Rural nursing - who is hiring? Training/orientation process?? - page 2

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hello all! i just found this thread for rural nursing and you cannot imagine how happy i am!!! :yeah: :yeah: :up: i currently live in a large city with way too many tourists coming to visit from all over the world. my old... Read More


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    smn2009-I am a new grad working in a 25 bed hospital in rural Vermont. The facility has an AMAZING new grad orientation and really invests in their nurses. I do not know what their hiring needs are right now but you sound like someone that would really thrive in our environment. North Country Hospital in Newport, Vermont is where I am. Good luck, I am sure you will by dynamite wherever you land!!
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    luv2run...

    congrats on completing your rn program and starting your new job!!!!

    thank you for the response. i just checked and north country has a very nice website. while i did not see any current positions available for new grads, i will probably be sending a cover letter with my resume to the facility recruiter/head of nursing.

    i really don't have any preference as to "where" i work as a rural nurse, i am open to any state. i am sure i can get used to the cold/snow just as well as heat/desert so location is something i can adapt to. i am more interested in working in a smaller facility where i will gain valuable experience in all areas versus a larger facility and only being familiar with cardiac/tele, ob, med/surg, etc. i am optimistic and know that i will find the right place (facility) or me. i just have to be patient.

    i just realized that not too many people/members respond to the "rural nurse" section of the allnurses site so i thank so, so, much for you response. it was (is) greatly appreciated.

    some of the rural facilities do not even have internet web sites and those that do, say nothing about new rn hires. i hope others, like you, will respond to my thread so that i can become more familiar with the rural facilities and their new grad rn orientations.

    again, congrats on your new job. i am sure you will do well!!
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    Quote from luv2runRNnow
    smn2009-I am a new grad working in a 25 bed hospital in rural Vermont. The facility has an AMAZING new grad orientation and really invests in their nurses. I do not know what their hiring needs are right now but you sound like someone that would really thrive in our environment. North Country Hospital in Newport, Vermont is where I am. Good luck, I am sure you will by dynamite wherever you land!!

    Hi luv2runRNnow! This post might be a bit old but I would like to know if you're still working in North Country Hospital and how is the hospital as to co workers, the management, the mentoring and the hospital in general. It sounds to be so attractive to work there the way I read their website. But as I've read in some discussions in this forum, there are some part of Vermont who are not really welcoming other races. Is Newport one of them? How many months do they train nurses who doesn't have an experience in such special field like ER, Med-Surg etc. Does the hospital demand a year of working commitment to be accepted for the job? And lastly, do you have any idea how much is their starting offer for nurses without experience? I'm so sorry to ask you all of these questions but it's just because I don't know anybody to ask for all of these questions. Thank you very much for your time.


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