Need Information about Asheville and NC Mountains

  1. Hello:
    Can anyone tell me about the hospitals in the Asheville area and what the pay is for staff ICU RN's? Thanks for any info!
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  3. by   timewood
    do da bump

    I would really like to know more regarding hospitals in Asheville as well. Which ones/which units have the reputation for treating their nurses well and for being a drama-free workplace with a good team? I come with armloads of recommendations regarding my people skills...but I am a newby nurse.

    Any knowlegable replies/input would be so appreciated!
  4. by   ltvixen
    hi there, i'm also interested in working in asheville as a new grad. i emailed the ed dept director (as it said to do on their website for more info) and haven't heard anything back yet. anyone else have better luck?
  5. by   WaynesvilleRN
    I used to work at Mission about 7 years ago. I worked in Peds, PICU, NICU, PASU...I loved Peds and PASU.they both were excellent work environments at the time. I haven't a clue what they pay now but most hospitals are somewhat competitive with them. Most hospitals will not pay the new nurse well..obviously,....but after probation you should get a raise.
    Surrounding hospitals:
    Mission
    Park Ridge
    Haywood Regional Medical Center
    Pardee

    those are the main ones.....

    Good luck!!!
  6. by   koyeh
    Hi, I work mission now. Not a bad place to work. Alot of travlers stay. They like the nurse patient ratio, availbilty of equipment compared to their travel assignments. As for any newbys, nurses do eat their young but the floor I work really goes out of the way to make you feel comfortable, can't speak for the rest of the place. Goodluck
  7. by   mim-o
    Hey All,
    I am a new grad (May 2006). I am also a employee of Mission on St. Joseph campus. I have had a WONDERFUL experience as an employee. The staff has been VERY supportive and helpful to me. I also have had a wonderful orientation (3 months). My precepter was very supportive and when things needed improvement or etc.I was offered constructive critism-I have never been "eaten by being young." Each unit provides different lenghts of orientation depending on the area you are hired in on and how you are progressing. If you have any questions feel free to PM me. Good Luck.
  8. by   mim-o
    Hey All,
    I am a new grad (May 2006). I am also a employee of Mission on St. Joseph campus. I have had a WONDERFUL experience as an employee. The staff has been VERY supportive and helpful to me. I also have had a wonderful orientation (3 months). My precepter was very supportive and when things needed improvement or etc.I was offered constructive critism-I have never been "eaten by being young." Each unit provides different lenghts of orientation depending on the area you are hired in on and how you are progressing. If you have any questions feel free to PM me. Good Luck.
  9. by   WaynesvilleRN
    Where did you get your Degree mim-o?
  10. by   ParadoxxRN
    Do these hospitals you are talking about have PICC line or IV teams? My plan has been to relocate to North Carolina. I probably won't for a while yet but It is interesting to hear you guy talking about it. I mean you make working in this area sound really pleasant and that is always good to hear.
  11. by   introspectiveRN
    Quote from mim-o
    Hey All,
    I am a new grad (May 2006). I am also a employee of Mission on St. Joseph campus. I have had a WONDERFUL experience as an employee. The staff has been VERY supportive and helpful to me. I also have had a wonderful orientation (3 months). My precepter was very supportive and when things needed improvement or etc.I was offered constructive critism-I have never been "eaten by being young." Each unit provides different lenghts of orientation depending on the area you are hired in on and how you are progressing. If you have any questions feel free to PM me. Good Luck.
    hey mim-o ...I pm'd ya
  12. by   koyeh
    Yes they have an IV team.
  13. by   WaynesvilleRN
    Mission / St. Joes has an IV Team in Asheville
  14. by   bhabby
    I also work at Mission Hosptial's. I have had various roles there but have been a RN for 3 years now and work in the CVOR...the do eat their young...LOL It's really not THAT bad, but when you consider the gravity of what we do and who we do it for the stress can be high and expectations even larger.
    You said you were interested in MS-ICU? I know several people who work in that unit and LOVE it.
    Most of the other ICU's are also good. CV-ICU can be hard with some personalities but it is a good unit to work in and you will learn ALOT.

    As far as the pay goes.....I think they are saving alot of money by keeping salaries down. If you have been there >15 to 20 years you have a great salary. But coming in as an intern just a few years ago I know some new grads are at my base pay. That is depressing to say the least. But that is my problem to deal or not deal with. We are talking about what you want to do.
    Asheville is a great town to live in. Mission Hospital's does provide you with the equipment you need to get the job done. Go to the MSJ web page:
    I believe it is www.msj.org
    You should find employment people to email there. Don't fret if they don't contact you a.s.a.p.....don't know what to tell you there.
    Look for the Human Resource phone number and see if they can connect you with the Nurse Recruiter.
    Good Luck. You won't go wrong in the Asheville area even if it's not at Mission.

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