Hello I'm a new grad and I've just been hired by OU Medical Center. With the big move fast approaching I still have so many unanswered questioned that I should have probably already researched hahaha. If anyone would be so kind as to help me it would be awesome! I have only been to OKC for my interview once and know absolutely ZERO ppl there, so any info would be hepful.
1. How bad are the tornadoes? I am deathly afraid of storms and hear that OKC is tornado central. So where should I live? and what safety precautions should I look for in an apartment building?
2. How bad are the deer on the roadways?
3. Is OU Medical center esteemed in the OKC community?
4. Are there really no unions in OK?
5. Gas prices/ Price of milk gallon?
ANYTHING would be helpful! Thank you so much!
Jan 3, '13
Quote from TheCommuter
You cannot really make a fair comparison of pay rates in these two states. PA is a northern state known for strong unions, so of course the nursing pay rates are going to be competitive with the cost of living. OK is partly in the South and partly in the Midwest, has no unionized hospitals, and is generally not known for offering competitive nursing pay rates. It is a regional thing. Most of the states in that region (Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, etc.) pay staff nurses terribly and are vehemently against unions due to regional traditions.You must also realize that OKC is a much smaller city than NYC, but is totally flooded with nursing programs that churn new nurses into the local job market every few months. When too many nurses are in a local job market, this tends to keep wages low due to oversupply. University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Southern Nazarine University, Oklahoma City University, Central Oklahoma University, Oklahoma Baptist University, Rose State, Redlands, OCCC, Platt, and other schools offer nursing programs that graduate new nurses into the OKC area.
Got ya...It's just a little scary knowing I won't have much wiggle room every month
..I guess I've got to get used to the Southern Midwest. I see what you're saying about unionized labor...but the funny thing is here up north when you DON'T have a union the pay is much more...I guess I thought since there. Less unions then the pay would be competitive
Last edit by Groovychick718 on Jan 3, '13
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