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Hey All,

Just relocated out here and I don't know much about the hospitals out here. Can you guys help?.....

1. Which are the best? Which are the worst?lol Why?

2. How are the nurses treated?

3. What do you like about your hospital

Anything else feel free to add

Coriander, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice & Palliative Care, Oncology, M/S.

Welcome to San Diego! We have many hospitals here. I work for Sharp Healthcare and love it. We have several hospitals throughout the county and many clinics.

Scripps has five (?) hospitals as well as clinics. Kaiser has a hospital and I believe is building a second. UCSD has two hospitals, and the VA is here, too. We have Rady Children's and a number of long term acute care hospitals. Alvarado Hospital is in the East County, too, and we have Palomar and Pomerado in the northeast of the county. Tri-City is up in Oceanside. There are psychiatric hospital around town, too.

Are you a new graduate? What specialty are you looking into?

Thanks. I have 15 months experience working in the OR. I kind of wish I was a new grad so that I could start over. Rady is out the picture they already let me know personally that they aren't hiring anyone without experience. Love hearing that you love working at sharp. I have checked glassdoor.com to see how nurses like certain hospitals but some of the reviews are anonymous. The job market seems rough out here

Ideally you should have secured a position before moving as it is definitely a rough market even for those with experience. You kind of don't have the luxury of choosing which hospital can give you the best treatment, gotta pick up what you can or you'll lose out now that you're already here.

Everyone in San Diego knows a nurse or has a friend of a friend down here. Sharp Scripps and Ucsd are the big gunners. I think the later pays a bit more as it is unionized where as the first 2 I know most of the nurses there are pretty happy and treated pretty well. Ucsd is building a 4th hospital but won't be opening til 2016 ish.

Thanks for the info. i appreciate it. What are your thoughts about applying for multiple jobs within the same hospital network? Or does that come off desperate?

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Thanks for the info. i appreciate it. What are your thoughts about applying for multiple jobs within the same hospital network? Or does that come off desperate?

Nothing wrong with that.