L&D in Texas- suggestions?
- 0Oct 9, '11 by 1996RNI'm currently living in the DFW area of TX and am a L&D nurse and the job situation is very sparse. So I am looking to travel to other cities in Texas to work, probably do like 7 on, 7 off and fly or drive home, depending on the distance. Does anyone have any recommendations on cities/hospitals that have good L&D reputations or bad ones? I don't know much about TX besides this area I'm in, so any ideas will be helpful. Thanks!
- 0Oct 9, '11 by TheCommuter, ASN, RN Senior ModeratorFort Duncan Medical Center: http://www.fortduncanmedicalcenter.com/Home
I've heard that their L&D department is extremely busy. In addition, since the hospital is located in a less desirable part of the state, I've heard that the hiring managers will devise compressed schedules to recruit and retain nurses who live outside the local area.
- 0Oct 11, '11 by Humbled_NurseHave you tried Medical Center of Arlington? I know that it is an "HCA facility" and some people have issues with that, but I think they would be worth checking out. They are doing at least 4000 deliveries a year and growing. They just added a bunch of new perinatologists and they just opened up a 29 bed antepartum unit with plans to add 2 new floors to the Women's Center. You may also try Methodist Mansfield. Not as busy but I think they are growing as well.