HELLLP -- British Nurse seeking job in Princeton

  1. Dear all,
    Just passed Nclex (New Mexico). Would be interested to work and live in Princeton. I have been a RN for 15 yrs with 6 years in CCU. Does anyone know any hospital close to Printon hire foreign nurses? Could anybody please give me a list of the big hospitals in that area, so I can look through the vancacies. Any help will be very much appreciated!!

    Gemma
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    Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 15

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  3. by   NJNursing
    Well princeton has it's own hospital which we all call Princeton Hospital but I think it's official title is Princeton Healthcare System. (http://www.princetonhcs.org/default.aspx)

    There's capital health in Trenton (which isn't far either) - capitalhealth.org

    Hunterdon Medical Center

    RWJ - New Brunswick (or Hamilton where I work) - rwj.org

    St. Peters in New Brunswick

    CentraState in Freehold.

    It all depends on which part of Princeton you're moving to. Princeton is a very expensive place to live (difficult to find homes less than $800,000) so I hope you're prepared for NJ sticker shock.
  4. by   gemma74
    Thank you very much for your information. The reason I said Princeton is because I have a good friend there. I don't have to go to there. To you, which part of NJ is nice to live, in terms of pay, cost of living, safety and education?
    Thank you again in anticipation
    Gemma















    Quote from NJNursing
    Well princeton has it's own hospital which we all call Princeton Hospital but I think it's official title is Princeton Healthcare System. (http://www.princetonhcs.org/default.aspx)

    There's capital health in Trenton (which isn't far either) - capitalhealth.org

    Hunterdon Medical Center

    RWJ - New Brunswick (or Hamilton where I work) - rwj.org

    St. Peters in New Brunswick

    CentraState in Freehold.

    It all depends on which part of Princeton you're moving to. Princeton is a very expensive place to live (difficult to find homes less than $800,000) so I hope you're prepared for NJ sticker shock.
  5. by   SteveNNP
    I have to vote for Monmouth and Ocean counties... that's where I grew up, and am returning to! You're right near the beach, New York City, and far away from the industrial areas. The schools are pretty good, and rent isn't too bad. Check out Meridianhealth.com and sbhcs.com.... they are the two largest healthcare systems in the state. I used to work for meridian at Riverview Medical Center and loved their ICU. Jersey Shore University Medical Center has a great open heart program with several excellent ICU's including CTICU, MICU, and STICU......Best of luck!


    Stephen
  6. by   NJNursing
    I'd stay stay out of north jersey. It's outrageously expensive to live there, so Mercer, Hunterdon, Monthmouth, Ocean counties and southward are the cheapest. I like where I live (a little south of Trenton). I can get to Philadelphia in about 35 minutes, NYC in an hour by train, the beach is 45 minutes away, the mountains are an hour away, Washington D.C. is about 2 hours and a great day trip, Baltimore is an hour and a half and also a great day trip. Plus it's still rural enough to where northerners haven't penetrated too much into and housing rates are still reasonable with reasonable tax rates.
  7. by   gemma74
    Hi, all,
    Thanks a lot for all your input!! I've tried to apply for a few posts online, but feedback was not very positive, maybe because I'm still working in England. Does anybody know any hospitals hire foreign nurses directly??

    Gemma
  8. by   NJNursing
    I didn't know that you weren't living stateside yet. That's probably going to be the biggest turn-off for an employer is the fact that you don't live here right now and couldn't immediately start right away.

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