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Thank you for all the responses. It's helpful.
I interviewed last week at a small and big hospital and I cannot decide if offered both positions if a smaller hospital would be a better learning environment compared to a bigger hospital environment. I feel the bigger hospitals may offer better opportunities as far as moving around to different facilities in the long run since they have multiple locations while the smaller hospital only has that one locations. The smaller hospital if offered a position will be on a medical floor and at bigger hospital will be on a cardiac/telemetry floor.
I don't know too much about working as a RN in a small hospital environments vs big hospital environment. If anyone can share their experiences with me that would be helpful.
I was wondering what new grad RN experiences have been at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, TX? Is it a good program? How are new RN treated?
New Grad RN at Methodist hospitals starts off at $20 per hour as base pay with shift differentials. I think the differentials are 7p-7a $3 and 11p - 7a $4.55. I was told this by nursing recruiter. When you applied for these residency program, you just have to keep calling them to check the status of your application. I find that it works and the nursing recruiters are usually good at trying to help you get an interview with nursing directors. The thing is that all these GN positions fill up so fast. I feel like I just applied and then call a week later only to be told most positions are filled. I did get an interview last week at the Metropolitan Hospital in downtown San Antonio for a possible night GN position on a cardiac/telemetry floor. Waiting to hear back. It's tough job hunting in SA. It's getting frustrating as well. I even tried to apply for smaller hospitals, rehab facilities, and long term facilities.
Anyone ever worked for the Methodist Hospital or Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio Area? I was looking at these 2 hospitals. They seem to have a good RN residency program for new nurses. I want to get into these programs. Just wanted to hear some opinions on these 2 hospitals.
I took the prep course and found it to be helpful. It definitely does help you learn how to navigate through the Texas BON. It gives you an overview and help you understand the different topics being tested. 2 hours is plenty of time and knowing where to refer to on the website will help. GOOD LUCK!
Thanks. I appreciate everyone's advice.
I graduated about 2 1/2 years ago and finally just passed my nclex in March 2011. It took me awhile and sometimes I feel embarrassed that it took me this long, but I never gave up. I did take some time off in between studying so that is one of the reasons for the delay plus I had to work to pay off school loans and bills.
I first need advice on what kind of floor is best to start off with? Everyone says starting off on a meg/surg floor is probably the best because you can see a little of everything, experience what bedside nursing is, and practice and perfect in our fundamental skills. I want to start off on a floor where I can build a good basis for my nursing career and use that experience where ever I go.
My second question is since I am technically not a "new grad" anymore, but have no experience is it okay to apply for any nursing job since some jobs don't require experience. Also because I have no experience will I be trained/treated differently from new graduate RN? How long are nurses usually trained for?
If you all can give me some opinion/ advice that would be great. Thanks.
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