Yuma, Arizona need nurses!

  1. wanted: 1,317 nurses; yrmc seeking to head off shortage

    april 23, 2007 - 11:11pm

    yuma regional medical center projects that it will need to hire 1,317 nurses during the next eight years to meet growth demands, said sharon gardner, vice president of human resources at yrmc.

    much of yrmc's plans to recruit nurses hinges on if it can prove to local college officials that there is enough interest to warrant program expansions at arizona western college and northern arizona university-yuma, according to local hospital officials. yuma's limited capacity of nursing programs and a shortage of instructors...
    see full article:

    http://www.yumasun.com/onset?id=3358...e=article.html
    Last edit by brian on May 6, '07 : Reason: updated link
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  3. by   G to The P
    The demand is still high! hopefully they can find more instructors to help fill the shortage of nurses.
  4. by   Bluehair
    I followed the link above but couldn't find the article.
  5. by   Imissthefall
    Quote from Bluehair
    I followed the link above but couldn't find the article.
    Bluehair..open the link and type in "nurses" or Yuma needs nurses in the search on the top...The Yuma Sun is the local paper so the articles have changed. I posted the whole article but it was edited by the moderators?
  6. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from G to The P
    The demand is still high! hopefully they can find more instructors to help fill the shortage of nurses.

    I'm sure it has a little more to do with it's location than just with instructors....
  7. by   ONMELD
    Registered nurse base hourly rate at YRMC: $29.28
    YRMC average registered nurse earnings: $60,374

    Decent wages, great weather....
  8. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from ONMELD

    Decent wages, great weather....
    :chuckle Great weather?

    LOL, it will take more money than that to get me there!
  9. by   Ayrman
    Quote from ONMELD
    Registered nurse base hourly rate at YRMC: $29.28
    YRMC average registered nurse earnings: $60,374

    Decent wages, great weather....
    Dang! That's (very slightly, granted) better than I'm making now with noc shift dif. Can't be any hotter than it is up here by the dam come summer.

    Ayrman
  10. by   SassyRN2469
    I worked at YRMC, this past winter as a "Seasonal Nurse"...GREAT people to work with, extremely busy ER, but I will return next season. It would be helpful if you are considering this opportunity to know some Spanish...very high Hispanic population, although the hospital employs intrepretors who do a great job!!
  11. by   military spouse
    Quote from SassyRN2469
    I worked at YRMC, this past winter as a "Seasonal Nurse"...GREAT people to work with, extremely busy ER, but I will return next season. It would be helpful if you are considering this opportunity to know some Spanish...very high Hispanic population, although the hospital employs intrepretors who do a great job!!
    Hi,
    I would love to hear more about your seasonal experiences at YRMC. I've considered doing something like that and it looked like there was some flexibility with assignment lengths. I've only passed through Yuma when we lived in Sierra Vista and would drive out to San Diego. Do you work somewhere else besides YRMC and, if so, how do you make that work? Thanks so much!
  12. by   Ayrman
    Add me to the list of people who would like to hear more about Yuma, whether seasonal or regular employment. Perhaps a thread in the AZ forum would be appropos?

    Ayrman

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