Looking for a job in the Atlanta area? - page 4

I periodically get PMs from people asking me about the job market in Atlanta. So I've decided to get off my lazy butt and post what I hope to be is a comprehensive topic about it. If anyone has... Read More

  1. by   yellow finch
    Quote from SYNMELRN2007
    I Have Been Hearing Alot Of Positive Things About Atlanta Medical Center...tenet System. Does Anyone Have Any Information About Working There? I Noticed They Offer Relocation Reimbursement And Loan Forgiveness Or Sign On Bonus. What Is Their Pay Scale Like And The Working Conditions? Which Is Better Emory Or Tenet?

    Please Help With Some Advice...june Is Quickly Approaching!!! Lol

    Syn Rn
    I'd go with AMC over Emory any day. After working at Emory and meeting a ton of other ex-Emory RNs, we could tell you stories that would make your hair curl. With the benefits at AMC you could easily get out of student loan debt fast. Their pay is barely less than the rest of the Atlanta area hospitals. The working conditions are better from what I hear from girls who I graduated with.

    Get in touch with a recruiter at AMC and find out if it's a good fit for you. If you're intent on the Emory system, apply at Crawford Long. Nurses are on the whole more happy there than at EUH.

    Good luck!
  2. by   topgungirl27
    Quote from rollie
    For whoever asked about nursing schools in atl - don't go to Ga Perimeter. Very high failure rate and near impossible program. I would splurge and got to Emory. More prestigious anyway.

    I had so much trouble with GA Perimeter and their employees were less then helpful. I have had great success with North Georgia.
  3. by   SJ11
    I'm new. What's a Baylor program?
  4. by   gnjoy
    norhside also has a nurse tech program for senior nursing students. you get to work and learn along with the opportunity to be hired as a new grad nurse after graduation.
  5. by   gnjoy
    i will say that you are what makes your nursing program. i am not judging you but nurses have to be self starters. It is leaps and bounds cheaper to get an as from a junior college and then complete your bsn online. It may not have worked for you but dont discourage others just tell them what you found wrong with it and they may be able to figure out how to make it better. emory is very high priced!!.
  6. by   VICEDRN
    Emory is very high priced. I haven't seen anyone on here mention Kennesaw State University but its reputation is stellar among local professionals and hospitals. (or so I have heard)

    KSU has both accelerated and traditional BSN programs and a graduate program as well.

    In terms of jobs, I will say that I got a good tip from someone that a good way to tell which hospitals are the best working environments is to check the newspaper to see who is hiring and who isn't. Chances are good that if they are constantly hiring then their turnover is high and its not a great place to work. Everything said in this thread mirrors what I have seen online.

    Northside is perpetually hiring L&D nurses. Frankly, I changed practices just to deliver at Kennestone when I found out what their C-section rate is. Emory Crawford Long is perpetually hiring as is Piedmont. CHOA is almost never hiring.

    Back to the main topic, I have heard that the programs for new grads are top notch at Northside. Personally, I would favor a job at the VA.

    Thanks for posting all this info guys!
  7. by   drea327
    I used to live in Atlanta and went to nursing school in Chicago. I really wanted to go back but all of the hospitals in Atlanta only hire new grads through residency programs twice a year. The programs that started in Aug were all filled up by April. I was so sad!!!! I applied to at least 10 hospitals and did not receive any call backs and I actually worked for Emory for 5 years.
  8. by   adema12
    Quote from rn2tobeatlanta
    Emory is very high priced. I haven't seen anyone on here mention Kennesaw State University but its reputation is stellar among local professionals and hospitals. (or so I have heard)

    KSU has both accelerated and traditional BSN programs and a graduate program as well.

    In terms of jobs, I will say that I got a good tip from someone that a good way to tell which hospitals are the best working environments is to check the newspaper to see who is hiring and who isn't. Chances are good that if they are constantly hiring then their turnover is high and its not a great place to work. Everything said in this thread mirrors what I have seen online.

    Northside is perpetually hiring L&D nurses. Frankly, I changed practices just to deliver at Kennestone when I found out what their C-section rate is. Emory Crawford Long is perpetually hiring as is Piedmont. CHOA is almost never hiring.

    Back to the main topic, I have heard that the programs for new grads are top notch at Northside. Personally, I would favor a job at the VA.

    Thanks for posting all this info guys!
    I just graduated from KSU in May from the accelerated program which i must say was well worth the sleepless nights and tons of assignments. I feel like the program has prepared me for a successful career in the future. Plus the tuition is not as high as some other colleges here in GA. I must warn you though, getting into the program is very difficult and they pretty much need all A's.
  9. by   VICEDRN
    Quote from adema12
    I just graduated from KSU in May from the accelerated program which i must say was well worth the sleepless nights and tons of assignments. I feel like the program has prepared me for a successful career in the future. Plus the tuition is not as high as some other colleges here in GA. I must warn you though, getting into the program is very difficult and they pretty much need all A's.
    Hey-

    I just started my program at KSU. I am glad to hear that you thought it was well worth it!
  10. by   lsutiger985
    Thank you so much!!! I'm moving to Ga in May
  11. by   NurseMarla
    Gordon College has a good ASN program but is farther south
  12. by   rmashaw
    I live on the southside (Fayetteville), have been a RN for 14 years, (2 years ICU and 12 years case management-worker's compensation (CCM). I graduate next month (BSN). I've been away from direct patient care too long so I will need a "re-entry program." I checked with Piedmont Fayette and they "might" be starting a class late Summer. Unfortunately I need to work now. Any advise for getting a case management (worker's comp) job on the southside or re-entry into bedside nursing?
  13. by   Mandylpn
    Thank You! That is so good to know because I am moving down there and really need a job!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Especially if the hospitals hire LPN's, that would be great.

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