Hey everyone -
I will graduate with my BSN in May (this is a second degree), and my partner and I have decided now is the time to finally move to Hawaii. We've lived in both Singapore and Taiwan, so we know we love tropical islands, and after three years in Albuquerque I am sure tired of being land-locked!
I'm trying to figure out which hospital in/near Honolulu has the best program for new grads. Queens seems to have a good rep based on other threads I've read. What about Hawaii Pacific Health or St. Francis? Are there others I'm missing? I've been to Oahu before, so have an idea of the lay of the land, but it is still a bit intimidating trying to find employment from so far away. Does anyone have any idea what the patient/nurse ratios would be on a general Med/Surg floor? Does anyone here actually work on a M/S floor they'd recommend?
There is always the temptation to start on a ICU to get a longer orientation, but I think my career would be better served by starting on a general floor before specializing. I guess that is a debate for another thread though.
Anyway, I'd sure appreciate any and all advice. Thanks in advance!