I am a new grad RN in CA. It is very hard to get a job for new grads in CA. Therefore, I applied in other states.
Today I received a phone call to offer an interview from Mercy Memorial Healthcare Center in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
I would like to know about the facility and Ardmore.
Anyone is working in the medical center?
Does the facility still hire new grad?
Thank you very much. I really appreciate any input
Jun 17, '10
by TheCommuter, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
Ardmore is a smallish, country town with a population of about 30,000 people that is bisected by interstate 35. You will be about two hours north of Dallas and about one hour south of Oklahoma City. I frequently drove through Ardmore up until recently because I lived in Texas and drove north on interstate 35 to Oklahoma City every week for school. The town had basic shopping such as Lowe's, McDonald's, Loves Truck Stops, grocery stores, and a Walmart Supercenter. There are plenty of open fields and grasslands in and around the town. Ardmore is located approximately 30 miles north of the Texas-Oklahoma border.
Sorry, but I know nothing personally about the hospital. I do know that the starting pay rates for that area are $17 to $19 hourly for a new grad RN with no experience. The pay is low, but the cost of living in Ardmore is also very low.
Last edit by TheCommuter on Jun 17, '10
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