Temple University Hospital-My dream hospital

  1. Does anyone have any information about Temple Hospital?
    Such as:
    The nurse-patient ratio
    Medical Benefits
    When to apply
    Parking fees
    Can I start as a GN while working on my RN?
    What is their orientation like for new nurses?

    I graduate this May! (I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel!). I honestly can't believe it. Although, I am trying to stay focused on the present moment, I'm a little nervous because many senior students are telling me that I should be making a list of the hospitals i want to apply to. They are also recommending that I work on my resume so that I can mail it out by the end of January. Am I being naive by thinking that that's too soon?
    Since I've enrolled in Nursing school, I pictured myself working in Temple hospital. I grew up in NYC and currently live in the suburban area of PA.
    My goal has always been to work in a diverse hospital & be able to help out the Spanish population. (Being a Latina, I feel it is part of my duty).
    Anyway, I'm not sure if I should contact the nurse recruiter now or a month prior to graduating.
    I'm not worried about the pay because I know that wherever I go, I'll be making a lot more than I make now. As a student nurse with three children and a part-time job working 15hrs per pay period, well I'm sure many can relate. I'll be making big bucks compare to now.
    By the way, I took a drive to the hospital and felt at home. The hustle and bustle of the city along with the diversity embraced me. I hope they hire me when I do apply.
    Anyway, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edit by FutureNP-PA on Dec 23, '06 : Reason: confused.....
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    Joined: Jan '05; Posts: 33; Likes: 2
    Full time wife, mother, Registered Nurse
    Specialty: Medical Surgical


  3. by   CarVsTree
    I don't know anything about working at Temple, but you should not WAIT. Apply online now. My hospital hires new grads 6 months or more ahead of graduation.

    Here's the link to apply online.

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  4. by   MsLady06
    Temple is one of the best paying hospitals for certain types of Nurses. Temple is also very hard to get into. You should maybe apply early. they will pay for your kids to attend school for free and pay your tuition and also good benefits. I hear its busy busy busy!!!! esp in ER.

    Good Luck
  5. by   Wgbem
    Iworked at Temple for 9 years (1990-1999). It was good. They had good benefits and 12 hour shifts. I worked in ICU where I learned a great deal. During the time I was there they had such things as matching for their 401K and the have loan foregiveness, which was a GREAT thing. They also had free tuition to Temple.

    I am not sure, with the change of time, what the benefits look like now but you should have not trouble getting in there, particularly because of speaking Spanish.

    Nurses have their choice of jobs so do not panic. That will be the least of your problems. The decision will be where do you want to go. I have been a nurse for 18 years and have had many great nursing experiences. Enjoy the profession.
  6. by   FutureNP-PA
    Hello!!! I just wanted to thank you all for responding to my posting! The advice and suggestions are greatly appreciated. I have been studying for my last test & final since I posted my questions and have not had a chance to check any responses! Anyway...I passed with flying colors & I can now enjoy my semester break. I will do as you all suggested. I will work on my resume & send it out. Once again, thank you. You are all so fabulous, always so willing to help out a fellow nurse or nursing student!