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Old 02-24-2008, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Benton Habor
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Cool RN looking to move to SA...

Hiya:

If there are any RNs who have moved from the midwest to SA, I'd love to hear about your experience.

I currently work in cardiovascular with an Indiana License and am hoping to work in a similar unit in SA.

My wife teaches 6th grade with a Michigan license and if anyone knows how easy or hard of a process it is to obtain a TX teaching license, i'd love to hear the process/experience.

Hope to hear from the RNs in this forum.

Jeeves
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Old 02-24-2008, 08:16 PM
 
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Do you work in a hospital setting or a doctor's office/outpatient surgery setting?
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Benton Habor
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Default work in hospital...

currently work in a hospital, unit is cardiac specific, post open heart surgery, pre and post cardiac cath and telemonitoring.
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:11 AM
 
Location: Westcreek
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Methodist Hospital. I've worked there for ten years. Give them a call: big RN bonus!
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:05 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I work Civil Service at Wilford Hall...but you will have NO issues finding a job here. Cardiac experience is ALWAYS a huge plus!
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Benton Habor
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thank you for your responses, I was looking into Methodist hospital.
There isn't a huge hispanic population in northwest indiana, however have taken care of spanish speaking patients (i don't speak spanish) and it was a little difficult as I would have to use the hospital translation service and it made patient care a little more difficult, especially when it came to admission and assessment.

How is Methodist hospital's transaltion services?...and in terms of being hired, would i be at a great disadvantage as i am a non-spanish speaker?
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:08 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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Note to self..""must speak Spanish" "must speak Spanish"
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Originally Posted by jeevneze View Post
thank you for your responses, I was looking into Methodist hospital.
There isn't a huge hispanic population in northwest indiana, however have taken care of spanish speaking patients (i don't speak spanish) and it was a little difficult as I would have to use the hospital translation service and it made patient care a little more difficult, especially when it came to admission and assessment.

How is Methodist hospital's transaltion services?...and in terms of being hired, would i be at a great disadvantage as i am a non-spanish speaker?
Not at all...SA is hurting for nurses, just like everywhere else.

There is also the Texan Heart Hospital here, don't know if you are aware or interested. You will find that there will always be someone here that can translate...us "non spanish speakers" get along just fine!

Welcome to SA...you will love it here!
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Benton Habor
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Default Texan Heart vs. Methodist Heart

thank you!!!
i am looking forward to SA, it's 15 and snowing right now in SW MI... absolutely wretched.

Any RNs willing to say which is the better hospital to work at, Texan Heart vs. Methodist Heart
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:05 PM
 
Location: SAN ANTONIO TEXAS
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Default non spanish speaking RN

I have lived and worked as an RN in San Antonio for the last 20 odd years. I am also non-spanish speaking and work in one of the Methodist Hospitals( downtown) and most of my patients are spanish speaking. Since I am one of the few who do not speak spanish, there is never a problem finding someone to translate for me. The Methodist Healthcare system is the premier employer of nurses in San Antonio. Competitive salaries, educational opportunities, and many advancement opportunities available to the nursing staff exist within the Methodist system as well as tuition reimbursement. I have never regretted making MHS my home.
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