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    looking to relocate

    Five openings in Tucson AZ! I came in with nearly a year of med. fragile HH and adult med prior. If interested, PM me GREAT UNIT to work on, with a huge team effort. We are never alone, teaching hospital and always someone to lend a hand/help out. Our census has skyrocketed and we need more great nurses!
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    Relocating to Arizona

    Banner UMC Tucson Main campus has med surg spots open. I'm not sure about low census but it is usually far and few between in Med surg. I do know that they are actively recruiting nurses for the unit currently. I'll PM you the other info.
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    Relocating to Arizona

    I work for Banner in Tucson. It's a large system, with many options for locations in the Phoenix area as well as two in Tucson. Honor health has a presence in Phoenix as well as N. AZ. I'm happy at Banner. Benefits are a little pricy but a great coverage network. If you have any ??'s PM me.
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    Banner New Grad Experience

    You should get a call from a recruiter as the next step. I was just offered and accepted a position at Banner UMC (Tucson). I applied to west valley, east valley and tucson. My recruiter handled some Phx area hospitals and tucson as well. They'll ask your hospital preference as well as unit preferences. You may want to apply to Tucson as well, since they handle more than one area. Sometimes it results in a quicker response. I am about 5 hours from Tucson, so i did the initial phone interview with the recruiter, and then a second one with her as well. She does the hiring and recruiting. I had three choices of start dates. Once I finally got a call back (I'm a May 2018 grad) it went really smoothly and fast. I had an answer/offer the following day.
  5. Hi! I'm not completely a new grad anymore, but Banner requires all less than 12 months exp. to enter their new grad program. FINE WITH ME!!!! I'm starting at Banner UMC/Tucson in March. Any other Banner new grad "acceptees" check in! We will be relocating to the area, but not from too far away. Stop in and say hi! I'd love to hear your experiences/concerns etc too!
  6. Check in! I start at Banner UMC/Diamond Children's in March. Just curious if anyone else out there is too!
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    New Grad NICU Support Thread

    I'm so glad someone kicked up this thread from the trenches ! I start in the nicu in a few weeks! Level III I can't wait! Graduated in May and have worked in tele/ortho and Pediatric HH (Medically fragile). NICU was always my end goal so I'm beyond excited (slightly terrified too) to begin! Any wisdom appreciated!
  8. Hi everyone! Welcome back! Quick question for ya'll. I am moving back to FL in May, when the kids are finished with this year of school. It's the last few years the kids will be home before growing up and going off on their own, and we want to spend it where we want to be....that is NOT the desert any longer LOL. We've lived in Pensacola and Daytona Beach so familiar w/ the area and FL in general....my question is this... When making a cross country move, when should I apply for new positions? I'm shooting for as little down time as I can, between moving and starting new. I can possibly move over myself in April and have the husband and kids follow. Thanks in advance! K~
  9. NICUorbust

    Absolutely terrified

    FINISH WHAT YOU STARTED!!! There are so many areas of nursing that don't involve being on the floor with multiple patients at a time. Home health, hospice, private duty, clinic, insurance companies. Find an aspect of nursing that you are more comfortable with. Not all nurses are meant to be on the floor. And, know you aren't alone. We all experience our own degree of terrified!
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    Does AZ always pay lower than states with unions?

    Yep. Cost of living is definitely a factor. I don't blame you for wanting to get out of the grey gloom! Love Oregon but it's too rainy for me long term.
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    Arizona Opportunities

    Not sure if you're considering outside of the Phx metro area, but if you love the outdoors and fishing, consider Lake Havasu City. Level III trauma center, and 45 miles of lake front plus the colorado river on either end. Hiking, biking, offroading, boating, fishing. And since it's "rural" 65000 people year round 100k ish during snowbird season/events BIG sign on bonuses
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    Lake Havasu City, AZ

    I actually start there in July, but already moved over from NM right after graduation earlier this month. Everyone I've met is really friendly, the ER is being redone completely, and the nurses I've spoken with say they're workload is heavy during snowbird season, but not any heavier than I saw elsewhere in clinicals or my preceptorship. They have a new heart center, and are trying to make some good changes. Feel free to PM me.
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    HCA hospitals, should I apply to multiple?

    I'd never just apply to one hospital! I have several HCA apps in, and have a 2nd interview at one this week!
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    HCA NICU Hire as a New Grad RN?

    Most I've seen in FL are StaRN spots, but in TX I have a second interview next week for a NICU spot. Still an HCA hospital, but not StaRN. In El Paso. I've seen others as well (Methodist in San Antonio) and Banner in AZ.
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    New Grad RN Job Hunt

    If you're looking in the Phx metro area, Banner takes apps 60 days before you graduate and/or test, so applying before graduation is perfectly acceptable. The other major systems are HonorHealth and Dignity. Good luck!
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    Guidance and insight moving from AZ to OR with young family

    I'm a new grad (soon to be) that has applied to Klamath Falls (Sky Lake Medical Center). We've spent a lot of time in the area. Sunny for Oregon, small town atmosphere, but still accessible. Cost of living is lower than the coastal cities, so that is a major bonus too!

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