Relocating to Kansas - page 2

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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 that, what hospitals do y'all... Read More


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    I have several friends from Ellinwood. Small state. I'm currently in Hays and I love the hospital here. Have you checked it out yet? I know its a bit of a drive but if its the best for you, sometimes its worth it.
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    Quote from TexasR.N.
    Hi Jaime,
    The name of the town is Ellinwood Ks. 67526, any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Cam
    Sorry, I don't know Ellinwood, so I can't offer any insights. But best of luck to you!:redpinkhe
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    Quote from That Guy
    I have several friends from Ellinwood. Small state. I'm currently in Hays and I love the hospital here. Have you checked it out yet? I know its a bit of a drive but if its the best for you, sometimes its worth it.
    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
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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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    Thanks for the info. I am glad to hear your are having a good experience there. Good luck with school!
    Cam
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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.
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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
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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!
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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 ...
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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


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