The Most Competitive Hospitals to Work For
Steve Berman | NursingLink
While the tidal nature of job openings ebbs and flows from year to year or even month to month at any hospital, there are some medical centers that where all nurses seem to want to work. Where each open position receives a flood of extremely qualified applicants, all hoping to join the nursing staff and continue working there for a very long time.
What makes nursing jobs at these hospitals so coveted? While money is the first and most obvious concern that comes to mind, a nurse’s quality of life isn’t determined by financial concerns alone. Nurses want to work for a well-respected hospital known for outstanding care, a place that focuses heavily on training every staff member. They want a place where the hours are flexible and not too crazy. Nurses also want to work where their voices are heard and they have the potential for upward mobility in their careers.
Here are some of the most competitive hospitals to find nursing jobs, places that are as popular with nurses as they are respected nationally for their quality of care. Each of these hospitals were named as one of the “Top 100 hospitals to work for” in 2009 in a survey done by Nursing Professionals Magazine and in the U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals 2010-11 rankings “Honor Roll,” a list of the top 14 hospitals in the country.