Indiana Nursing Job Availabilities??? - page 2

Dear Indiana Allnurses Siblings :) I am hoping my Indiana Allnurses Siblings can share with me what you know about the job possibilities for nurses in Indianapolis, IN as I will soon be a resident... Read More

  1. by   HoosierBoy
    Hey deespoohbear, I live in Ft. Wayne also. I am going to start nursing school in January. Where do you work and how do you like it? I have a family and a pretty solid career right now, so this change in my life is pretty scary.

    Renee, I have a bunch of friends who are nurses and med students in Indy. They all say there are tons of job opportunities. The big three teaching hospitals have great reputations.
    Last edit by HoosierBoy on Sep 27, '02
  2. by   l.rae
    Renee, well, it's not dayton, but...much closer to Ohio than Texas...l hope you like it when is the big move?...LR
  3. by   live4today
    Thanks a ton for all this wonderful information, siblings! You guys and gals really come through for an Allnurse, don't you! :kiss ((((((((hugs))))))to everyone of you for taking the time to offer me so much support and encouragement, and share job information with me. I am feeling sooooooo much better after reading these post on this thread, and no longer feel any anxiety about moving to Indy! Thanks for the warm and loving "Hoosier" welcome! :blushkiss

    You guys bring tears to my heart......but tears of gladness and joy......not sorrow. I thank God for every rememberance of each one of you. I'll keep you all posted as to my quest for jobs in Indy in the near months ahead of me. I already have an application to apply for my Indy RN license by endorsement, and will be mailing that off within the next week. Much love and thanks, Renee......Cheerfuldoer :kiss
  4. by   deespoohbear
    Hey Renee-Hope you have a coat for winter time here in Indiana!! I don't remember when you said you would be coming to the Hoosier state, but I am sure our winters are a little colder than Texas!!

    PS-There is more than corn in Indiana!! We have soybeans too!! :roll :kiss
  5. by   st4304
    Originally posted by deespoohbear
    PS-There is more than corn in Indiana!! We have soybeans too!! :roll :kiss
    Hey! You stole my line! I guess great Hoosiers think alike, huh?

    Anyway, Cheerfuldoer, Welcome to Indiana! Depending upon what side of town you live on, you might also think about working at one of the smaller hospitals located in surrounding areas. I got tired of 'big city' nursing and and am now working at a smaller hosp about 50 mi south of Indy and it is the best place IMHO I have ever nursed as for the way they treat their nurses. However, I have worked at Riley, Methodist, St. Francis and Wishard, and they are all great hospitals, too. I have been a patient in Women's Hosp (had all my babies there) and St. Vincent's and was treated like a queen both places. Let me know if you become a "Southsider"! (Have lived here my entire life.)

    We do have more than soybeans and corn. . we have basketball! We also, I believe, are the most obese state in this blessed union, plus rank way up there for most smokers, SO GREAT JOB SECURITY!

    Go Purdue!

  6. by   deespoohbear
    how could i forget basketball??

    from november to march, it what most true-blooded hoosiers eat, breathe, sleep, and talk!!
  7. by   deespoohbear
    Renee-here is a list to help you get acquainted with the "culture" of Indiana:

