The most recent posts I've found are a few years old (I might've missed some recent ones?) So I decided to just start my own thread and see if I have any luck! I am a newly BSN graduated nurse, moving to Gainesville from Chicago. I am very interested in working in this hospital. I think if I have to volunteer there for awhile to get a job I will! If that's necessary?
I'd like to know everything and anything you don't mind sharing about Shands in Gainesville. Particularly, are they still hiring new graduates? Are most nurses UF alumni? (I am sort of worried about this). Who is best to speak to in regards to applying to this hospital? Any good ways to network that anyone can recommend? As a new grad, is it best to start out in med surge here? How has your experience as far as managers, benefits, and career improvement gone? What is your favorite or least favorite thing about working here? Have you left for some reason?
Thank you for any and all advice/ commentary! I truly know nothing about Gainesville or Shands yet, and want to try to learn as much as I can.