Moving to Cincinnati-info wanted - page 2
We are hoping to move to Cincinnati after finishing my ADN program in MD. I have an opportunity to stay here an additional year and finish my RN to BSN. We would really rather not stay here for... Read More
Feb 20, '08Occupation: Registerd Nurse Specialty: ER, Critical Care ; Joined: Feb '08; Posts: 68; Likes: 23VA I believe is very supportive as far as continuing your education. They have what is called NNEI. You have to be employed with VA for one year and apply for this program, but it is worth it. With the NNEI program, VA pays the entire cost of your school up front. There is no "tuition reimbursement," the entire cost is paid by the US government. When you are done with the program, you owe the VA three years of service. NNEI is National Nursing Education Initiative. If you want to apply go to www.usajobs.gov. Or simply call the nurse recruiter. I will tell you, it does take a while to actually get in the door because of FBI background checks and all that the government has to do to make sure you're not a terrorist of anything. But if your wanting a carreer with VA it is worth the wait. I hope that I have been of some help to you. VA nurses are also part of the United Nurses Association Union. Something to think about.
Feb 21, '08Joined: Feb '08; Posts: 23; Likes: 6Hi! You will only find difficulty if your college was not NLN accredited. Veterans Administration & Deaconess will not take you. I *personally* have not worked at any of the Mercy hospitals, but 5 separate people at different times have told me they "work you like a dog." (Look into their turnover rate.) Do not forget about the Greater Cincinnati area; St. Elizabeth is a magnet hospital, there's St. Luke East and St. Luke West, all in Northern Kentucky (only a bridge away . . .)
Feb 22, '08Occupation: Registerd Nurse Specialty: ER, Critical Care ; Joined: Feb '08; Posts: 68; Likes: 23I almost took a per diem position at one of the Mercy Hospitals, but something just did not feel right. I must say, I'm glad that I didn't if they work you like a dog. It's hard work at VA, don't get me wrong. But they pretty much stick to their rules regarding nurse to patient ratio, and the staff really works together as a team. The grass isn't always greener on the other side I guess. Plus, I love our veterans!