Knoxville, TN - page 2

As a possible future nurse of Knoxville, what's it like and at what hospitals? Which ones are best volunteer or shadow at?... Read More

  1. by   Southernurse
    Baptist Downtown is Kingdom Hospital straight out of Stephen King's mind. What a pit of evil. I love St. Mary's, though I hear it has gone downhill a little bit. There is a plethora of nursing homes, and Hillcrest is not called Hellcrest for no reason. Best of luck.
  2. by   TnValCNA
    Baptist West is a [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]zoo... totally mismanaged and understaffed.

    ParkWest is great to work for but, the parking situation is unreal.
    (I would still be working for them if not for that very reason!)

    Methodist Medical in nearby Oak Ridge is the only union hospital
    within the Covenant Health System and is good to their employees.

    E.TN is a beautiful place to live.
  3. by   TnValCNA
    Quote from Southernurse
    Baptist Downtown is Kingdom Hospital straight out of Stephen King's mind. What a pit of evil. I love St. Mary's, though I hear it has gone downhill a little bit. There is a plethora of nursing homes, and Hillcrest is not called Hellcrest for no reason. Best of luck.
    :roll:yeahthat: :chuckle
  4. by   vdazes
    This does not pertain to jobs in east tennessee, although I have enjoyed reading it. I have a job interview at fort sanders and one at baptist and it gave me a little heads up. This is a question about the stupidist thing I have ever done in my life. I got a dui 0.08 in jan of 2006. I was not in nursing school at the time. I am not a drinker. My evals have all been excellent and I have definately learned from my mistake. I am applying for my RN boards in the next weeks and just wondering, how do I handle this situation?
  5. by   Mommy TeleRN
    vdazes - has your school had you fill out the app for your license yet? We just did ours and there is a place for convictions of offenses other than minor traffic violations. You give a brief description of the offense and attach whatever it is the court gives you .. I didn't pay that close of attention because it didn't apply... you could talk to your dean of nursing because they help you apply. There are several students in our class that had some type of incident they had to report..so I don't think it's all that uncommon. You will have to do another background check too and be fingerprinted as part of the application process.
  6. by   shakanurse
    Quote from ZiggyCLNC
    University of Tennessee hospital is a NO NO. Management does not back you up. They are interested only in Press Ganey and celebrating their 50th anniversary. Morale is down the drain, pay is poor, orientation is non existent. They promise bonuses then tell you "we didn't make our operating budget--but keep up the good work". Staffing is very poor. Medication mistakes are covered up. I could go on and on. Try somewhere sthat your skills will be appreciated and rewarded!

    Thanks for the post! Just reading it 5 years later. And now they are applying for Magnet Status!?! During an interview, they want you to say that Magnet Status relates to pt satisfaction rather than from the nursing stand point of the facility. They also say that you will never have over 2 pts in the ICU, but it never fails...You end up with 3 really sick pts...UTMCK does not deserve Magnet Status! Just venting here...lol Aloha!

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