Introductions - page 3

Hi everyone! I just thought I'd start the new State forums off with an introduction thread. Please feel free to reply to this thread if you wish. Otherwise, feel free to start a new topic if you... Read More

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    I plan on moving to NM.

    I'd like some advice on what hospitals are good to work at there?

    What do you think of Hobb's?
    UNM Hospital?
    I've heard to stay away from Lovelace.

    Do you have any suggestions also on other hospitals?

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    Hi Katerina
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    Sorry, I pushed the wrong button on this stupid thing. Any way, I've never worked at UNMH before but have many friends that do--they say the pluses include 5-1 ratios and that if you have a confused patient, getting a sitter doesn't take an act of God. However the patient population there is definitely different than the other hospitals as this is our county hospital. I have worked at Lovelace and really enjoyed it, however that was before all this turmoil over the buy out. I think once all the transitions are made and the new changes become the norm, things will be ok.
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    Hi Jackieliz .

    pushing the wrong that's ok, sometimes I do that too.
    It's nice to know I'm not the only one.

    Thanks for the feedback! You're wonderful.

    Yeah, I've taken care of alot of confused patients. I had one that kept on crawling over his bed rails and was at high risk for falls. It was too difficult to constantly check on him and help him (something anyone with no certification can do) so we had to get a 24hr attendant to sit in the room with him.

    I read about UNMH only through their website. I left a message with Human Resources this weekend, so hopefully they'll call tomorrow (Monday) and answer my questions.

    Temporary bummer for Lovelace.

    Did any of your friends that work at UNM hospital take classes or online courses to get a BSN while working? I'm just wondering if the hospital pays for it and for anything else such as the NCLEX and if they give sign-on bonuses. Hopefully, I'll find out this week, but I just wanted to ask you anyway just incase I didn't.
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    I know that tuition at the University is free for emloyees of the hospital, you still have to buy books etc... They also offer alot of classes for ceus. Whether or not they pay for NCLEX I dunno. Good luck!!
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    I live in Northern New Mexico, and moved here from the east coast about 2 1/2 years ago. I love the weather, outdoor activities and natural beauty of this state.

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