Jul 18, '12
Here we go again, with another Philly thread. This time it is a bit different. i am currently living in a pretty rural area and want out, sometime soon. I am looking at different cities in the country both east and west coast and maybe anywhere in U.S.(posted about chicago jobs before). I have lived in a big city before and would prefer to do so again, although at this time I am not sure where.
I know the philly market has been VERY competitive for nurses for years. I have almost 2 years of experience in med surg. I would want to work in med-surg again in a big teaching hospital. Not interested in small suburban or community hospitals. Is two years of med surg expereince, without philly connections, even worth applying to jobs in that area? What are some of the better hospitals to work at in Philadelphia for nurses?
Last edit by Joe V on Jul 19, '12
Jul 28, '12 by NRSKarenRN
This is the employment outlook in the 5 county Philadelphia area for RN's: Scant jobs posted online for beside clinicians. Penn Health has most open positions for experienced RN's on website today.
Following health systems have BSN required for new hires:
Penn Health: HUP, PA Hospital and Penn Presby;
Main Line Health: Lankenau, Bryn Mawr, Paoli, Riddle;
Mercy Health: Mercy Fitzgerald, Mercy Philadelphia, Nazareth, Mercy Suburban;
Einstein Health Network: Einstein and Montgomery hospital
BSN preferred include Jefferson + Methodist, Temple, Childrens, St Christophers
Abington requires BSN degree within 5 years of hiring for new employees; current employees required to have BSN within 10 years.
Aria Health, Hahnemann and Holy Redeemer still hiring those with Diploma and Associates.
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jul 29, '12