This is a discussion on Mercy Hospital...anyone? in Oklahoma Nursing, part of United States Nursing ... I am moving back to OKC after graduating from an accelerated BSN program in Nebraska. I was...
I am moving back to OKC after graduating from an accelerated BSN program in Nebraska. I was curious if anyone has suggestions or recommendations for working at Mercy Hospital? I will be living in Edmond (I-35/Memorial) starting around Sept. 1. I like Med/Surg and almost all areas of nursing, but have had limited experience. Do ER departments hire new grads? Should I start with a Med/Surg unit?,,,I would love to hear from someone working in this area, or who has some good advice on how to decide where to start my nursing career.....Joyfulgal
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Thank you for your response. Do you think I will have a better shot at finding my way to the ER if I were to work in Med/Surg unit at Mercy for a while? I like Med/Surg and believe it is a good step to take for any new grad; but I know that I will want to go to ER nursing at some point. I took a look at their job postings on-line, and they do have shifts available..what do you think? I appreciate any input at this point. Thanks, Joy
If I were you I would just apply for what you want and also ask to speak to the nurse recruiter and she would know exactly what you should do. They are all really friendly there and could give you a better idea, as a new grad, where they could put you. Mercy's med surg floors are not bad either. Most of the nurses I worked with when I was a student seemed to enjoy their jobs and were not as overworked as some hospitals....most had about 5 maybe 6 patients each....and for med/surg that isn't horrible cause other hospitals I've seen 7-8-9 patients for each nurse!
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