Relocating to Kansas - page 2

Hi, My family and I are looking to relocate to Kansas to be closer to my extended family. We will live in central Kansas and I realize I'll probably have to drive a ways for work. Having said... Read More

  1. Visit  That Guy profile page
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    Quote from TexasR.N.
    I believe that I looked at y'alls website. I'll look it up again tonight, we've just been busy getting the house and land ready to sell. Driving doesn't bother me, I drive about an hour to work right now and don't mind it.

    Can you tell me a more about your hospital, why you like it, etc....

    Thanks for your input.
    Craig
    I'll preface it with this first. Im still in School and have done all my clinicals there and a summer internship in Cardiac Care where we were basically a nurse, just no pyxis access. Never had more than 4 pts in Cardiac and 2 in ICU. I have friends on Med and Surg that say they typically have 5-6 a shift but sometimes as high as 8.

    The reason I love it is because of the way they treat the students there. They provide a great opportunity to learn as much as possible and try to include you in everything. In doing my internship my Dr that I reported to made me go in and watch an open heart surgery and then take care of that pt for the first 12 hours just to see what the patients had to go through so I really understood what was happening.

    The Cardiac unit expanded recently and the ICU took over the old/brand new cardiac unit and is wonderful. ED is a level 3 if I remember correctly with EagleMed rotor/fixed wing services and can be busy and slow just like any ED. Thats basically where I spent all my time so thats all I can really say about that. Anything else let me know. Hope this didnt break any of the Forums rules.
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  3. Visit  TexasR.N. profile page
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    Thanks for the info. I am glad to hear your are having a good experience there. Good luck with school!
    Cam
  4. Visit  honeycalifornia profile page
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    Hi there,

    I am new grad RN relocating from Cali and tomorrow I am interviewing for the position in Hays hospital. They have new grad program there which I am really excited about, but I am wondering if as a new grad they offer you training needed and if they are receptive toward new grads. It is important for me to know how they treat their nurses . Also I was wondering if you know what the starting pay is? Can you self schedule?
    Your response would be greatly appreciated.
  5. Visit  TexasR.N. profile page
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    Quote from honeycalifornia
    Hi there,

    I am new grad RN relocating from Cali and tomorrow I am interviewing for the position in Hays hospital. They have new grad program there which I am really excited about, but I am wondering if as a new grad they offer you training needed and if they are receptive toward new grads. It is important for me to know how they treat their nurses . Also I was wondering if you know what the starting pay is? Can you self schedule?
    Your response would be greatly appreciated.
    Good luck with the interview and keep us posted.

    Craig
  6. Visit  That Guy profile page
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    Quote from honeycalifornia
    Hi there,

    I am new grad RN relocating from Cali and tomorrow I am interviewing for the position in Hays hospital. They have new grad program there which I am really excited about, but I am wondering if as a new grad they offer you training needed and if they are receptive toward new grads. It is important for me to know how they treat their nurses . Also I was wondering if you know what the starting pay is? Can you self schedule?
    Your response would be greatly appreciated.
    Well howdy! I am signing up for them as soon as I graduate and lived in Hays for 6 years now. Lived in cali before this place too!

    To answer a few questions. They are extremely receptive to new grads. It is a teaching hospital for nurses and they are very good about it. I have several friends that just got out of the Versant program and are all working there loving their jobs. They do offer training needed and typically quickly advance people into ACLS and other certifications if needed. Depending on the area you are in determines starting pay/self schedule. I worked up in CPCU for an internship and they have complete control of scheduling and started close to 24 for night shift.

    If you have any other questions feel free to hit me up and let us know how it went!
  7. Visit  honeycalifornia profile page
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    Thanks so much for your helpful reply...I just herd from them today and for some reason I haven't been selected ...
  8. Visit  khampl profile page
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    if you're interested in a small town- work at community memorial healthcare in Marysville, ks...20 bed hospital

    But, for me- I like a big city- So I'm at KU Med in Kansas City...500+ beds
  9. Visit  TexasR.N. profile page
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    Just a bump to the top. We continue to try to relocate to Kansas to be close to family. We have found a house and are very active in trying to sell our place in Texas.

    Hope all is well with everyone.
  10. Visit  BluegrassRN profile page
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    If you want a job, Larned State Hospital is hiring. I am not in that area, but our local newspaper just carried a story about the fact that they are experiencing such a staffing shortage that they have temporarily mandated overtime for all staff members.

    It would be about a 45-60 minute drive west from Ellinwood, but it would be a job until you found something better. They used to offer some sort of incentives for nurses who have to travel in, such as milage and 12 hour shifts (most shifts are 8s) and even the use of a dorm for those who travelled in from a great distance). I never worked there, but I did my psych clinicals there.

    Psych nursing isn't my cup of tea, but I'd do it until something better/closer/in my field opened up. It could be an opportunity for you to get your foot in the door in central Kansas, employment-wise.

    Here's a link to the job description:
    http://www.da.ks.gov/ps/pub/reqinfo.asp?id=169313

    Even if you don't fulfill the requirements (i.e. you don't have MANDT certification), I'd still apply. When I was a student, they begged us to apply after we finished our schooling, they included a job app with your clinical orientation paperwork, and they have contacted me twice in the 4 years since graduation to ask me if I'd be interested in applying for a position. I'm guessing you could get hired there with a little persistence!

    Ah, another thought: go ahead and apply for your Ks license. Upon contacting the BON, ask to be signed up for their newsletter, which is a 20ish page newspaper type of publication that comes out a couple of times a year. It is FULL of advertisements for jobs.

    ETA: I see you've already found a house, so I'll just delete my house-buying-in-central-Kansas advice!
  11. Visit  TexasR.N. profile page
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    Thanks for the info BluegrassRN. We haven't been able to sell our place and relocate, it's still our goal though.


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