Augusta Nursing Job Market (Critical Care)
- 0Jan 24, '12 by mrcookingnurseHello all. I am not a nurse, but my fiance is and Augusta is one of the places that we may be moving to this summer because of my job. Since we may have a partial say in the matter I am trying to find out as much as I can about the nursing job market in the Augusta area to make an informed decision on whether it would be a good place for her to hopefully find what she wants to do as well.
To give you a little bit of background about her, when we move she will have 1 year experience in ICU (I think kind of MICU + SICU combined) at a Dallas/Ft-Worth hospital. She also will have had some advanced training, and I believe preceptor training as well. She has her BSN.
What does the job market in Augusta look like? I know she would definitely prefer to stay in critical care, if at all possible. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
- 0Jan 25, '12 by Marshall1There are several hospitals in Augusta..including the VA. You can "google" the information..one hospital is University. The VA listings can be found at USAJOBS - The Federal Government’s Official Jobs Site. Augusta is also close to S.C.
- 0Jan 31, '12 by jb2uNew grads are having trouble right now due to the fact that the Augusta area has a lot of nursing schools. That being said, it doesn't appear to me that it is a problem with experienced nurses.
MCG has some great ICUs
Doctors has a great burn ICU
University has a med/surg and neuro ICU, a NICU, and the cardiac towers. In that part of the hospital, the rooms are designed so that when a patient becomes critical or no longer is critical, they stay in the same room. So the nurses work as either a telemetry nurse or a cardiac ICU nurse.
Trinity has one small ICU. It's kind of a catch all. If patients are too critical they will transfer out to other hospitals.
I know nothing about the VA Hospital other than there are two...an "updown" and the "downtown" VA.
We also have Select Specialty Hospital. I wouldn't want to work there, but some do. In addition to an ICU, they also have vented patients on the regular floor. Most people are there for the pay. I hear they are the highest paying in the area.
Wish I could help more. Good luck to you both!!