Quote from badtz143
What do you guys think are the best hospitals to work in as an RN here in Washington?
I have said this before, and I will say it again. Eastern Washington, especially Spokane, from personal experience, is a mistake. Low pay, worse benefits, wishy washy, easily intimidated, nurses who are willing to work for high school drop out wages, pitiful benefits, and the word DIS-RESPECT, from management, administration, doctors, patients, and family members. Nurses are at the bottom of the food chain in Spokane. Don't even get me started on the worthless state nurses' association that "represents" too many nurses here in Washington, and especially in Eastern Washington, and Spokane. PM me for more information.
All of the above keeps me from going back to bedside nursing here, and continuing with my Legal Nurse business. If I ever go back to hospital nursing, I will commute to California as an Independant Contractor, where I can make a wage that is commensurate with a college education, nursing experience, and expertise, that no where in Spokane is willing to pay. JMHO, and my NY $0.02.
Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN