Washington Hospital Center

  1. Does anyone know anything at all about this hospital today? Base rate for new grads, nurse retention, etc?
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   i<3u
    I believe it's on their website...around $27. Did you apply for this upcoming cohort? If so, have you heard anything from them yet? I applied like a month ago and I haven't heard a thing from them.
  4. by   KimberlyRN89
    I received an email a few days after submitting the application. I guess a general "follow up". It asked questions like what is the name of the hospital that you completed your final clinical (what kind of floor was it, e.g. med surg, tele, etc..) , do you have a DC license, and what floors would you be interested in. I haven't heard anything since though.
  5. by   Colonel Angus
    Wouldn't let my worst enemy work there
  6. by   Platinum_One
    Base pay is $28/hr w/o differential
  7. by   carelover75
    Why do you say that? Please explain!
  8. by   luvluv
    Quote from Colonel Angus
    Wouldn't let my worst enemy work there
    couldnt agree more, and I currently work there. There is a HIGH nurse turnover rate. New grad nurses stay for about a year and they leave. i hate this ghetto hospital so much.
  9. by   BadMoonOnTheRise
    luvluv,
    Do you know if WHC hires ADNs with a year of experience? I know it's a ********* place to work, but a job's a job.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Sep 19, '13 : Reason: TOS
  10. by   luvluv
    Yeah they do. It seems like they will hire anyone that walks in off the street.
  11. by   BadMoonOnTheRise
    I'm sorry you hate your job so much. I've definitely been there before. I don't mean to pry, but would you mind telling me a little about why it's so bad?
  12. by   KimberlyRN89
    Quote from luvluv
    Yeah they do. It seems like they will hire anyone that walks in off the street.
    They didn't hire me lol. I never heard back from them after that initial email. But I did have a interview at National Rehab Hospital and like you said, the turnover seemed to be very high. But I figured people were just there for that 1 yr of experience and then leaving. I didn't get the job, but I think it may be a blessing in disguise.
  13. by   renardeau
    I'm interviewing there soon, but I'm curious also as to why people seem to have such bad opinions of WHC? (And what is meant by "ghetto"? The state of the hospital? Or the area around the hospital?)
  14. by   Soliloquy
    Quote from dornavant
    I'm interviewing there soon, but I'm curious also as to why people seem to have such bad opinions of WHC? (And what is meant by "ghetto"? The state of the hospital? Or the area around the hospital?)
    I actually happen to like it. The pay is good. It's one of the highest paying for new grads in the district. I feel that the nurses work as a team, that you have resources available to YOU, that you're never on the unit all by yourself because people are there to help you when you need it. I'm on a med/surg unit so it can be very busy many times but I never feel stranded or isolated because on the unit there are clinical care facilitators, managers, doctors, social workers, pharmacists, techs, and unit clerks, who are more knowledgeable than I am and willing to help so I can always ask for something. They encourage it and as a new nurse that's very beneficial.

    I think sometimes people have issue with their patients, but they don't get to me as much because I realize that they're patients. They're sick, they're not well, they have issues far more than I can count or even can understand at times. I just let those go. As long as I can have good support from my coworkers, I know I'm in a good place. And best of all, I feel that our managers actually try to make make our transition smooth and if we are ready to move on to a new unit, they are willing to help set up that process so we can do so. That's great! WHC has a bridge program that allows you to have a much more smooth transition to other units in the hospital.

    I wouldn't send anyone away from here. They're good.

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