    54 Reasons You Know You're From Indiana

    1. You think the State Bird is Larry.
    2. You don't know what a "Pacer" is and have never even wondered.
    3. You know that "Mellencamp" went to "Cougar" and back to "Mellencamp."
    4. You can say "French Lick" without laughing out loud.
    5. There's actually a college near you named "Ball State."
    6. You know Batesville is the "casket making capital of the world," and you're proud of it.
    7. The last "g" is silent in any word ending in "ing."
    8. You could never figure out "spring forward-fall back," so "Screw Daylight Savings Time!!"
    9. Your feelings get hurt whenever someone points out the acronym for Purdue University is "P-U."
    10. You know several people who have hit a deer.
    11. You've never met any celebrities.
    12. You've seen all the biggest bands 10 years after they were popular.
    13. Down south to you means Kentucky.
    14. You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "Terre Haute."
    15. Your school was canceled because of cold.
    16. Your school was canceled because of heat.
    17. You know what the phrase "Knee-high by the Fourth of July" means.
    18. You've heard of Euchre, you know how to play Euchre, and you are the master of Euchre.
    19. You've seen a running car, with nobody in it, in the parking lot of the grocery store, no matter what time of year it is.
    20. You end your sentences with an unnecessary preposition. Example: "Where's my coat at?"
    21. Detassling was your first job. Bailing hay, your second. Or you could stack hay, swim in the pond to clean off, and then have the strength to play a couple of games of hoops, all in the same barn lot on the same day.
    22. You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day ("Stoke the fire" and "fling open the windows" for the older version).
    23. You say things like "catty-wumpus" and "kitty-corner."
    24. You install security lights on your house and garage, then leave both of them unlocked.
    25. You carry jumper cables in your car regularly.
    26. You drink "pop."
    27. You know that bailin' wire was the predecessor to duct tape.
    28. You know that strangers are the only ones who come to your "front" door.
    29. Kids and dogs ride in the passenger seats of cars and the backs of pickups.
    30. You think nothing of it in spring and fall to be stuck behind a farm implement driving on the roads.
    31. High school basketball game draws a bigger crowd on the weekend than movie theaters, IF you have movie theaters.
    32. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
    33. The local paper covers national and international headlines on one page, but requires six for local sports.
    34. Can repeat the scores of the last eight IU games, but unless the MVP is a Hoosier, you are not sure who he is.
    35. You can see at least two basketball hoops from your yard.
    36. You can name every one of Bob Knight's "exploits" over the last few years.
    37. You shop at Marsh.
    38. Damon Bailey was your childhood hero.
    39. The biggest question of your youth was "IU or Purdue."
    40. Indianapolis is the "big city."
    41. "Getting caught by a train" is a legitimate excuse for being late to school.
    42. The Wabash river is the "biggest body of water" near your house.
    43. You know several different definitions as to what a Hoosier really is.
    44. People at your high school chewed tobacco.
    45. Everyone knows who the town cop is, where he lives, and whether he is at home or on duty.
    46. To get to school you had to drive on a gravel road, a road with several right-angle turns in it, or if you were really lucky, over a covered bridge.
    47. People in your neighborhood really, REALLY like NASCAR.
    48. You actually know what the CART vs IRL debate is about and have taken aside.
    49. You know what Michiana means.
    50. The vehicle of choice in your area is not a car, but a pickup.
    51. You are a BIG John Mellencamp fan.
    52. You've been to the Covered Bridge Festival.
    53. You took back roads to get there. "Why sit in traffic"?
    54. To you, tenderloin is not an expensive cut of beef, but a big, salty, breaded piece of pork served on a bun with pickles.

    Hope this helps.

  8. by   shannonRN
    dees, those are absolutely hilarious and so true!!! just need to figure out how to work in corn, soybeans, and indiana beach!!!!
  9. by   indynurse
    Way too funny!

    I think you missed one though...

    #55. You think there is an "R" in Washington.

    Shannon, in a way, I think #17 covers corn.
  10. by   live4today
    Hello Indy siblings!

    You guys are waaaaayyyyyy too nice to be Northerners, you know. :chuckle

    Of late, I am lucky if I have enough energy to sign on to the net once a day. My home has been like grand central station this past week with my family coming to see me and all. It's winding down now. By the time they all leave, I will need another week to rest.

    As soon as I get my "homeless sister" taken care of, and on her merry way, I will be able to leave TX for good. Yeahhhhhh!!!

    Thank you guys ever so much! I can't say thanks enough!!! Smooches and hugs......I'll be on tomorrow to hopefully post more when I'm more rested than I am now. Love you all, Cheerfuldoer :kiss
  11. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by deespoohbear

    54 Reasons You Know You're From Indiana

    10. You know several people who have hit a deer.
    13. Down south to you means Kentucky.
    17. You know what the phrase "Knee-high by the Fourth of July" means.
    18. You've heard of Euchre, you know how to play Euchre, and you are the master of Euchre.
    36. You can name every one of Bob Knight's "exploits" over the last few years.
    39. The biggest question of your youth was "IU or Purdue."
    47. People in your neighborhood really, REALLY like NASCAR.

    Those were great! :chuckle
  12. by   extremebean
    just a thought........... we allnurses hoosier sibs may want to get together for a welcoming party when Cheerfuldoer gets to indy.......????????? that could be really neat to meet each other......??????
  13. by   ERNurse752
    Hey Renee,

    I've lived in Indy all my life, and I work in for Community Hospitals, and I've worked for Wishard too. Let me know what kinds of jobs you might be interested in. Community does offer an RN refresher course.

    Consists of Community East, North, South, and Anderson...coming soon the Indiana Heart Hospital!

    Inner city, Level I Trauma Center, Burn Center

    Methodist, IU, and Riley (Clarian Health)
    All downtown Indy, Methodist=Level I Trauma, Riley=Children's hospital

    St. Vincent:
    On the northwest side of Indy, Catholic hospital, also has a children's hospital

    St. Francis:
    St. Francis Beech Grove, and St. Francis Indianapolis...both on the south side of Indy, Catholic hospital

    We also have Winona Hospital (inner city, small hospital), Women's Hospital (don't know much about it), and the VA which is downtown by Wishard/IU/Riley. Don't know much about it either...also have some nursing agencies, like
    M me with any questions! Good luck, and we look forward to having you in our cornfields!