Anyone in Tennessee??? - page 3

Just wondering if there were any nurses or nursing students here from Tennessee? Thanks, Sandy.... Read More

  1. by   Totone656
    <-----lives in the axillary of the state of Tennessee, <gag> Memphis.
  2. by   NurseDennie
    LOL Wendy!


  3. by   NewbornNurseRN
    Newbie here from Knoxville ............been a Newborn Nurse for 9 years.............Good luck to all the nursing students!!

    Sherry, RN
  4. by   prn nurse
    for many, many years. Why didn't you all vote for Gore? A billion dollars in federal funds is usually funneled into the presidents' home state. Look at Texas, Reagan must have funneled at least a billion into California...the best highways in the country...largest shipping industry..contracts to every company in the state...federal contracts=federal dollars. California isn't referred to as a "country", for nothing..You guys were so close...the last time I drove through Tennessee, from what I saw, you guys could use some federal dollars. Oh well, Texans know how to spend 'em. I always thought I would want to retire at Paris Landing, but I will choose Texas or California. The folks there know when they are holding onto the golden goose and know what to do.
  5. by   ChemoRN
    Welcome to TN!

    I also work in Tennessee. Not in L&D obviously. Had both my babies at Southern Hills and loved it (and I don't work there).

    All of the hospitals have their good and bad reviews, I guess. I have heard horrible things about St. T lately - which we always referred to as the "Land of Milk and Honey". Also I've heard the same thing about Baptist with their horrible RN/pt ratios. Sometimes they don't even have an RN on the floor. I'm not sure how that works, but I have a friend who is an LPN and is the only licensed staff at night on her unit. Go figure. I know people who worked at TriStar and loved it and those who hated it. Personnally, I'm at Vanderbilt, and well, some days I love it and some days I don't!

    the good news is - with the shortage, you will be able to find a job if you're not happy in the one you have. Take a look around and see what's best for you!
  6. by   Furball
    Last edit by Furball on Jan 1, '03
  7. by   CPA2RN
    PRN Nurse,

    Why not Gore (the puppet)? To put it frankly, because he sucks. I'd hate to think what kind of situation this country would be in right now if Gore was President. He just doesn't have the goods. Please, move to CA or Texas, our state's population is growing fast enough.
  8. by   highasthesky
    WOW! There are Tennesseans on this site aren't there! Great to hear from all of you. I enjoy hearing (reading in this case) about others and their lives, jobs, and location. Especially when it's my own home state. Nice to "meet" all of you!
  9. by   openheartnurse
    Hey all you fellow Tenneseeans....I live in upper east tn. near Knoxville. I have traveled to Chattanooga and to Nashville as a travel nurse....currently at home. I worked at Parkridge in Chattanooga and at St. Thomas in Nashville. I work in the OR. I have been a nurse for 10 years. I wouldn't do anything else. I liked St. Thomas hospital very much... they were very nice to travelers there..I only worked in their CTOR (cardiothoraic).
    I am happy to see so many TN nurses on this site.
  10. by   studentnurse_02
    hey everyone- i just wanted to say that i really enjoy my peds rotation. i doing my peds rotation at vanderbilt. i would love to work there, but i live an hour away and i dont think i could afford to live up in that area. and i hate interstate driving. but i really love the hospital. the staff is so great up there! thanx
  11. by   SpecFuz
    my husband grew up in TN and went to college in Memphis. I've lived in NY all my life and work in NYC...
    we are planning to move to Nashville and I have been trying to find out about BSN programs in the area. Right now, I'm applying to MTSU. I would truly appreciate if anyone could pls offer any advice.
  12. by   CPA2RN
    Hi SpecFuz,

    Nashville is great! You will love it! I lived up in CT about 45 min from NYC for about four years. It is definitely a different culture down here from up north but it is great. The weather is definitely one of biggest differences. One of my best friends from CT was down in July and kept saying "this heat is just deadly". It is pretty hot in the summer, but we generally have mild winters and beautiful spring and fall seasons. I have looked into probably all of the BSN programs in the area. Some other schools you should look at are: Belmont, Aquinis (I think that is how it is spelled), and Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt also has a bridge program to a MSN if you would be interested in that, but Vandy is VERY expensive. I think MTSU is supposed to be pretty good though. You can do all your coursework online for the RN to BSN and arrange your clinicals on an individual basis (at least that is what I have heard). Good luck in your search!
  13. by   -jt
    speaking of Tennessee........

    just received this interesting article concerning lowering nurses salaries there by 30%........

    Nurses might want to boycott this company