Anyone from San Antonio??

  1. I am moving to San Antonio at the end of the month. I recently graduated from school and am taking my boards next week. There are so many hospitals in San Antonio--anyone have any input about good hospitals to start out in?

    One hospital told me that they started out new grads at 18.50--does this sound right for the area?

    Thanks for the help!
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   krisfroggie
    Hi, I hope that you like San Antonio. I have worked for Christus Santa Rosa Healthcare for almost ten years now. $17-18 or so sounds right. What type of nursing are you considering? Santa Rosa is growing and I work for PSICU. It is a newly built unit...the old picu handled all pediactric critical care, now we have a surgical picu and a medical picu. The preceptorship program for GNS can't be beat and we hire many gn's that do very well. The pay might be slightly less than other hospitals, but the benefits make up for it. We have just started a new pedi cardiac program that was moved from University hospital. It is very exciting and I am glad to be a part of it. Good luck in your job search anywhere you choose. Kris M. RN
  4. by   IamRN
    I think that most hospital systems in the area are competative and comparable in the experiences they have to offer (w/the exception of trauma, University is the place for that; BAMC and WH are other good options too). In my job hunt to return to nursing I found that many of the hospitals had web pages.

    I work w/the Baptist system and I have seen one class of interns come through our SICU. They had an excellent course which included many classroom hours and an excellent preceptorship.

    Good luck!
  5. by   johnwaynehair
    I just graduated in May, and I work for Santa Rosa as well, but at their Northwest Campus. I am scheduled to take boards on the 19th, but I've been in a critical care course taught by the hospital since the Monday after I graduated. After successful completion, I'll be working overnight at the Transplant ICU (I did my last clinical rotation on the unit--great place). Pay starts at 17.00, with a 4,000 sign-on paid over 2 years. Good benefits, and I feel like I'm doing God's work here (kinda hard not to feel that way working in a Catholic hospital). Anyway, good luck with boards and Bienvenidos a San Antonio, y'all!
  6. by   JKohler
    Hello all. I am an LVN working contract at BAMC, I make $19.00 and hr. My agency (OMV) pays RN's with one year experience $25 and hour, a few more dollars for ICU. I heard that WHMC pays $33.00 and hour for Contract Nurses. I thnik their agency is called INTELSTAFF. It is a contract so you are gaurenteed 40 hrs a week for as long as the contract with the agency is good. Usually 1-3 years depending on how large the agency is.
  7. by   dazzle256
    Quote from BikerNRS
    Hello all. I am an LVN working contract at BAMC, I make $19.00 and hr. My agency (OMV) pays RN's with one year experience $25 and hour, a few more dollars for ICU. I heard that WHMC pays $33.00 and hour for Contract Nurses. I thnik their agency is called INTELSTAFF. It is a contract so you are gaurenteed 40 hrs a week for as long as the contract with the agency is good. Usually 1-3 years depending on how large the agency is.
    I spoke to a lady in San Antonio from Intelastaff. Nice nice lady. Money seemed good too.

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