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What are various hospitals close to Dekalb and what are pay rates. Anyone know of any bonuses?
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I went to NIU in DeKalb, and because of the lack of hospitals in the immediate area, we did most of our clinicals in Rockford (about 45 minutes to the west), or the far western Chicago suburbs (about 45 minutes to the east).
Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb is a small community hospital. I believe there is also a hospital in Sycamore, just north of DeKalb. Other than those 2 facilities, I would recommend checking into Rockford (Swedish American Hospital and Rockford Memorial Hospital), or one of the far west suburbs, such as Elgin (Sherman and St Joe's Hospitals), Geneva (Delnor Community Hospital), Naperville (Edward's Hospital), Aurora (Rush-Copley Medical Center and Mercy Hospital), or Winfield (Central DuPage Hospital). Most of these areas are easily accessible by the East-West Tollway from DeKalb.