As a new grad in June 2009 in Portland, I will be looking to find work in the local area in a Med/Surg unit or in critical care in a hospital. Can any of you give a little compare and contrast to the local healthcare systems? What is good and bad about Legacy, Providence and Kaiser ? I am aware that we don't have the so-called "nursing shortage" in our area and that you have to start hustling for a job a little before your preceptorship begins and I'm prepared to do that. Just wondering where is a good place to set my sights on.
Thanks in advance.