Moving to Manhattan... need a job!

  1. I am a nursing student in Oregon who will be graduating in June and then moving to Manhattan. I am looking at a couple of hospitals, specifically Mt. Sinai and New York-Presbyterian. Do any of you by chance have experience with any of these facilities and if so, any words of wisdom? Or perhaps, some of you have recommendations as to other faciliites that are great to work at? There are just so many hospitals in your big city and I'm not sure where to even start.

    Also, any advice on what areas are the best to look at for housing? We realize the cost of living is higher there and are prepared for that but have never actually been to NYC and are wondering about what areas are safest for a couple from the Northwest? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
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  3. by   kjt2004
    jobs-go to www.nursingspectrum.com
    apartment- www.nytimes.com realestate section
    Neighborhoods in Manhattan- if you insist, upper east side. Most areas are ok, you just have to be street smart.

    I mentioned a few areas in brooklyn in your previous post.

    Quote from newgirlintown
    I am a nursing student in Oregon who will be graduating in June and then moving to Manhattan. I am looking at a couple of hospitals, specifically Mt. Sinai and New York-Presbyterian.-- Do any of you by chance have experience with any of these facilities and if so, any words of wisdom? Or perhaps, some of you have recommendations as to other faciliites that are great to work at? There are just so many hospitals in your big city and I'm not sure where to even start.

    Also, any advice on what areas are the best to look at for housing? We realize the cost of living is higher there and are prepared for that but have never actually been to NYC and are wondering about what areas are safest for a couple from the Northwest? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
  4. by   SarasotaRN2b
    [font=Comic Sans MS]Are you working on your BSN? I had noticed when I was looking at hospitals in New York City that many required the BSN. I know that at one time, I was looking at Mt. Sinai as well and they did require the BSN.

    [font=Comic Sans MS]Good luck to you though , it sounds exciting!
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    [font=Comic Sans MS]Kris
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    Quote from newgirlintown
    I am a nursing student in Oregon who will be graduating in June and then moving to Manhattan. I am looking at a couple of hospitals, specifically Mt. Sinai and New York-Presbyterian. Do any of you by chance have experience with any of these facilities and if so, any words of wisdom? Or perhaps, some of you have recommendations as to other faciliites that are great to work at? There are just so many hospitals in your big city and I'm not sure where to even start.

    Also, any advice on what areas are the best to look at for housing? We realize the cost of living is higher there and are prepared for that but have never actually been to NYC and are wondering about what areas are safest for a couple from the Northwest? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
  5. by   Michele G.
    Quote from mccnrs2b
    [font=Comic Sans MS]Are you working on your BSN? I had noticed when I was looking at hospitals in New York City that many required the BSN. I know that at one time, I was looking at Mt. Sinai as well and they did require the BSN.

    [font=Comic Sans MS]Good luck to you though , it sounds exciting!
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    [font=Comic Sans MS]Kris
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    Is it true that the hospitals require a BSN? Are there any hospitals that don't? Which ones?

    Michele
  6. by   newgirlintown
    Yeah, I'll have my BSN when I finish in June. Are you still interested in Mt. Sinai and if so, have you heard anything about working there? It's so hard to find anything out being over here on the other side of the country. Thanks for the reply by the way!
  7. by   kjt2004
    Go to this website for available staff positions at Mt. Sinai http://www.mountsinai.org/hso/hso_fr...osp=msh&nav=co
    Call the recruitor and express you interest in the hosital.

    Quote from newgirlintown
    I am a nursing student in Oregon who will be graduating in June and then moving to Manhattan. I am looking at a couple of hospitals, specifically Mt. Sinai and New York-Presbyterian. Do any of you by chance have experience with any of these facilities and if so, any words of wisdom? Or perhaps, some of you have recommendations as to other faciliites that are great to work at? There are just so many hospitals in your big city and I'm not sure where to even start.

    Also, any advice on what areas are the best to look at for housing? We realize the cost of living is higher there and are prepared for that but have never actually been to NYC and are wondering about what areas are safest for a couple from the Northwest? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
    Last edit by kjt2004 on Jan 28, '05
  8. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from michele g.
    is it true that the hospitals require a bsn? are there any hospitals that don't? which ones?
    back in the day when there wasn't a shortage (when i graduated) there were many hospitals who only took bsn. i know nyu was one of them. i'm sure they all 'prefer' a bsn. but i know columbia has taken adn nurses (i worked there). that would not deter me from applying to any hospital, not these days anyway.
  9. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from newgirlintown
    Yeah, I'll have my BSN when I finish in June. Are you still interested in Mt. Sinai and if so, have you heard anything about working there? It's so hard to find anything out being over here on the other side of the country. Thanks for the reply by the way!
    Go to their website. It might be combined with NYU. Do a search of Mt Sinai.
  10. by   kjt2004
    if you go to mt. sinai hospital's web site, you will notice they require a bsn for most if not all of there positions.
    i graduated in 2000 with my aas. the hospitals in manhattan did prefer bsn graduates or you have to be enrolled to get your bsn.


