Quote from 1wyorn
I'm sorry you didn't have a good experience windyhill. As I'm sure you now know, WMC is has taken a turn for the worse in recent months. In fact, I am no longer working there either. I wish them well, there are some good people that are trying to make things work but unfortunately the direction they are going is not very positive right now. It has got so bad that they are requiring the new grads that are just signing on, to sign a 30 month contract... you would think they would get a sign on bonus, but they don't. They have lost so many RN's that they had to come up with a way to retain some of them. If the new grads leave before their 30 months is up, I think they have to pay WMC $6,000 or something upsurd like that.
Well, it does cost an arm and a leg to train new grads only to watch them get some experience and head out for the big city, most likely Denver I imagine. I can understand them not wanting to be used..
I'm a new BSN grad from MN and received an e mail Friday letting me know I was chosen for an interview for the new grad program at WMC. After a date is set I'm going to drive out and give it a whirl. No one but me is gonna pay my travel expenses and I'm not even guaranteed a place. Just gonna do my best. I've applied all over MN and the market for new grads is ugly. The 3 major health systems have closed their new grad programs and don't even have spots for all their internal applicants who are newly licensed.
I know it's probably a tough situation for long time nurses to have to go through major changes, ie, the pursuit of magnate status, and other corporate changes. I think it'd be a fun challenge to help the hospital achieve their goal and grow with it. No place of employment is immune to changes and growing pains. I can take a licking and keep on ticking..
Not real keen on packing up my life and moving 1000 miles away at the drop of a hat, but, beggers can't be choosers.
To SM31 and dmskoka, perhaps I'll see you there.