Is there no body in Louisiana who can help me decide. I seriously need your guidance.
Mar 11, '08
I have to assume you mean that you are going to work in New Orleans since you mentioned Tulane and Oschner.
Tulane is a large teaching hospital. The pay is good, one of the highest but the nurse to patient ratio is high. Right now they are offering a $5,000.00 sign on bonus for Med Surg and down from there for other areas.
I do not know a lot about Oschner, you could look on their web site, but they are the premier hospital as far as benefits and work satisfaction. The pay is not as high as other hospitals.
There is also University which is paying high right now, but again like Tulane, this is becoming a charity hospital. There is Touro, a private hospital that pays well and Oschner/Baptist.
Good Luck, I will have some more info for you next week or later this week, because we are doing a study to find out what each hospital in the city is offering.
Mar 12, '08
Thank you for answering my question. I didn't know that Tulane is going to be a charity hospital and how it will affect nurses.Will the the nurse to patient ratio be like 6:1 or even more. I have never heard of Touro, is the Pt. ratio to nurse is low or average. How about pays, benefits. Is it enough to sustain life in New-Orleans. I heard it is one of the very expensive city. I am sorry, I have so many questions. But, I am very thankful for your reply and hoping to hear from you soon.