Moving to Georgia - page 2

can anyone tell me what the work is like in the atlanta area for agency nurses? what is the pay (i am tele) and what is the nurse to patient ratio? any hospitals i should stay away from? and which do... Read More

  1. by   rn29306
    Lived in ATL for 3 years right out of nursing school. The Marietta / Kennesaw area are very nice to live/work if you prefer not living downtown atlanta. Check out WellStar Kennestone Hospital (they are opening new open heart in conjunction with Emory if anyone cares). St. Joseph's Hospital is very good, is the only Magnet in Georgia right now. Piedmont is known as a great cardiac center. Emory is extremely busy and is a teaching hosptial, did some per diem agency work there, didn't really like the way agencys were treated though. Have heard Southern Regional in southern ATL is a good place to work, don't know about living there. Would stay away from Ga Baptist and Grady if I were you, but these are just my 2 cents. Lived in Kennesaw and Vinings when I was in ATL. Would rec both places, vinings is a little busier and upscale acting (have to dress up to go to the gas station, BS in my opinion). Miss the Kennesaw area. Both are located near major interstates.
    Went to school at Georgia Southern near Savannah and many of our senior clinicals were there. Memorial is a 35 county level 1 trauma teaching center. Candler-St. Joseph's is mainly a cardiac, ER level 2 there.
    Hope this helps to answer some questions about GA.