Worked in Virgin Islands? - page 2

Can anyone relate their RN work experiences in the Carribean?... Read More

  1. by   LDeakin
    I've worked on both St Thomas and St Croix. The hospital on St Thomas is in better repair and has more equipment. St Croix's hospital is all together another world. You will have a good expierence if you remember a few things. Be flexible, polite watch your saftey. If your white, find places that welcome white people. There are restraunts and clubs that prefer locals and are best to avoid. St Thomas can be openly rude to white women. I much prefer St Croix in general. Fresh fruit and vegies, fresh fish right off the dock. Scuba diving is cheaper and the beaches are beautiful. When you work on either island, remember your there for a short time and you will not make any changes. Don't citicize the local staff, you can make suggestions but don't expect any changes...there isn't any money and they are set in old ways. Enjoy your assignment.
  2. by   LDeakin
    I worked St Croix in the ER three years ago for six months. Hopefully they have more working equipment now. I worked on St Thomas postpartum last summer. I couldn't wait to get off that island. The hospital was fine and the dept was amazing. I floated to Med-Surg once. OMG. Yuck. I didn't like the island. St Croix is much better, the people are pleasant and the island is beautiful. Good luck.
  3. by   AnnaB.RN
    I am considering taking a NICU position on St. Croix. Trying to do all the research i can. I've heard alot of pros and cons. Isn't there only one hospital there? I researched online but two different ones came up in St. Croix. So trying to figure out which one it is. Where is the best place to stay there? Any suggestions on anything would be greatly appreciated!
  4. by   cloudwatcher
    haha! so true, I'm working here and it is still true.
  5. by   JillianRN729
    Quote from cloudwatcher
    haha! so true, I'm working here and it is still true.
    hey cloudwatcher! im currently finishing up a 5 month travel assignment in hawaii, contacted an agency who called me back with icu jobs on vi ( st croix i believe?) are you still there ? i would love more info