    Quote from bonemarrowrn
    back in the day when there wasn't a shortage (when i graduated) there were many hospitals who only took bsn. i know nyu was one of them. i'm sure they all 'prefer' a bsn. but i know columbia has taken adn nurses (i worked there). that would not deter me from applying to any hospital, not these days anyway.
  11. by   kercha
    Quote from bonemarrowrn
    back in the day when there wasn't a shortage (when i graduated) there were many hospitals who only took bsn. i know nyu was one of them. i'm sure they all 'prefer' a bsn. but i know columbia has taken adn nurses (i worked there). that would not deter me from applying to any hospital, not these days anyway.
    hello
    from oregon to nyc
    small town vs a huge city
    the capital of the world, where the city never sleeps
    i want to wish you the best of luck
    jobs are not going to be a problem, plenty of hospitals some less than a mile apart.
    columbia, mount sinai, nyu, hospital for special surgery, are excellent hospitals,and prefer to hire bsn nurses, most of their clients are wealthy affluent and the elite and will hire a bsn over an adn. mount sinai just acheive magnet status.

    salary starts in the low to mid 60.000/ yr, excellent benefits, 20 to 23 vacation days, along with sick time and annual time. along with a union.

    cost of living is outrageous, that sounds like a lot of money, but depending on your life style you can be pretty much living from pay check to pay check. a decent studio apartment can cost you at least a $1000.00/month or more in midtown manhattan. and if a broker find you this apt you will have to pay them whatever the apt cost for a month, along with 1 month rent and 1 month security.($3000.00)

    second option maybe to opt to live in the surrounding boroughs, in brooklyn, queens, stay away from the bronx, and stay closer to the downtown brooklyn area, expensive, but larger rooms for your money. they are also great hospitals in brooklyn. pays about the same as manhattan, and public transportation is the best in the country.

    i have live in ny for the last 16 years, a great city, but i also have grown to hate it. people are rude, and not friendly. the streets are filthy the roads in a lot of areas have large pot holes, and crime is rampant, you have to always watch your back, be aware who is getting on the elevator with you, always be on the lookout for the con-artist. i am going to be relocating next month to atlanta. any more queries about this city let me know. its a great city but the cost of living here is not worth it.
  12. by   newgirlintown
    Thank you so much for all your advice. I really appreciate it!

    Quote from SAVION 18
    Hello
    From Oregon to NYC
    small town vs a huge city
    The capital of the world, where the city never sleeps
    I want to wish you the best of luck
    Jobs are not going to be a problem, plenty of hospitals some less than a mile apart.
    Columbia, Mount Sinai, NYU, Hospital for Special surgery, are excellent hospitals,and prefer to hire BSN nurses, most of their clients are wealthy affluent and the elite and will hire a BSN over an ADN. Mount Sinai just acheive Magnet status.

    Salary starts in the low to mid 60.000/ yr, Excellent benefits, 20 to 23 vacation days, along with sick time and annual time. Along with a union.

    Cost of living is outrageous, that sounds like a lot of money, but depending on your life style you can be pretty much living from pay check to pay check. A decent studio apartment can cost you at least a $1000.00/month or more in midtown Manhattan. and if a broker find you this apt you will have to pay them whatever the apt cost for a month, along with 1 month rent and 1 month security.($3000.00)

    Second option maybe to opt to live in the surrounding Boroughs, in Brooklyn, Queens, stay away from the Bronx, and stay closer to the downtown Brooklyn area, expensive, but larger rooms for your money. They are also great hospitals in Brooklyn. pays about the same as Manhattan, and public transportation is the best in the country.

