I will be relocating to NJ next year, and will be looking for a new unit to work at. I currently work at a level III NICU in SC. Any info would be appreciated! I will be commuting from Monmouth county, most likely.
Jan 27, '07
I am a New Grad -- I am starting a position at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, NJ as soon as I pass my boards. I did an externship there and have to say the hospital is incredible. I looked at a few places - St. Barnabas in Livingston (Level 3), St. Joseph's in Paterson (Level 3), and St. Clare's in Denville (Level 2). After talking to people who have been there/done that -- MMH got the most amount of kudos from nurses that I spoke with. Anything from suburban/outlying hospitals ends up here. The Neos here are incredible and we handle almost anything -- the only thing we "send out" are cardiac issues -- they end up going to Colombia Presbyterian in NYC.
If I lived in South Jersey I would also consider Robert Wood Johnson -- They have a level 3 and a great reputation --
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Jan 27, '07
i would go to st peter's in new brunswick
Feb 2, '07
Those are all kind of a hike from Monmouth county, though. The larger a city you go to, the better their NICUs are, but there are hospitals in Monmouth/Ocean county which may suit you better.
Feb 3, '07
i wouldn't consider new brunswick a hike from monmouth county but that's just me
Feb 5, '07
Even from a northern area of monmouth - like middletown - it's 40 minutes with the traffic and all. I live down in Burlington county, so I can get to everything I need within a 15 minute drive in any direction, so for me 40 minutes each way just isn't worth a job.
Feb 5, '07
that's cool and this is all dependent upon where in monmouth but my commute from englishtown to nb was 20-25 minutes which i think is completely reasonable, and much more so than any of the north jersey hospitals mentioned
Feb 21, '07
Can I just say...thank-you to the NICU nurses. Thank you for your dedication and caring. I would not be alive today if it weren't for people like you. I have been inspired to pursue nursing because someday I want to give babies the chance at life that I was given. I was born in 1986 at Stratford hospital. I was three months early and weighed 1lb 12 oz. I also have a twin brother that weighed 2 lbs. 1oz. We both survived and are very lucky. Thank you again for all you do! I am pursuing nursing as a career and now I am just waiting to get into a nursing school in ocean county.
Mar 6, '07
I would check out St. Barnabas depending on the commute.
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