nursing in the Atlanta, GA area

  1. Hi everyone,

    I just graduated from a BSN program in Richmond, VA. What is the pay in Atlanta, GA in dollars and cents. What are the good hospitals to work at...the bad ones to work at???? What are the hospitals to stay away from??? What about teaching vs. private hospitals...I would really like to work for a teaching hospital.

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  3. by   atownsendrn
    klgreen - New grad rates in the Metro Atlanta area run anywhere from $15/hour to 18/hour? There are alot of good hospitals in the area. It really depends on if you are interested in a particular speciality.

    Atlanta Medical Center - great trauma ER, teaching hospital, has large population of indigent pts.

    Piedmont or St Joes - great places to work if interested in cardiac.

    Children's (Scottish Rite and Egleston) - great for any type of peds pts. Last I heard - these were the worst paying in the area. But if you want peds they are the places to go.

    Kennestone (Wellstar facilities) - great ER's and OR's. Multiple ICU/CCU. Pay is really competitive.

    Most of the hospitals or healthcare systems have web sites. And many are now offering new grad "internships" and great orientation for new grads.

    Hope this helps!!!!!!!!!!
  4. by   healingtouchRN
    I spent a year @ Piedmont (the uptown/downtown hospital located in trendy Buckhead). It was a good experience! I made pretty good money then too. The Braves, Falcons, & Hawks all go there. While I worked there, Evander Holyfield's baby was born, I don't remember which one but, lotsa VIP's. I didn't know who was who since I am not from GA! Best wishes, & get ready to sit in some traffic, which is why I left Hot-lanta, too many people not enuff roads!
  5. by   kiddoRN
    I have an interview at Egleston coming up. Salary quoted was $18.54/hr base. I'm curious if anyone has any experience with this hospital and can give me a heads up about their nursing management and nurse satisfaction.
  6. by   kaitlynsmomma
    We take my daughter to Egleston!! Awesome hospital! Sorry I can't answer your questions.....
  7. by   MarinaBell
    Check out the Northside Hospital website. Lots of information here. When I got my license last December I considered relocating to Atlanta to work. It is a beautiful city and this is the hospital I wanted to work at. Marina
  8. by   atownsendrn
    I had a bad ER experience in the ER at Egleston. But I still believe that it is a good hospital. I know someone that works in the ICU there - she seems to really like it. Good luck!!
  9. by   kiddoRN
    Well I was offered the job. It was a wonderful interview, very receptive people, very warm and open. Great tour and wonderful potential for growth and continuing education. The nursing director I interviewed with was very professional and seemed pretty on top of things. Now I'm just waiting to hear when orientation is.

    Wish me luck, new grad on the loose.