I am at a career crossroads and was wondering if anyone is/has worked at the Brigham & Women's Hospital? They seem to have exceptional training programs and have heard they're the highest paying hospital in Boston. I also noticed they have an awful lot of openings, especially in their onc/bmt units. Any feedback would be most appreciated. Thanks so much.
May 17, '04
I work at BWH, but not in a bedside nursing role (I work in the Card. Surg. Research office). I did have to go through orientation (takes two weeks) and then there is a preceptor program that is tailored to the new hire's needs (for example, if you've never worked in Onc./BMT the program would be longer.
We are a unionized hospital, not sure if it's the highest paying in the state, but it's right up there. Contract up this Sept.
I've been here 3 years and love it.
The nursing dept. encourages learning, taking vacations/days off, mentoring, community activities etc.
I hope someone else here can speak to the specifics of floor nursing.
Good luck with your decision!