Where is the best teaching hospital?

  1. 0 Where is the best teaching hospital in Washington? Also do you know how long the orientation last? I'm looking forward to moving there someday, and I value all of the Washington nurses' opinion. Thanks for your help.
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    From 'Texas'; Joined Nov '04; Posts: 140; Likes: 6.

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  4. Visit  nesher} profile page
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    Guess I am the only one with an opinion on this subject
    The University of Washington is the best.
    Harborview is best for trauma, if that's your area.
    In terms of orientation, I can only speak for my unit, but 4-6 weeks depending on experience I would say is the norm. It might depend on the speciality however.
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    Quote from nesher
    Guess I am the only one with an opinion on this subject
    The University of Washington is the best.
    Harborview is best for trauma, if that's your area.
    In terms of orientation, I can only speak for my unit, but 4-6 weeks depending on experience I would say is the norm. It might depend on the speciality however.

    Thank you for your help. I have heard of Haborview. I think it's in Seattle. Right?
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    Yes
  7. Visit  Peach10} profile page
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    Hi, I am Peck a RN from Singapore. I heard about Harborview being a great trauma centre from my surgeons. I am looking for a 2 month clinical attachment to the centre.
    Can anyone please fill me with any information on whether Harborview accept clinical attachment for foreign nurses. It will be a sponsored study attachment by my hospital in Singapore.
    Thanks!
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    I checked with a friend who works at Harborview - he was unaware of such internships, but suggested you get in touch with the Human Resources Dept (at Harborview) to start your inquires.
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    Quote from nesher
    I checked with a friend who works at Harborview - he was unaware of such internships, but suggested you get in touch with the Human Resources Dept (at Harborview) to start your inquires.

    Thanks so much!!! Anyway, it is yet to confirmed that I'll get the award for the attachment. How do I get in touch with the human resource dept? Anybody I can enquire from or anyone I can email to? How is it like in Harborview?!! In Seattle?!! Must be a nice place. I have not been to the States... looking forward to it!!! :hatparty:
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    :hatparty:
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    Thank you Nesher
  12. Visit  zacarias} profile page
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    I agree with posts above. University of WA is the best teaching hospital in WA. The nurses there are 'da bomb' and I truly feel that is a 'nurse friendly' hospital where folks can get the best experience around.
  13. Visit  Ruby Vee} profile page
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    the uwmc is a magnet hospital. (see the thread on magnet hospitals). in the icus, which is all i can speak to, they spend a lot more time, effort and energy on recruitment than on retention. a great place to get some icu experience, but they really don't expect you to stick around.
  14. Visit  Foxfour} profile page
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    I'm looked at the website for UW because according to what I'm reading from everyone, it is the best place to go in the NW area. You are right. It does seem to offer great teaching. The only thing that disturbs me is they said after you have gone through the training, you have to stay there for 2 yrs. I'm very faithful to a place of employment if they show compassion, concern, loyalty and stay true to their promises they made to their employees, but since I don't know what the future holds for me 2 yrs down the road, how can I or anyone commit to that obligation? What is the worst that can happen to you if you break your contract?
  15. Visit  mattsmom81} profile page
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    I have worked in Texas with facilities who agree to train a nurse in say...Critical Care, and provide a residency in return for a 2 yr commitment. The nurses had to sign an agreement they would pay back some of the expenses of the training program if they left ahead of time. I do NOT know if this is true here in Washington however. (I just moved here and don't know the ropes yet either...LOL)


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