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Thank you for the great information. I have applied to both and met with the nurse recruitment dept. last week at Forsyth. I was very impressed and will have to see what I learn if I get to interview with the nurse manager. Where are you in school - Winston Salem state? That's wonderful- clinicals at both locations! Have you thought about where you might apply to work? I'm in school in NYC and I think I'm the only one applying already, but to work in NC, you've got to start this early. Best of luck!
I'm attending Surry Community College in Dobson, NC. It's about 40 minutes from Winston-Salem. We do clinicals in both Winston hospitals as wells as Mount Airy and Elkin (much smaller hospitals). I had originally thought I'd work at Forsyth because I wanted to do L and D or post-partum but now I'm leaning towards starting out in Peds and that will be at Baptist. Baptist has the children's hospital and Forsyth does obstetrics. I delivered both my children at Forsyth and am very impressed with them as well.
For future reference, there is a smaller hospital being constructed in Kernersville (a fairly small town very close to W-S) and plans are in the works to build hospitals in either Davie county or Clemmons (both near W-S as well). Both Forsyth and Baptist want to build new, smaller facilities to service outlying area so there is a bid war going on right now between the two facilities. The new hospital won't open til approx 2013 but that might be something we'd would want to consider later on once we have some experience if we wanted to move into management.
If you need any info on the area, please feel free to PM me or you can email me. PM me and I'll send you my email address. I moved here almost 16 years ago from S. FL and love it. I'll be happy to help you if I can with your transition.
PS Please let me know how your interviews go. I haven't spoken to anyone yet and I'm curious what each hospital is offering new grads. We'll be meeting with recruiters next semester so I'll be happy to pass on any information I obtain as well.