Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans

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    Does anyone have any experience working for Ochsner? I am wanting some feedback on their facility.


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    you should repost this in the Louisiana forum, I work in Baton Rouge and don't have any experience at Ochsner, but I have heard good and bad just like any place.
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    I am considering moving to New Orleans and have been researching Ochsner Hospitals for potential employment. Can anyone tell me about the facility? Is it a good system to work for?
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    Quote from plinytheRN
    you should repost this in the Louisiana forum, I work in Baton Rouge and don't have any experience at Ochsner, but I have heard good and bad just like any place.
    Ok, awesome, I didn't know there was a Louisiana forum, I just posted there. Thank you!
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    <<<<<smiling>>>>wow, fond memories. I interviewed at Oschner when I was in nursing school in 1990. I waited forever for an offer from them and finally I got it! I started there in June of 1990 in their SICU, a 21 bed trauma surgical unit. I had a great nurse internship program but I had a HORRIBLE preceptor. He made me feel so uptight and nervous. I had to work night shifts so I only had once choice I was told for the preceptor. After 3 months I was told I could not come off orientation that I had to move to day shift and continue for a while longer. During those three months with my preceptor I just could not seem to get it. Whenever I was with someone else for other reasons I did just fine. The unit manager knew this and so did the clinical educators, but they could not give me anyone else they said. I elected to leave since I could not afford to move to day shift and went to Touro after that. Oschner itself was a fabulous place and Im sure with the right preceptor I would have been just fine. Good luck to you!!
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    I started right out of nursing school at Ochsner in the NICU. We had a very organized, long orientation period (not sure what it's like today, since it was 27 years ago). I think it is a good place to work and lear as well, since they have a Residency program.
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    I worked at main campus oschner as an lpn on IMTA (internal medicine/ telemetry) in 2010-2011. The learning experience wad great but the pay was low. I worked nights so I made diff and averaged 17 an hour. I then went on to home health and recently graduated excelsior college as an RN. My friends still work at ochsner as RNs and LPNs on IMTA, surgery, and pool. My brother whinis an RN works at tulane since 2010 and loves it. Pay is average 37 an hour night shift RN on transplant unit. If you are a new grad then oschner may be suited for you bc you will experience a lot and have lots of training options available. Good luck
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    Sorty for typos in previous post. On my cell phone. Meant was not wad and is after brother not whinis lol.
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    I have just started Peri-op 101 at Ochsner Main Campus a month ago. I can't speak to the orientation on the floor, but I have been so pleased with the orientation to surgery. I LOVE my OR job.
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