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Specializes in med/surg, CCU, Transitional Care. Has 1 years experience.

Hershey Medical Center

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Hi everyone! I haven't posted in a long time. I am currently in the first year of my nursing school. I have been going to school for so long with the pre-reqs that I finally am heading for the home stretch! My question is for anyone out there. Recruiters are making their rounds at school and I am so confused as to where I finally want to work and live. I would like to stay in Pennsylvania and am interested in learning more about Hershey Medical Center. If anyone has any info on this hospital or any other PA hosp., please let me know. I haven't particularly picked a specialty. One day it's surgery, the next it's peds

Thanks!!

Tammilynn

This is a re-post. All I got was a smart answer to a serious question :angryfire

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

Hershey Medical Center is a teaching facility and is favorably known around the state. Don't know what nursing conditions are like but impressed with the nurses I've met at PSNA state conventions over the years.

I have a friend who works at Hershey Med and really likes it! There are great opportunities for advancement there too. If your interested in the other benefits; I hear they pay a portion of the tuition for your children to attend either Penn State or some other technical school (forgot the name!) after you work there for so long!

I'm almost finished with my first semester of Nursing school but I've always dreamed of working at Hershey Med! I've still have some time to decide--I'm afraid that I'll get too comfy with the way things are done where I'm at and won't want to leave when it's time. Oh--it doesn't hurt that they'll reimburse me for my tuition either!!!

tammilynn

Specializes in med/surg, CCU, Transitional Care. Has 1 years experience.

I have a friend who works at Hershey Med and really likes it! There are great opportunities for advancement there too. If your interested in the other benefits; I hear they pay a portion of the tuition for your children to attend either Penn State or some other technical school (forgot the name!) after you work there for so long!

I'm almost finished with my first semester of Nursing school but I've always dreamed of working at Hershey Med! I've still have some time to decide--I'm afraid that I'll get too comfy with the way things are done where I'm at and won't want to leave when it's time. Oh--it doesn't hurt that they'll reimburse me for my tuition either!!!

Thank you for responding to my post. I just wonder what the cost of living is there. I heard it is very expensive and housing is really high. I just don't know where I want to go. Of course, when your in school, everyone wants you. If I move I plan on going to the hospital of my dreams (If you know what I mean) Sure money is great, but I want to be happy with where I work and what I do. Again, thanks for responding :)

I'm in Maryland and heard Hershey is a great place to work and to be a patient.

From where I am, the Hershey area isn't all that expensive. Try doing a search on Hershey. You'll find sites that list things like housing and such to give you an idea of what it's like.

Howdy,

I am from MO and I am looking at Penn State for a graduate program...It is good to hear that Penn State Hershey is rated so high among my peers..however no job is perfect so if anyone can give me advice on the pitfalls that I must avoid..I would really appreciate it I am also considering NC and the nursing program there...it is great that as nurses we can go anywhere Thanks, Elaine

Thank you for responding to my post. I just wonder what the cost of living is there. I heard it is very expensive and housing is really high. I just don't know where I want to go. Of course, when your in school, everyone wants you. If I move I plan on going to the hospital of my dreams (If you know what I mean) Sure money is great, but I want to be happy with where I work and what I do. Again, thanks for responding :)

Hershey itself is expensive in terms of housing (although incredibly cheap compared to where I live now). But the towns around it are affordable. Some are increasing in price, but still affordable. Palmyra, Elizabethtown, for example are fine.

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