Jump to content

Abilene- Hendrick Medical Center

Posted

Hello,

I'm thinking of working at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, TX. I would be relocating from CA. I was hoping for any input about the hospital/location. Thanks!

stardogdaisy, RN

Specializes in ER, Critical Care.

I will send you a PM tomorrow. Just got off work and I am exhausted. But I can tell you one thing...go for it! I can't wait to get back to Abilene, and to spend the rest of my career at Hendrick Medical Center. :nurse::redpinkhe

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

Hi, there. I'm originally from California and have been living in Texas since 2005.

Abilene will be a drastic culture shock if you are relocating from CA. The landscape is grassy, barren, and spread-out. There's a military base, a small community college, a private Christian university, and some shopping in town. It is a mid-sized city with a conservative culture, and some businesses tend to be closed on weekends.

My coworker attends Abilene Christian University as a full-time student while working as a CNA on the weekends. He worked at Hendrick Medical Center for a few weeks before quitting. He says he resigned because all he did was fold linen and clean the dining area while the nurses did total care: showers, vital signs, finger sticks, assessments, etc. He drives into Fort Worth for work because of the increased pay and the enhanced scope of practice. He says that he was being paid $8.50 hourly, and that the nurses were starting at less than $20 hourly, although this is hearsay.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

Oops. The original poster asked this question more than 3 months ago. Apparently, she is already living and working in Abilene.

Aggie RN, ADN

Specializes in ER, HH, Case Management. Has 18 years experience.

What are the salaries like around the area? Thinking of moving there to be closer to family.

stardogdaisy, RN

Specializes in ER, Critical Care.

Well, I did take a little bit of a pay cut, but I am still so excited about the move! I think the cost of living is low, so it will all even out. What part of the country are you coming from?

Aggie RN, ADN

Specializes in ER, HH, Case Management. Has 18 years experience.

Bryan/College Station, TX

stardogdaisy I am soon to move to Abilene and am very interested in getting a job at Hendrick. I would love to hear more about your experience there. What area are you in? I am especially interested in hearing about the interview process. Thanks.

tammy1217

Specializes in Pediatric.

I have experience at Hendrick as a student and it was all positive. I lived in Abilene for 5 years for school (nursing) and worked at the hospital as a nurse tech and also did most of my clinicals there. Good place to work...friendly and knowledgeable nurses in my experience. I am also originally from California though, so I definitely agree with the poster who said it would be a huge culture shock. I'm currently in Dallas and it fits me much better. But I will always have a spot in my heart for Abilene.

Hi everyone! Well, I am ORIGINALLY from Chicago. I currently live in Florida where I have been for 7 years and I HATE THIS PLACE!!! I been with the same hospital system as a CNA to nurse for the entire time, and between wage freezes and hiring freezes and the housing going UP, it is horrendous!!! However I am in my bachelor...done in 4 months. Have a second phone interview Hendrick...and am EXCITED!!! It is a decent amount per hour, more than I get here in Fort Myers FL and it is in the ICU which I need as a one year nurse, onboarding internship...and I want the one year experience to get into CRNA school...Once there, I want to move to CALI, which is my dream home and where I will live for my life! I have a 5 year old and I saw they have a couple good private catholic schools and I am almost sold....I would be moving for experience only and then heading to bigger and better things!

Any advice for intern in ICU??? Positive experiences in ICU at Hendricks?

ScarryBear,RN

Specializes in Oncology. Has 2 years experience.

I was wondering if anyone has an opinion about Hendrick Medical Center and Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital? I am moving from Pa to Tx. I am currently an oncology nurse but it's taking an emotional toll on me. I am looking to change into an ICU setting. Can anyone tell me about the atmosphere, pay, nurse to pt ratios, dress code, etc? I work in a small community hospital that has difficult working conditions and very high nurse to patient ratios. I know the scrub issue seems silly but I was just wondering because I have soooo many multi colored scrubs and wanted to know if I needed to sell them or not. Feel free to message me at mistywp@gmail.com if you're not comfortable publicly posting.