Relocating to Maryland - page 3

by hellooonurse

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My husband and I would like to move to Maryland. We're doing all of our research and we're also planning a trip to check out different areas. Can someone help me with finding the best area? By the time we move I will be an RN and... Read More


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    I just moved to Maryland from out west and took a job at Johns Hopkins, so my experience may be similar in that I essentially uprooted my family to come here. I had spent the last couple of years during my education researching the different hospitals, talking to recruiters, and also finding people who worked at these facilities. Essentially it boils down to what you are looking for when you start your nursing career, just as I am. I narrowed my interests down to Hopkins and Maryland, with my eventual selection of Hopkins. Hands down these two facilities offered me the chance to be involved with the cutting edge in healthcare...at least for my specific needs.

    I think the starting salary and cost of living here is quite appealing compared to out west, however talking to some of the folks that have been here awhile will verify that Maryland definitely has a hot real estate market. My wife and I bought a house in Lutherville and essentially had to make an offer that day, which was the first day on the market. Although houses here are skyrocketing, they are still a bargain to us, but of course this is open for interpretation. Anyway, Hopkins has great benefits and the starting salary was the highest offered out of all of the hospitals I looked at, which was around $25.00/hr (ICU), plus biannual bonuses, and they are actually reevaluating current salaries and increasing them in Sept. to stay competitive.

    All in all the great thing about Baltimore is that everything is so close and there are some amazing areas that are really beautiful, safe, and have good schools. If you need more info please feel free to PM or email me.
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    hi,

    i am planning to move to Maryland.i would like to know some details about Penninsula Regional Medical centre.i am appointent there as a nurse.i would be happy if you could be able to give me any information regarding this and also places where i can live with my husband.






    Quote from rayofsunshine
    I know some hospitals in the area do offer sign-on bonuses. Although, I'm not sure which ones. Maryland is also experiencing a nursing shortage.
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    Quote from phatlipboardz
    I just moved to Maryland from out west and took a job at Johns Hopkins, so my experience may be similar in that I essentially uprooted my family to come here. I had spent the last couple of years during my education researching the different hospitals, talking to recruiters, and also finding people who worked at these facilities. Essentially it boils down to what you are looking for when you start your nursing career, just as I am. I narrowed my interests down to Hopkins and Maryland, with my eventual selection of Hopkins. Hands down these two facilities offered me the chance to be involved with the cutting edge in healthcare...at least for my specific needs.

    I think the starting salary and cost of living here is quite appealing compared to out west, however talking to some of the folks that have been here awhile will verify that Maryland definitely has a hot real estate market. My wife and I bought a house in Lutherville and essentially had to make an offer that day, which was the first day on the market. Although houses here are skyrocketing, they are still a bargain to us, but of course this is open for interpretation. Anyway, Hopkins has great benefits and the starting salary was the highest offered out of all of the hospitals I looked at, which was around $25.00/hr (ICU), plus biannual bonuses, and they are actually reevaluating current salaries and increasing them in Sept. to stay competitive.

    All in all the great thing about Baltimore is that everything is so close and there are some amazing areas that are really beautiful, safe, and have good schools. If you need more info please feel free to PM or email me.
    I am a recent new grad. I took a sign on bonus and I have been licensed and working since June 16 2005, I have to say that I am in disharmony with where I work, the educator has split, my manager makes promises that she can't keep, the nurses rarely follow policy and play passive aggressive with the Doctors, but will still do things not within there scope, like write verbal orders prior to speaking with the Doc, or pulling Chest tubes out of the pleural space, and there is no such thing as a sterile dressing change.
    THere are 3 of us new grads that began in the ICU, we were promised a critical education program, and some structure. The education has been reluctantly done by the nurse educator who has dissappeared...and the only structure I have mustered has been through my own generation, like reading policies and getting comfortable with norms, utilizing other resources as well as communicating with my preceptors and manager.
    I am sorry to go on I guess I needed to vent, the reason why I am writing in response to your message is I have been doing research and found JH to have quite an impressive New Grad program, while I am across the country, in AZ, I am longing for a place where teaching and learning is ingrained into all aspects of patient care, medicine and healing. Even though it may not be even remotely feasable to relocate right now I take my Nursing carreer very seriously and feel like I won't have this 1st year as a new grad back. Doctors do fellowships..right?
    Any words of wisdom or suggestions are welcomed.
    C
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    Penninsula General Hospital is located on the Eastern Shore of the state. This is approximately 2 1/2 hours from Baltimore. The communities nearby that hospital are Salisbury, Berlin, and Ocean Pines. Ocean Pines is the nicest, but further away ( around 30 minutes). The big benefit is you're really close to the shore, and can enjoy the summers (just the traffic sucks during the summer).
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    Hi,

    I am happy that you gave me some information.I would like to know about the salary details and the working environment there.Also i would be happy if u could give me some information regarding the oppurtunities of IT people near the area.
    Thanking u,
    See u soon,
    bye.Lija Rajesh












    Quote from surginurse
    Penninsula General Hospital is located on the Eastern Shore of the state. This is approximately 2 1/2 hours from Baltimore. The communities nearby that hospital are Salisbury, Berlin, and Ocean Pines. Ocean Pines is the nicest, but further away ( around 30 minutes). The big benefit is you're really close to the shore, and can enjoy the summers (just the traffic sucks during the summer).
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    Quote from lijarajesh
    Hi,

    I am happy that you gave me some information.I would like to know about the salary details and the working environment there.Also i would be happy if u could give me some information regarding the oppurtunities of IT people near the area.
    Thanking u,
    See u soon,
    bye.Lija Rajesh
    I believe the going rate is around $27-29/hour, maybe more with experience. I don't know much about the working environment, as I lived in Baltimore. My grandfather had his chemo there, once a month, for several months, and I would go with him. The staff were wonderful to him. They didn't seem overly stressed, and had plenty of time to spend with him. My grandmother, aunt, and uncle still live there, and they rave about this hospital. The only other hospital even close, is Atlantic General. They only have a handful of beds, as it's usually a stop-over to another hospital. This one is much less busy in the winter, but; very hectic in the summer. I have a friend who just went to work in their OR, and so far, she loves it. Atlantic General is located in Berlin, which is about 20 minutes from Salisbury, where Penninsula General is. So sorry I can't provide you with more details. Best of luck to you. Maryland is a beautiful state, and there's lots to see and do, especially for families. I really miss it, as I recently relocated to Las Vegas. I won't miss the snow, tho! LOL!! Make sure you try the steamed crabs!


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