Magnet hospitals in/around Baltimore

  1. 0
    The magnet hospitals in/around Baltimore are University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), The JH Hospital, Sinai Hospital, and Franklin Square. Does anyone work at these hospitals and have experience with the hospital helping you or your collegues with graduate level education? Do you feel the nurses in these hospitals are really set apart from other hospitals? Do you feel there is an advantage for nurse who is interested in pursuing graduate level education to work at one of these hospitals (besides for the fact that they are top quality)?
  2. Get the Hottest Nursing Topics Straight to Your Inbox!

  3. 8 Comments so far...

  4. 0
    I would ask this in the regional section for MD nurses. May be able to find answers there.
  5. 0
    Thanks!
  6. 1
    If you are a new grad/soon to be new grad, I would also encourage you to look at the DC metro area hospitals and facilities. DC is only 30 miles from Baltimore, and if you have a car and/or depending where you are in relation to Baltimore it might be doable.
    Jules A likes this.
  7. 0
    moved to our maryland nurses for best chance area rn's responses.
  8. 1
    Quote from ChristineN
    If you are a new grad/soon to be new grad, I would also encourage you to look at the DC metro area hospitals and facilities. DC is only 30 miles from Baltimore, and if you have a car and/or depending where you are in relation to Baltimore it might be doable.
    Yikes!

    It may be only 30 miles, but the commute during the high traffic hours can be totally nightmarish. I don't drive to/from DC, in the high traffic hours at all.

    Using the commuter train might be good, though
    KimberlyRN89 likes this.
  9. 0
    I work in DC and they pay a bit more than Maryland in many cases although it can be more expensive to live there. I would search on the general forum here to see how unimpressed many are with the whole magnet thing. There are quite a few threads.
  10. 1
    Quote from caroladybelle
    Yikes!

    It may be only 30 miles, but the commute during the high traffic hours can be totally nightmarish. I don't drive to/from DC, in the high traffic hours at all.

    Using the commuter train might be good, though
    I understand that it isn't ideal, but if you are doing a reverse commute, or are able to move, it might be worthwhile.
    Jules A likes this.
  11. 0
    Quote from ChristineN
    I understand that it isn't ideal, but if you are doing a reverse commute, or are able to move, it might be worthwhile.
    It is a lot more than less than ideal.

    Think close to 2 hrs or more for the commute each way to and from Baltimore depending on location.

    That's a lot of time, especially if you are tired.

    When I lived in Rockville and worked in Bethesda, the 7 mile trek took anywhere from 20 minutes to 100 minutes or more, depending on time and traffic issues. And rush hour is from 0530 to 1030 AM, and 1445 to 1930, with traffic blocked often in both directions on the beltway, and other major thoroughfares.
    Last edit by caroladybelle on Jul 5, '11


Top