I was wondering if anyone has thoughts or experiences with St. Joseph Medical Center. My Mom tells me (from her experience there when she was pregnant) that its a wonderful hospital, very caring, with great values. I haven't heard anything else about it though. I got a great feeling off of their website, but I'm wondering what its really like. Would it be a good place to work? Are there any major flaws or good things about it? Does anyone know if its nurses are unionized? Do they ever hire new grads?
I'm asking because I'm looking ahead to the future (about 2 years to be exact) when I'll be a new BSN grad. I've been researching job opportunities in WA state for new grad nurses and it looks like it will be pretty tough to get my foot in the door. However, I've heard (and it seems so on the St. Joe. website) that St. Joseph's would be somewhat willing to hire a new grad via their internship program. Does anyone know if I would have a chance there? I know Tacoma area hospitals are my best bet if I want a job as a new grad in WA state. I'll have experience as a CNA in a nursing home and as a volunteer in the ER of a hospital when I graduate, in case that helps my chances. I know that the fact that my degree will come from a out of state college will hurt my chances, but I really, really want a job in my home (WA) state, so I'm willing to try anything!
Thanks for your thoughts everyone! I'd love to hear anyone's info, no matter how small!
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Hey, I guess I am a late poster on here!
I graduated from my BScN last May 2010 (Canadian RN here), and have been working surgical and cardiology/telemetry ever since. Just wrote my NCLEX this week and passed! I have a job offer lined up @ St Joes doing the critical care residency program - anybody have any experience with that? I am really looking forward to this job opportunity. I won't be starting until the New Year though d/t getting all my immigration paperwork and what not in order.
Congrats on getting a job at St. Joes and passing the NCLEX. I'm a nursing student going to school in MI who would LOVE to come back home to WA state and get a job at St. Joes. The critical care residency program would be a dream come true. I am wondering if you could tell me how hard it was for you to get this position, how much of a chance a new grad like me has, and if you have any advice for someone looking to get a job there as a new grad. Thank you!
ETA: I am currently CNA in a hospital on the Cardiac floor and working on my BSN. Also have some experience in the nursing home. Do you think this could be of benefit when applying there?
Last edit by hearts895, RN BSN on Nov 20, '10