommendtions, I plan to relocate to Bronx, NY area (will consider Mt. Vernon/White Plains). I would appreciate the feedback, I might even stay on for nights and work school nursing in day.
    How can you work nights and days at two different jobs.... you need to get some sleep at some point!!!
  9. by   RNikki
    well, i would only do perdiem @nites 3-11 after I get my "medsurg" experience. I really enjoy school nursing, it combines my childhood dream of working w/ kids without haing to deal w/ 25 screaming kids.. God bless teachers
  10. by   nowplayingEDRN
    You can always put your application in with the VA however the VA in the Bronx is not in a nice section of town. Also try putting your pplication in wit hthe Department of Defense-Army. West Point has a very small hospital (where I work now) and the pay might not be exactly as the civilian sector but the stress level is greatly decreased and the benefits are good. Then there is Good Sam (Suffern, NY) Nyack (Nyack, NY) White Plains, NY has a hospital as well. Then there is Montifiore, Columbia Presb and others. The thing you have to keep in mind is that the bigger hospitals will always have a staffing problem and I know from keeping tabs on things in the newspaper, Nyack does a lot of striking (NYSNA) so that is also something to keep in line. Please pm me if you want to, I would be happy to try and help you out.

    Christie

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