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by breeqt breeqt (Member) Member

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in miami or in general. I'm considering applying there as a new grad. I really havent heard much about va hospitals, other then the great benefits. I wonder whether it would be a good place for a new grad to work and what the environment is like. Also, what's the application process like, any tips/insight?

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Not sure about Miami, but Bay Pines in St. Pete and James A. Haley in Tampa are supposed to be nurse-friendly and new-grad friendly. Cost of living is a lot better in that part of the state, too.

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DaniLPN2RN specializes in LTAC, Wound Care, Case Management.

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I am currently doing my clinical rotation at James A Haley in Tampa. It seems to be a good place to work. Typical issues that you will find everywhere. They are very receptive to new grads and the nurses really seem to want to help you learn. It is a lengthy application process; 3-6 months is the average.

Hope that helps. Congratulations on graduation.

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My mother is a chemo nurse at Bay Pines.. She regularly has 5-6 patients WHILE training new grads. Tampa is suppose to be run a lot better but she dislikes Bay Pines. She has been stuck on the same floor for almost 3 years. She has tried to transfer floors but it is very hard to do so because of the seniority and the pay scale. She is a hard working nurse but she doesn't involve herself is politics/sucking up.

However, they are very new grad friendly and will hire you before you take your test.

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