    I have live in NY for the last 16 years, a great city, but I also have grown to hate it. People are rude, and not friendly. The streets are filthy the roads in a lot of areas have large pot holes, and crime is rampant, you have to always watch your back, be aware who is getting on the elevator with you, always be on the lookout for the con-artist. I am going to be relocating next month to Atlanta. Any more queries about this city let me know. Its a great city but the cost of living here is not worth it.
  13. by   KIMRNNYC
    Quote from SAVION 18
    Hello
    From Oregon to NYC
    small town vs a huge city
    The capital of the world, where the city never sleeps
    I want to wish you the best of luck
    Jobs are not going to be a problem, plenty of hospitals some less than a mile apart.
    Columbia, Mount Sinai, NYU, Hospital for Special surgery, are excellent hospitals,and prefer to hire BSN nurses, most of their clients are wealthy affluent and the elite and will hire a BSN over an ADN. Mount Sinai just acheive Magnet status.

    Salary starts in the low to mid 60.000/ yr, Excellent benefits, 20 to 23 vacation days, along with sick time and annual time. Along with a union.

    Cost of living is outrageous, that sounds like a lot of money, but depending on your life style you can be pretty much living from pay check to pay check. A decent studio apartment can cost you at least a $1000.00/month or more in midtown Manhattan. and if a broker find you this apt you will have to pay them whatever the apt cost for a month, along with 1 month rent and 1 month security.($3000.00)

    Second option maybe to opt to live in the surrounding Boroughs, in Brooklyn, Queens, stay away from the Bronx, and stay closer to the downtown Brooklyn area, expensive, but larger rooms for your money. They are also great hospitals in Brooklyn. pays about the same as Manhattan, and public transportation is the best in the country.

    I have live in NY for the last 16 years, a great city, but I also have grown to hate it. People are rude, and not friendly. The streets are filthy the roads in a lot of areas have large pot holes, and crime is rampant, you have to always watch your back, be aware who is getting on the elevator with you, always be on the lookout for the con-artist. I am going to be relocating next month to Atlanta. Any more queries about this city let me know. Its a great city but the cost of living here is not worth it.
    Wow. You are describing a city that I don't know! I have lived in the Upper West Side of Manhattan for 3 years now. The streets are not filthy, crime is not rampant and people are friendly! I am a bit shocked by your opinion...but of course, everyone has different experiences. I do agree with everything else you said though. Excellent advice. I am just wondering where you live!

    Please come visit Manhattan before you decide to move. I would recommend that for anyone. I think you will find that most people (you will always find those that will not be, as with any community) are friendly. You can ask for directions, advice, etc and most will be happy to help you out. People are definitely much busier here so it may appear as they are aloof and uncaring. Remember, city people have seen it all and their attention just isn't as easily "caught".

    Good luck in your search for a hospital or housing (apartments). It is an expensive city and not a fun city to be in if you are just scraping by paycheck to paycheck. What I used to pay in rent where I moved from is now what I pay to park my car!
  14. by   SarasotaRN2b
    Quote from KIMRNNYC
    Wow. You are describing a city that I don't know! I have lived in the Upper West Side of Manhattan for 3 years now. The streets are not filthy, crime is not rampant and people are friendly! I am a bit shocked by your opinion...but of course, everyone has different experiences. I do agree with everything else you said though. Excellent advice. I am just wondering where you live!

    Please come visit Manhattan before you decide to move. I would recommend that for anyone. I think you will find that most people (you will always find those that will not be, as with any community) are friendly. You can ask for directions, advice, etc and most will be happy to help you out. People are definitely much busier here so it may appear as they are aloof and uncaring. Remember, city people have seen it all and their attention just isn't as easily "caught".

    Good luck in your search for a hospital or housing (apartments). It is an expensive city and not a fun city to be in if you are just scraping by paycheck to paycheck. What I used to pay in rent where I moved from is now what I pay to park my car!
    [font=Comic Sans MS]Kim,
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    [font=Comic Sans MS]I've got to agree with you. Although I'm not living in NY right now, I will probably decide to move back after finishing my schooling.
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    [font=Comic Sans MS]I'm sure that Savion 18 may have had some negative experiences, I found that apart from it being expensive, the people were as friendly as anywhere else. Crime? I live in a town much, much smaller and I have definitely heard of more horrific crimes here than in NY. I think that is all in attitude...what you put out, comes back.
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    [font=Comic Sans MS]In the sense ofliving paycheck to paycheck, I think that can be true no matter where you live. While apartment costs are more than in other places, there are some things you don't have to deal with...if you live in the city itself, public transportation is great...this saves you car payments, parking payments, insurance and maintenance costs, food is as comparable as long as you don't get so extravagant.
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    [font=Comic Sans MS]Kris

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