A NON- Ivy tech question-- Bloomington nurses??? - Page 2Register Today!
- Aug 24, '08 by XB9SJust a little moderator plea, please try to keep discussions respectful.
There are obviously lots of you who are interested in Ivy tech and this generates many posts. There is the Ivy tech chat thread as already mentioned which is very well used but there are also other things that may get lost in that thread which are posted outside of it.
There is nothing stopping any member posting a question about any subject relevent to nursing in Indiana in this forum, you can be as active or passive as you wish.
This area of the site is for all Indiana nurses, if there is something that you want to know about then post it up and see what response you get.
I am very keen to hear from any member who has sugestions of what you would like to see here, at the end of the day this is the area for Indiana nurses so if there are any subjects you think would be useful as a sticky at the top of the forum, or suggestions that would help this area work a little better all you need to do is send me a PM or even post the suggestion in the forum.
SharrieLast edit by XB9S on Aug 24, '08 : Reason: cos I kant spel
- Sep 2, '08 by racing-mom4I agree with the OP, I am an RN and log on to this Indiana site from time to time to see what is new in my home state and all I see is Ivy Tech this, Ivy Tech that---it does get frustrating, I agree we are allowed to post on non ivy tech topics, but I am guessing most practicing nurses are hanging out in the general forum or the speciality sections and not the regional area. Here is my routine when I log onto AN. Start at the the General-bouce over to the ICU, maybe glance at the students section (cause my heart aches for those folks freaked out about having to still take Nclex) then take a look at the Indiana section.
- Sep 2, '08 by XB9SYou may have noticed that to try to allow Indiana nursing issues to be a bit more visable there is now a sub section in the Indy forums for nursing programs.
Hopefully this will help everyone who posts
- Sep 2, '08 by GREENECOUNTYGIRL84Most People Go To Ivy Tech B/c It Is Cheaper And A Lot Quicker. Plus They Have A 99% Pass Rate On The Nclex. Yeah It Is Hard To Get Into, But It Is A Good Program.
- Sep 2, '08 by indymomRN:deadhorse
- Sep 3, '08 by Pat_Pat RNI worked at Monroe for a year in the ER. I did my clinicals at school at BH, and I work at BHOC in Paoli.
Monroe was a fine place to work. The pay was very good, 133% of what I was making at BHOC for the same job. I worked both places while in school. The ER department is good, I took my wife there when I worked there. They diagnosed a heart murmur (unrelated to why she was there) which turned out to be Pulmonary HTN. The ICU dept I think is up to snuff, I know some of the nurses that worked there too. The Med/Surg floor, when I worked there, wasn't all that great, but that has been 2 years ago.
Since BH runs the ambulance service, Monroe gets like "0" ambulance patients. Or they get the frequent fliers that BHER doesn't want to deal with for the 99th time.
Way more than can be discussed on here.
- Jul 11, '09 by abigraceBumping this, because I have the same question. Any more opinions out there on where to work as an RN living in Bloomington?
- Aug 7, '09 by OR RN ReamonHmmmm? I'm not on here enough to know much about the whole Ivy Tech thing, but what I do know about is Bloomington Hospital... I was employed there until just recently and my emotions and experiences are very mixed... I had the pleasure of working with several wonderful people there and giving our patients the best care possible, but I also had the burden of working with many people who were unqualified, incompetent, or simply lazy... In my opinion management at BH is a big group of bobble heads, nodding all the time that they are "listening" to your worries, and shaking back and forth as soon as you walk out the door... everything is about the facade, as long as we look good the public will think we are good... so lets go spend tons of money on things we don't really need and cut out all the perks for our workers... I mean for gods sakes, we got a Kroger coupon for 12$ at thanksgiving ( to help with the cost of your holiday meal, may not be used to purchase alcohol, tabacco, or lottery tickets... ) and a free meal from the cafeteria for christmas... geee! thanks boss! Glad to see you gave yourself a big raise though, can i get a lift to work in your new corvette???
I can't say much about Monroe, most of the information I ever got was probably tainted through my affiliation with BH... I have heard from many patients that it's a great place to seak treatment.
I'm at UH in Indy now, and I'm not as naive as I was long ago, but I can tell I'm already much more appreciated here. I have plenty of room to grow, wonderful benefits, fair pay, and the mortgage on my brand new 4 BR house is only 40$ more than my 1 BR apartment was in B-town ( thanks IU for jacking the cost of living into the heavens! ) So, my advice? If you can, get out of Bloomington!!!!! There's a world of opportunity out there ( and employers still willing to pay a moving bonus... ) If for some reason you're stuck there, look at all your options, take your time, ask potential employers questions, sell yourself, make them beg to hire you!!! and if you happen to end up at BH, do me a favor, do your very best to make a difference, it's what I tried to do every day... if you really want to you can make a change, it may only reach a short way ( in my case the OR I worked in... ) but it will be your little patch of respite, and it will give you what you need to care for those in need...
- May 20, '10 by chickacherrycolaAs someone who worked hard in 4 years of nursing school for a BSN degree, I can definately see the frustration that the rest of you are feeling. When looking at boards like this that are flogged by "Ivy Tech" posts, it really makes me want to find a "block" button for these posts... they do not pertain to me! Besides this, nursing jobs for new grads are very hard to come by these days, and most times when I talked to nurse recruiters, their first question was "Do you have your BSN?" This makes me wonder where all the AN nurses are getting jobs at....
ANYWAYS... I am from the Indianapolis area but applied to Bloomington hospital because I needed a job wherever I could get it and Bloomington had a ton of openings. I did not end up taking the job but I can say they were going to pay me more than the job offer in the hospital that I have been an SN 2 at for 2+ years, and seemed to be very open to having new nurses on their units. I'm not quite sure if this is the information you wanted, but hey, at least they offered a new grad a job!!
- Mar 9, '11 by freebirdRN86Quote from chickacherrycolaI'm getting this vibe that you're a little biased towards nurses with their ASN, i apologize if i'm wrong. To answer your question about 10 months later, I'm a new grad (Dec. '10) and I have my ASN with no prior nursing experience of any sort and I got a job with one of the IU Health hospitals downtown. Yes, BSN are probably becoming to be the preference, but when it comes down to hiring someone, they're gonna hire the person who they get the right feel for, ASN or BSN. I'm working on my BSN right now, I just wanted to get a job sooner.As someone who worked hard in 4 years of nursing school for a BSN degree, I can definately see the frustration that the rest of you are feeling. When looking at boards like this that are flogged by "Ivy Tech" posts, it really makes me want to find a "block" button for these posts... they do not pertain to me! Besides this, nursing jobs for new grads are very hard to come by these days, and most times when I talked to nurse recruiters, their first question was "Do you have your BSN?" This makes me wonder where all the AN nurses are getting jobs at....