I work at KU, I know they are always looking for neuro ICU people.
After coming out of school I decided I would only work in 1 of 3 places. Truman ER...would be very interesting. Or St. Lukes or KU.
I have friends who work at shawnee mission as well and they seem to like it, but they are floor nurses, I'm not certain about the ICU's.
I would personally stay away from HCA's I worked for one as a tech while in nursing school
, I thought it was a bad environment. Almost completely staffed by agency. They paid well, but it wasn't worth it.
Almost all of the decent hospitals pay about the same, maybe + or - 50 cents an hour.
St. Lukes, KU and St. Joseph are magnet hospitals...probably better working conditions.
Honestly I would say St. Lukes and KU are the best hospitals, that is just my opinion, but many people share my feelings as well.
Just remember there are hospitals that pay better, but they have to in order to get people to work there, there is a reason for that.