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Cleveland Clinic VS University Hospital

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Im sorry if this has been posted multiple times, I searched the thread and could only find one from a couple years ago.

What are your opinions on working at the Cleveland clinic Vs UH? I just found out I passed my nclex RN (whoooo) and wanted opinions before I started applying to new grad positions.

I heard with the Cleveland clinic you get such a great experience & they teach you so much. Also the benefits are better than UH but I heard the staff is treated poorly and the pay isn't the greatest.

on the other hand I heard UH treats their employees better and the pay is better but benefits suck.

I really wanted to apply to metro but I heard they don't accept new grads and metro hasn't had the greatest rep these days 👀

Any opinions on any hospital would be greatly appreciated :-)

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I have personally only worked at UH but I know lots of people who chose the clinic too. The pay is very close, UH pays a better shift diff for nights and has worse benefits. Both systems have their good floors and bad floors though. I'm working as a new grad in ICU and I love the environment in the unit. UH has treated me well overall and I've had some excellent opportunities there. Granted the clinic and metro both have epic which is a much better charting system than UH. At the end of the day for me it came down to who would make me an offer in a better situation. Look for the environment and career opportinity of the floor. I think good opportunities are out there in the Cleveland market at all 3 systems. The pay differences work out to be pretty minor for the most part. Unless top grade health insurance is a must for you then go with the clinic for sure.

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Thank you so much for your reply and insight. ICU is one of the floors I was considering to apply for. How did you feel when you first began? Cleveland clinics orientation seems to be a little intimidating which is why I ask. Also which hospital are you at if you don't mind me asking :-)

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If your name truly is "A. Ramos," you need to change your screen name, especially if you are posting comments about hospitals that could be construed as negative. And, "nszucs," the same goes for you. Your screen name is dangerously close to your real name.

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I replied on your other thread. And above poster is right.

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I'm at UH. The clinic has this computer test that's pretty involved from what I hear. They also have this physical test where you push against some kind of machine. Never did those myself just heard about em. I wouldn't let those deter you though.

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Depending on what area you want to work in will also factor into your decision. I worked as an aid at UH on one of their cardiac floors but I knew I wanted to work in cardiology so I chose the clinic when I passed my NCLEX.

Both hospitals will have people who treat staff poorly, no one side is greener than the other despite what you hear. I can rattle off bad experiences at both places. CCF offers much better benefits than UH does. Sure, UH offers more in terms of shift diff but again you are paying more for lousy benefits at UH. Plus the technology at CCF is much better.

CCF also gets much more acute patients so again, it depends what pt population you want to work in. Metro isnt bad but its a govt hospital, remember that. They offer great pay and benefits but you are working with a rough population.

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I have worked at all three. I will never leave UH. The Cleveland Clinic treats nursss like excrement. You are expendable to them. It's a very negative environment where they are always waiting for you to mess up so they can pounce on you.

Metro simply doesn't support nurses very well. Especially new grads. They just sort of hang you out and let you sink or swim. If you fail, they fire you.

UH bends over backwards for nurses.

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I have to disagree, they are all pretty good to new grads. After reading thru your other posts it seems you may have had some difficulties. Metro has a great new grad program as does CCF and UH. I have worked 2 of them and PRN at another, they all have their pluses and minuses. And Metro certainly wouldn't hang you out and then fire you, there would have to be a good reason.

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I have to disagree, they are all pretty good to new grads. After reading thru your other posts it seems you may have had some difficulties. Metro has a great new grad program as does CCF and UH. I have worked 2 of them and PRN at another, they all have their pluses and minuses. And Metro certainly wouldn't hang you out and then fire you, there would have to be a good reason.

I was quite successful at Metro. That being said, I saw several newer nurses get fired while still in orientation because they weren't "picking things up fast enough." Problem is, they had zero guidance. The new grad residency is separate from what happens in the departments. Don't confuse the two.

If you look at surveys, you will see in general CCF has low job satisfaction among nurses. I forget where I saw this, otherwise I'd link you to it. UH rules!!!!!!

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Yes, I have seen people let go at all 3 institutions for "not getting it quick enough". Most of the time, especially if it is an intensive care setting, we worked with them, but face it, some people aren't cut out for it, or even a fast paced med surg floor. We did try to relocate people to a slower paced area, but sometimes it isn't possible. So to say UH is totally the end all isn't always true. Glad you are doing okay there.

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