rhode island hospital

  1. hi guys

    please please if you have any information on this hospital could you share, sounds good. whats pay, working conditions etc like??

    what rhode island like to live?

    thanks in advance
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  3. by   RNRao
    Hello R.I. hospital is part of Lifespan which includes affiliations with 4 other hospitals. RIH has a union, manditory OT and also can mandate you to stay extra if someone calls out for their shift. It is a trauma equipt hospital actually the only one in R.I and is also teaching. It is a huge hospital that is very busy always. Hope this can bring some ideas to you.
  4. by   KellieNurse06
    Quote from curlysin
    hi guys

    please please if you have any information on this hospital could you share, sounds good. whats pay, working conditions etc like??

    what rhode island like to live?

    thanks in advance
    I go to school in RI, have done rotation at Hasbro which is part of RI Hospital. A good friend of mine is a nurse at Women & Infants. A few of my classmates actually work there at RIH & I honestly have not heard anything bad about RIH, we do our study group sometimes in their huge cafeteria....I am actually going to try to do a critical care internship there when I graduate in Dec...I am waiting for the packet to come as we speak. RI is just like any other place to live...it all depends on what part & what part of town. I hear the area right around the hospital is a bad area although I have walked many times around there for parking way up by W&I..I have never actually personally seen anything bad....but it was also late afternoon/early evening.......I hope to get into that program though....Go on their website..lots of info about them......they seem like a good place to work for impo Good Luck!!
  5. by   suzy253
    Some of my fellow grads are now working at RI Hospital, Hasbro and Women and Infants. All are great hospitals in Providence. It's true that the area they're located in isn't one of Providence's best. Haven't heard any complaints from anyone either.
    Good thing about RI is that everything is so close since it's such a small state. Doesn't take long to get from one end of the state to another.
  6. by   ortess1971
    Quote from KellieNurse06
    I go to school in RI, have done rotation at Hasbro which is part of RI Hospital. A good friend of mine is a nurse at Women & Infants. A few of my classmates actually work there at RIH & I honestly have not heard anything bad about RIH, we do our study group sometimes in their huge cafeteria....I am actually going to try to do a critical care internship there when I graduate in Dec...I am waiting for the packet to come as we speak. RI is just like any other place to live...it all depends on what part & what part of town. I hear the area right around the hospital is a bad area although I have walked many times around there for parking way up by W&I..I have never actually personally seen anything bad....but it was also late afternoon/early evening.......I hope to get into that program though....Go on their website..lots of info about them......they seem like a good place to work for impo Good Luck!!
    This post has a lot of great info but W&I is actually part of Care New England which includes Kent, and I think Butler Hospital as well. And yes, the area around the hospital campus is pretty bad. They do have shuttles which will take you to the parking garage. I did my last semester of clinicals at RIh and it was OK-just a little too big for my tastes. I work at Kent and am liking it. Good luck in your job search!
  7. by   KellieNurse06
    ...We are actually at Kent right now We are on the ECCU unit....we are done in 3 more weeks..then off to Slater for 5 weeks... and we graduate (hopefully) finally..... Wow small world! One of my daughters homecare nurses used to work the NICU at W&I years ago.....I like Kent actually.....if it wasn't so far from my house I'd try to work there......
    Last edit by KellieNurse06 on Oct 23, '06
  8. by   LisaCRN05
    Rhode Island Hospital is big but it also provides you with a lot of experience. They are a union hospital, unlike their other Lifespan affiliates. I worked there as a transcriptionist before nursing school and loved it. Yes, there are shuttles to take you to your car if you have a late shift. Their new ED is fabulous! Unlike one of their other affiliates, you have CNAs to help you with your shift. The affiliate that I worked at practiced the primary nursing model which means that you are pushing and IV med and someone with C-Diff is calling for the bedpan. I am not against total care of the patient but on a difficult patient floor, this can wreck you. I have a friend who works at RI Hospital and loves it. Good luck! Kent is a wonderful hospital too. Interview at both.
  9. by   MuddaMia
    what is the starting grad pay (and diffs) at these hospitals?

    thanks in advance
  10. by   ortess1971
    Quote from MuddaMia
    what is the starting grad pay (and diffs) at these hospitals?

    thanks in advance
    Kent starts new grads at 21.82 an hour-evening shift differential is 1.25 and I think weekend diff is 2.00, but I'm not sure.Kent tends to be very suppotive of staff furthering their education and the benefits are good. They don't have a union, wheras RIH does. I'm at Kent now and have been for 2 and a half years. I'm pretty happy there.
  11. by   angelicabeatrice
    hello guys,i am currently working as a nurse here in uk for 5 years now,recently accepted a job at kent hospital in warwick rhode island.has anyone previously worked or currently working there that willing to share their own experiences either good or bad,i will appreciate it so much.and also kindly provide me some information about the cost of living there,many thanks...
  12. by   am17sg05
    i can recommend rhode island hospital as a place to work to.benefits,work opportunities and pay are all great.i can say it is a city compared to where i came from in nc.goodluck!
  13. by   Nurse-One
    RIH is a great hospital too work in. I worked there for 4 years starting as a cna then moved on too different positions. I loved the benefits of working there, but didn't like most of my job duties mostly because they weren't my dream job.

    I left too stay home with my son after he was born. when I was ready to go back, it was very hard to even get an interview. Thats the only down part about that hospital, they hire employees within the hospital before they hire outsiders. Its like you have to have connections on the inside to even get a call back, unless you apply for one of those in-demand-type positions.
  14. by   beautifulb
    Hi ~ I don't know if you are working there now as this thread is a few months old, but I worked there as a traveler around 4 yrs ago. I liked RIH because it was a teaching hospital and the interns were extremely hands on and very helpful and I felt as if they respected us as nurses. The downpart was that I would have 9-10 (at night) patients on a medical-telemetry floor (r/o MI's), be charge, and draw our own labwork.
    Reading through these boards it looks as if it is not uncommon to have that many patients but I found it overwhelming and I did not feel as if there were a lot of support personnel.
    I feel that Rhode Island is beautiful with it's quaint little sections, the ocean is close by, the diverse cultures. The area surrounding the hospital is not the greatest but I never felt unsafe.

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