Hospitals in Denver Metro Area??? - page 3

I have looked all through there websites and on google maps. Very limited access indeed :) I can't seem to find a good order or Hierarchy of GOOD hospitals to work for. Does any one have any... Read More

  1. by   PCU22
    What about UofCol Hospital? Any thoughts?
  2. by   Satori77
    VA does sound like an amazing place to work. Where is the VA hospital, is it at Fitzsimmons in Aurora? I would be very interested in working there myself. Both my father and husband are vets, so I have a personal interest in the work. How long do you have to work at VA in order to qualify for the program? Can you choose where to go back to get your RN, or do they pick the school? It sounds almost too good to be true, I definitely have to look into it. Thanks so much
  3. by   Satori77
    Quote from PCU22
    What about UofCol Hospital? Any thoughts?
    I have heard great things about U of C hospital. They are supposed to have a great orientation for new nurses, though I think they only hire BSN's. On a personal note, I had my daughter at that hospital, and loved it as a patient. I had a difficult birth, and my daughter came out not she spent a week in the NICU. The nurses were awesome!! Mine and hers. I was very impressed.
  4. by   kansas_flea
    Quote from stardogdaisy
    VA does hire LPNs. You will find that you will make much more money and get experience in an acute care setting. VA has was is called the VANEEP program. If you want to go back to school for an RN degree, you apply for this program. The VA will pay for the entire cost of your education, and your job is to go to school. You only work on your breaks, and you are paid your full-time base pay, earn your leave and your benefits. When you are done with the RN program, you will owe them time. I know a few nurses here that went through that program offered by the government and are so grateful. It really is a great place to work. Let me know if I can do anything to help or answer any other questions.
    hello stardaisy...I was reading the post you wrote about the vaneep program in the VA hospital near Denver. Do you know where I would find more info about this? I have a BA in Psych and want to go back to school to get an associates RN. I want to move to the Denver area soon and go to school, and think this looks like a great program. Thank you for your help!
    Last edit by jb2u on May 31, '08 : Reason: No personal email addresses in post-TOS Violation
  5. by   gratefulnurse
    Back to the VA Hospital, I am planning on applying to work there. Can someone explain the benefit of health insurance after 5 years of employment that is provided in retirement? Do I need to work a full 20yr and come out with a full retirement to get the health benefit, or can I just work an isolated 5 yrs, leave the VA, and then pick the health benefit up at retirement age?
  6. by   gratefulnurse
    Stardogdaisy,what you wrote about the VA has me intrigued, and I would like to ask you more questions, but you don't have any contact info listed. I would like to know if I can follow up on your offer to find out more about the Denver VA jobs. Thanks
  7. by   Phoenixlight
    Hey Jules!
    I am a fellow-Floridian who is thinking of moving to CO. I am also a Medic and am trying to start the PM-RN program in Miami. I guess we are in the same boat (you're a few steps ahead), at any rate, would you mind if I picked your brain on a few things?? Send me a PM message. Thanks!
  8. by   emi11jun
    I know that this is an old thread...but I'm just writing to tell you that I am a new Grad... I just graduated in May and had my interview with the VA in June. It took me 6 weeks, 4 phone calls, 4 voicemails, and 2 e-mails to finally get a resoponse from the Nurse Recruiter. I had an interview and I heard back from the Nurse Manager stating I should be getting a phone call in the next few days from HR with a (hopefully!) offer.

    Just be persistent. I literally harassed, haha. If you do not have your license yet (I don't -- I just took my NCLEX yesterday), then you can apply as a Graduate Nurse Technician -- although I have heard that the Denver VA does not hire GNT's often.

    Good luck!
  9. by   emi11jun
    Oh & just a quick thing:

    They do not pay for all student loans if you are hired. You must apply for such money -- if you are not qualified, you will not get the reimbursement. Your position has to be difficult to fill in order for your tuition to be reimbursed.

    My friend is working for the VA in Minneapolis/St. Paul and they had promoted this program to her when she was interviewing. We went to a very expensive (& over-priced!) school and she needed this money. However, when she went into work her first day and they went over the qualifications -- she did not meet them. depends on your job placement. Needless to say, she was pretty upset.

    When I went into my interview the Nurse Manager clearly stated that I needed to be qualified -- so at least there was no confusion.

    Good luck with the VA!
  10. by   sourapril
    Quote from JuLeSx7d7
    Thanks you so much for the reply. Actually, I actually got as far as the phone interview but then I got an email saying they picked someone who was more qualified, Oh well,

    On another note, you mentioned that the cost of living was way too high. I was looking to move to the city myself. Would you say that it is too high for a single 28 y/o M with no kids? I don't want to make a commitment to work in a facility where the living expenses is more than the 45k one would make starting as a nurse in Denver.

    Thanks again :wink2:
    Keep applying. I got the same emails 8-10 times, but I applied to their jobs every Thursday and I will have an in person interview this week so don't give up.
  11. by   klone
    To clarify UofC Hospital DOES hire ADN nurses, but not as new grads. They must come with experience. For new grads, they will only hire BSN-prepared nurses, but they have a very large and extensive nurse residency program.
  12. by   Iamangel
    I have been looking for a RN Position in step down NICU, but finding no luck...they look for BSN....despite havign 17yrs of Nursing expe..I am not getting any luck....seems like Denver is diff to find a job....

    I may have to be more vigorous to look around..

    Good luck Dear.....
  13. by   Iamangel
    Dear klone what is U & C,

    I too have ADN degree, I feel I have been thrown out of denver...hehehe
    thank you for your encouragement....