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Hi guys! I'm a new grad thinking of applying to the Methodist Hospital in Houston, but I don't know much about it. Is it in a good location? I used to live in TX, outside of Houston, but I don't know too many people there... hopefully it would have a lot of new grads. How much are new grad RNs paid? What is the hospital reputation?

Thanks!

I'm a new grad myself and Methodist, if I looked at their web site correctly, only hires BSN's now

txsummerRN

Specializes in PICU. Has 3 years experience.

I don't work at Methodist but I can answer some of your questions. Methodist is in the Texas Medical Center, inside the 610 loop, on the South side. Other hospitals in the TMC are St. Luke's, MD Anderson, TX Children's, Ben Taub, Texas Woman's, Shriner's, Memorial Hermann, the VA, etc, along with several med schools and nsg schools. The abundance of knowledge in the area makes it an exciting place to work. I hear that Methodist treats their employees very well and starting pay is comparable to other hospitals in the area, maybe about $25 by now. Maybe more. Good luck!

GTChick01

Specializes in ER. Has 2 years experience.

I applied and interviewed at the Methodist Willowbrook location. Everyone there was super nice, and I would have accepted the job, if I didn't get the other job offer I wanted. I was actually disappointed to have to turn it down because it would have been a great place to work. And I'm an ADN nurse, so they don't only hire BSN nurses. As a matter of fact, they have an on-site BSN program.

I applied and interviewed at the Methodist Willowbrook location. Everyone there was super nice, and I would have accepted the job, if I didn't get the other job offer I wanted. I was actually disappointed to have to turn it down because it would have been a great place to work. And I'm an ADN nurse, so they don't only hire BSN nurses. As a matter of fact, they have an on-site BSN program.

I was looking at there job oppertunities myself but most of their descriptions says they want at least 6 months of experience. Are you a new grad? Do you know if they are hiring new grads?

HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience.

Oh Heavens to Betsy! Don't tell me you don't appreciate the distinction of "The Methodist Hospital" - yep, "the" is actually part of their name.... LOL. They may have hatched a network of suburban facilities, but the mother-ship in the Texas Medical Center (TMC) is still the center of the known universe.

Here's a snippet of the history underlying this titanic organizational ego. The Methodist is one of the original 3 facilities in the TMC - Hermann, St. Lukes Episcopal & The Methodist. The latter two were pioneers in cardiovascular surgery & transplants. TMH - (affiliated with Baylor School of Medicine) was the home of Michael De Bakey. There was a huge uproar in the '60s when his 'student' Denton Cooley started his own program at SLE..... ahhhh good times. The 2 of them didn't speak for 40 years or so. They even used different acronyms for bypass surgery - "CAB" at TMH & "ACB" at SLE. Worked at both facilities and was called on the carpet for using the wrong terms - srsly.

TMH continued to think they could exist as a free-standing tertiary hospital long after everyone else had begun establishing suburban facilities to form a network. Their long-term CEO thought he was also exempt from ordinary rules such as those which regulate tax exempt status. An epic lawsuit resulted which established Texas' "5%" rule for community benefits (does NOT include bad debts) to maintain not-for-profit status. They were late-comers to the whole network thing, and still see the suburban hospitals as lesser entities, with different sets of rules than the original one - such as the whole 'BSNs only' thing.

Sorry if I was rambling on... one of the dangers of old age.

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typo

Actually Methodist TMC does only hire BSN nurses...did my clinicals there and administrators told us...

RNSoonEnuf

Specializes in ER, IMU, PCU, PACU. Has 2 years experience.

Most facilities in TMC are Magnet facilities or are currently working to achieve Magnet status. Magnet and Pathways to Excellence require that the majority of the nursing staff are degree holding (BSN or higher). This is the reason that most of the hospitals within TMC are hiring only BSN new grads. Several of the suburban facilities are also applying for Magnet status and are also getting more selective in their hiring process.

I graduate from my ADN program this August and I currently work at SLE in The Woodlands as an ER Tech and they have applied for Magnet status. MH in The Woodlands has also applied for Magnet status. I'm am hoping that I will be able to find a position within my facility when I graduate, but there are no guarantees. I worry because I turned down a job offer 6 months ago in TMC for a SN associate position with SLE and now I'm concerned that my have been my only way in to a new grad position as an ADN.

NeoNurseTX, RN

Specializes in NICU Level III.

Here's a snippet of the history underlying this titanic organizational ego. The Methodist is one of the original 3 facilities in the TMC - Hermann, St. Lukes Episcopal & The Methodist. The latter two were pioneers in cardiovascular surgery & transplants. TMH - (affiliated with Baylor School of Medicine) was the home of Michael De Bakey. There was a huge uproar in the '60s when his 'student' Denton Cooley started his own program at SLE..... ahhhh good times. The 2 of them didn't speak for 40 years or so. They even used different acronyms for bypass surgery - "CAB" at TMH & "ACB" at SLE. Worked at both facilities and was called on the carpet for using the wrong terms - srsly.

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Haha! I used to work at SLE and I remember the ACB thing. The first time I saw it threw me for a loop. I heard all the stories about DeBakey and Cooley, too.

Hey I was just hired for the GN program and I start on June 7. It is true they only hire BSN graduates but I think it is a great instiution. My top two choices were TCH and Methodist but in the end I felt as if I could grow at Methodist better than at TCH. They just hold themselves to a high standard there and that ultimately promotes great patient safety and satisfaction. Base pay for RN is 26 and shift differential kicks in at 3pm which $3.25 more which is 29.25

Hey I was just hired for the GN program and I start on June 7. It is true they only hire BSN graduates but I think it is a great instiution. My top two choices were TCH and Methodist but in the end I felt as if I could grow at Methodist better than at TCH. They just hold themselves to a high standard there and that ultimately promotes great patient safety and satisfaction. Base pay for RN is 26 and shift differential kicks in at 3pm which $3.25 more which is 29.25

Wow... Dallas range from 22-24. Glad I have 2 interviews there this week!

cool! what department are you interviewing for?

CurlyGirlie

Has 11 years experience.

i start my position at tmh on june 21st! i'm so excited!!!

cool! what department are you interviewing for?

10Jones and 7Main. I'm leading towards one heavily right now, but being that it's mid May and no job, I'm not letting either escape me. :)