Ok, this should be a sedate thread compared to all that religion, politics and race stuff, but I am set to move to a large hospital in Vancouver in October and have never worked in a large urban hospital before. Anyone care to share their thoughts on the pros and cons or any tips, etc.? My current hospital is about 150 beds. Also, any tips for working with med students? Are they as clueless in big cities as when they get sent up here>?
Sep 17, '02
I worked at Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Center for 10 years. Since then I have worked at many other institutions.....and been in many more as staff, a nursing instructor or family member of the patient. Vancouver Hospital is very good compared to others. A smaller hospital in the area was really scary when my Dad had day surgery there this summer. Where I used to work, the staff were superb and I think it was the best of its kind in providing holistic, patient centered care.
If you are working in VH, they have a lot of experienced nurses and great resource people.
Last edit by globalRN on Oct 7, '02