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What are the hospitals like in this area?

What area would you stay away from?

Anyone know what the starting pay is for someone with over 15yrs in nursing? RN?

Thanks........

I don't know the answers to your question, I just want to jump on board with you. I'm an American in Canada looking to re-locate stateside, as a CCU nurse I'm looking at LDS Hospital in SLC. Any good or bad comments about it? I'm also looking to see what an average salary is for an RN with 5 yrs experience.

I am currently a pre-nursing student but I worked at LDS Hospital as a CNA/Telemetry tech and IHC is one of the best places you can work for! Go for it!:cool:

Keely

Thanks for the feedback. :)

I am not sure I would agree with Keely on the IHC thing.

I have worked in a handful of hospitals, maybe more, in my career. Most of them in the mid west.

The best hospital I have worked for has been St. Mark's. Don't get me worng, it still has it's down side. But over all, this is the best hospital.

I would be happy to get more specific with you in PM, if you desire.

WG

lmpotter

Specializes in Critical Care Nursing.

I agree with WhiskeyGirl, St. Mark's Hospital is the best in the valley to work for. They have a great reputation for cardiac care, from the door of the ED to the OR suite for CABG, they really do an excellent job...If you are going to ICU, the nurses there are a little rough, so wear your toughest skin!

Hear, Hear on the ICU!!! Man O' Mighty!!! I liked working on their floor, it was mainly the charge nurse, that was rough (not mean). But, I learned a TON of great information!

thanks for the input guys & gals, I appreciate it. It should help my decision-making process.

I am not sure I would agree with Keely on the IHC thing.

I have worked in a handful of hospitals, maybe more, in my career. Most of them in the mid west.

The best hospital I have worked for has been St. Mark's. Don't get me worng, it still has it's down side. But over all, this is the best hospital.

I would be happy to get more specific with you in PM, if you desire.

WG

Hi there. I will be moving to SLC in August. I am an ICU nurse and in a few weeks I'm flying out there to check out 3 hospital and meeting with the ICU managers. LDS,SL regional and St. Mark's. Any details you can give me would be much appreciated. What's the unit like, does the staff seem happy. etc. thanks so much!

Hi Whisky girl. I am new to this forum and I just figured out what PM means. Instead of posting your opinions in the open forum you could PM them to me about St. Mark's ICU etc. I would apprecitate the details. There are so many hospitals to choose from so of course a little backround info. would be so helpful. Thanks! Augsburg

lmpotter

Specializes in Critical Care Nursing.

Augsburg: I have worked in the ICU at all three hospitals you mentioned. I worked side by side with the manager at Salt Lake Regional, He and I were both clinical coordinators at ST. Mark's ICU. He is wonderful, his name is John. The nurses at Salt Lake Regional are pretty laid back, but very professional, they do their fair share of cardiovascular surgeries there, but also have a nice step-down unit. Read my earlier post about St. Mark's hospital, I love that hospital, but the nurses can be a little nasty. Old quote from when I worked there, "Do you know how you can tell a St. Mark's Hospital ICU nurse??? By the stab wounds in her back" The nurses at St. Mark's are pretty notorious in the Salt Lake Valley. They are some of the most intelligent nurses I have ever had the honor of working with, but wear your tough skin, not always, but sometimes you need it there. They don't mean to be offensive, just a high level of standards and they have high expectations too, a quality I want in any nurse taking care of me. Good luck in your choice, they are all really great hospitals, dedicated to quality patient care.

Thanks for your input. I appreciate your thoughts and will take some things into consideration. Augsburg.:nurse:

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