UMD vs. Johns Hopkins

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    Can anyone offer advice between working for UMD vs Johns Hopkins? I will be a new grad with an ADN and I'd like to work in ICU and hopefully go to CRNA school one day. I'm not from MD but I think I'd like to relocate to Baltimore.

    Thanks

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    Quote from bryanboling5
    Can anyone offer advice between working for UMD vs Johns Hopkins? I will be a new grad with an ADN and I'd like to work in ICU and hopefully go to CRNA school one day. I'm not from MD but I think I'd like to relocate to Baltimore.

    Thanks

    I have been told that Hopkins is more doctor-oriented and follows a more medical model rather than a nursing model of patient care. I remember one of my instructors complaining that the head of nursing at Hopkins is a doctor rather than a nurse. That might be something to look into.

    I'm at UMD, and I'm very pleased so far.
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    One of my coworkers worked at both JHH and UMD. She liked UMD but felt like she had to relearn everything after leaving there whereas JHH teaches things more "by the book" and was very meticulous. Just her opinion.
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    I would prefer UMD, only because JHH is supposed to be this top notch hospital, yet the staff is paid a lot less than other hospitals. Also, you even have to pay them for parking, etc. We have a hospital in Delaware that gives you free health benefits, gym memberships, help with daycare, and pays like $3 an hour more than them! I was so shocked!
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    Quote from jennk
    i would prefer umd, only because jhh is supposed to be this top notch hospital, yet the staff is paid a lot less than other hospitals. also, you even have to pay them for parking, etc. we have a hospital in delaware that gives you free health benefits, gym memberships, help with daycare, and pays like $3 an hour more than them! i was so shocked!
    i've heard that hopkins used to pay a lot less than other hospitals, but that isn't the case anymore. i've been looking around, and can't find anyplace else that will pay me as much as hopkins will! plus, hr says they all get a raise once a year to keep their pay above everyone else's.


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    really? i would not be a nurse for that pay that jhh pays. it is ridiculously low. all the hospitals around me also give raises and sign on bonuses. i just can't justify working there for only a coupld dollars more than what i would be making as an lpn at the other hospitals. maybe the nursing recruiter was wrong with what she told me, but it was lower than umd and everywhere else i have looked into

    Quote from ruby vee
    i've heard that hopkins used to pay a lot less than other hospitals, but that isn't the case anymore. i've been looking around, and can't find anyplace else that will pay me as much as hopkins will! plus, hr says they all get a raise once a year to keep their pay above everyone else's.


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    Hopkins Nurses are paid one the highest salaries in the country now! I will be starting there this Fall, nad mycousin has been there for a few years and loves it. I think every hospital has its pit falls, but if you want to learn, this is the place to be. UM is also a great hospital -ie., Shock Trauma, my hat goes off to these nurses... Both hospitals are great places, it is just making that decision...
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    U of MD pays at least $4.00 an hour more to new RNs. After a few years experience the gap closes between the hospitals and you'll notice that most of the nurses at JHH are younger because it is a great place to learn and start a career. I know nurses that have been at JHH for 4 years that aren't making what new nurses out in the county do.
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    Quote from amlopez
    U of MD pays at least $4.00 an hour more to new RNs. After a few years experience the gap closes between the hospitals and you'll notice that most of the nurses at JHH are younger because it is a great place to learn and start a career. I know nurses that have been at JHH for 4 years that aren't making what new nurses out in the county do.
    Very true. They get a bunch of nurses from out of state/area who are impressed with the Hopkins name and cache and willing to work for a decreased pay.

    Depending on your floor, you might get that experience that sets you apart from nurses around the country or you might get a floor that provides the same kind of care you'd get at any hospital.

    So it really depends. Aside from working in the Children's hospital, I'd pick UMD over Hopkins.
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    This thread is from 2005!!!
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