South Florida Hospitals

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by susana942 susana942, RN Member

Specializes in Cardiology. Has 16 years experience.

Hello lovely people, I’m moving to South Florida (Pompano Beach) in 2 weeks time and I was wondering if anyone has any experience in working over there and which hospitals do you recommend? I’m moving from the UK and I’m not familiar with the hospitals in this area.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

Kind regards 

Susana

Lou17e

Lou17e

Specializes in Med/Surg. 1 Post

Hi Susana, 

Good luck with your big move! My family moved from the UK in 1994 and my mom who is an RN made the transition as well to nursing in America. I'm currently a nursing student but I've worked for a few years at our local hospital in various jobs. We live right next door to Pompano Beach so I hope something helps! Moving to a new area can be a lot. So basically, theres a couple big companies in the area who own the major hospitals. You have Tenet, Baptist Health, HCA, Cleveland Clinic. Most hospitals will be a drive from Pompano & the traffic in South Florida is great in the Summer, terrible in the Winter. Broward Health is probably your closest hospital system and they are tough. The turnover of nurses there is high. If you can go for a job at a Baptist hospital (Boca Regional), they staff very well and are one of the top companies to work for in the US. Tenet is 50/50. They are who I have the most experience with. The staffing is not great, corporate is all about the money, but some hospitals are better than others. I would steer clear of Delray medical which is known as Hell-ray. Again, this is subjective. You never know where you will find a niche or fall into the right position. Definitely shop around, every hospital is desperately hiring nurses right now so make it work for you. Good Luck!

susana942, RN

Specializes in Cardiology. Has 16 years experience. 16 Posts

2 hours ago, Lou17e said:

Hi Susana, 

Good luck with your big move! My family moved from the UK in 1994 and my mom who is an RN made the transition as well to nursing in America. I'm currently a nursing student but I've worked for a few years at our local hospital in various jobs. We live right next door to Pompano Beach so I hope something helps! Moving to a new area can be a lot. So basically, theres a couple big companies in the area who own the major hospitals. You have Tenet, Baptist Health, HCA, Cleveland Clinic. Most hospitals will be a drive from Pompano & the traffic in South Florida is great in the Summer, terrible in the Winter. Broward Health is probably your closest hospital system and they are tough. The turnover of nurses there is high. If you can go for a job at a Baptist hospital (Boca Regional), they staff very well and are one of the top companies to work for in the US. Tenet is 50/50. They are who I have the most experience with. The staffing is not great, corporate is all about the money, but some hospitals are better than others. I would steer clear of Delray medical which is known as Hell-ray. Again, this is subjective. You never know where you will find a niche or fall into the right position. Definitely shop around, every hospital is desperately hiring nurses right now so make it work for you. Good Luck!

Thank you so much! It’s such a huge help. I will look into what you’ve told me! Honestly, thank you xoxo

eileendg1989

eileendg1989, RN

Specializes in Emergency Room. Has 7 years experience. 18 Posts

Where in Florida? Memorial Hospitals, Baptist, Orlando Regional, Jackson, I can Not speak for the hospital I work in.  You might want to try an agency for only sought Florida that way you can judge for yourself.  Food Luck

susana942, RN

Specializes in Cardiology. Has 16 years experience. 16 Posts

Hi I’m moving toPompano Beach this week! Currently transferring my RN license  to FL state! Thank you for your advice, I will have a look into it 🙏