NYC and Long Island Hospitals for Recent Grads

  1. I will be graduating soon and am considering hospitals in NYC (5 boroughs) and Long Island. I'm looking for hospitals where the nurses are somewhat safisfied with their overall working environments - management, patient -staff ratios, and benefits . An excellent (or at least very good) new grad orientation is also very important to me.

    I've been reading these board for a while and it seems like this MIGHT be difficult to get in one hospital in the NY Metro area, but I'm still hoping that the hospital exists.

    Can someone please help me. If there are hospitals I should stay away from, I'm willing to hear about that too! Feel free to PM me.
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  3. by   gt4everpn
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    I will be graduating soon and am considering hospitals in NYC (5 boroughs) and Long Island. I'm looking for hospitals where the nurses are somewhat safisfied with their overall working environments - management, patient -staff ratios, and benefits . An excellent (or at least very good) new grad orientation is also very important to me.

    I've been reading these board for a while and it seems like this MIGHT be difficult to get in one hospital in the NY Metro area, but I'm still hoping that the hospital exists.

    Can someone please help me. If there are hospitals I should stay away from, I'm willing to hear about that too! Feel free to PM me.
    Jamaica hospital in Jamaica, Qns had an opening for New grads, try Queens hospital, To find Info on NYC hospitals google in NYC hospitals and see what comes up. Google in individual hospital names, here's a list
    Elmhurst hospital
    methodist hospital
    Ny presbyterian
    kings county hospital
    there's tons more!
  4. by   chuck1234
    Wow...you are looking for that perfect "Mr./Ms. Right."
    For a starter, learning experience is the most important thing....
    It is very easy to get into many hospitals...just email/send your resume out...and wait....they will call you....
  5. by   Lilnurse0803
    Chuck1234's post is funny, but right on. Experience is important, however, a great orientation and a supportive environment is also of utmost importance. It is what will set the stage for your nursing career. However, keep in mind that what works for me may not work for you.

    I do not have any work experience, per se (just clinicals), but can advise to look into as many hospitals as you can and see which environment feels right. I have done clinicals in several city/private hospitals and I liked the way some operated and not others. The city hospitals may pay a little less salary wise (not that much), but the experience you can get from working with a very diverse and high acuity population is priceless.

    I am in the final stages of the hiring process for a HHC hospital and although I interviewed at a few different hospitals, something just felt right about the hospital I will be working for. Only you know what fits for you.

    Here is a link of mosy NYC hospitals: http://www.citidex.com/1171.htm#C3790

    Make some phone calls, pay some visits, see what you can find.

    Good luck! Let us know how you do.
  6. by   pcicurn7
    Do your research. A lot of hospitals in NYC offer excellent new grad opportunities. NYP-Columbia has new grad internships, where they train you for a year before you get your first patient assignment. I'm sure other places in the city are also offering this, so do your research. Call around, ask what internship programs they have, what areas they offer them in. If they dont offer an internship program, ask what their new grad orientation consists of. The last thing you want is to be a new grad and have a short orientation and then get thrown to the wolves.

    The most satisfied new nurses, IMO, are those who have the best training/orientation. Good luck!

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