I keep reading about 401K and Union/Non-Union jobs. I'm one semester away from graduating and I want to be in the know about all the important things to consider when I apply for a hospital job. Why would I as a new nurse be concerned about pension and obtaining a union job? any help on this?
Jun 18, '07
There are a whole bunch of threads on this subject. Just search UNION
Chicago has very few unionized hospitals. Interesting, considering what a strong blue-collar union town it used to be.
I've been a nurse for 24 years at medical centers with at least 500 beds. I really don't care if my hospital is union or not.
I look for: Strong nursing culture & institutional respect & support for nurses, quality medical care, shared governence, a solid salary and benefit package, potential for professional growth, and a good fit with the unit and the institution. Large institutions have comprehensive HR policies that spell out rights, responsibilities, and disciplinary actions.
Magnet status is always a big plus too.
Last edit by MrChicagoRN on Jun 18, '07