Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Arkansas Children's Hospital
 Score
(all time)
Score
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff2.54.0
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?1.92.0
3. Hospital Technology3.53.0
4. Location (A nice area to live)2.22.0
5. Cafeteria food2.62.0
6. Parking1.91.0
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient2.42.0
8. Hospital appeal (looks)3.22.0
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?2.83.0
10. Simplicity being initiated into the system (Do you have to do lots of unneccessary paperwork, drug testing, criminal background checks, etc. in addition to what the agency requires before you can start working?)2.22.0
11. Reputation of the hospital3.14.0
12. How nice are the doctors to staff2.53.0
13. Friendliness of staffing office34.0
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?2.44.0
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?2.84.0
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio3.14.0
17. How well staffed are they2.94.0
18. How happy were you with your workload?2.95.0
19. Staff morale (overall)2.64.0
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?2.24.0
Total Score (number or rankings)52.7(8)63.0(1)
  • I worked in the PACU department(s) in the hospital. I commuted to work - did not use housing. 09/03/2016
  • The name of the housing complex was N/A. Housing was located in city of N/A. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. No housing used
  • I worked in the ER department(s) in the hospital. This is a Level 1 Trauma Center. They let travelers do trauma if you are TNCC certified! Approx 40 beds, including 4 Trauma bays and an Ortho bay. Brand new as of 2012. Very large and spacious with all the top of the line medical equipment . My first time learning to scan emeds so a little time consuming. Wasn't fond of the Meditech charting system, but MDs were doing electronic orders which was great. You had to take your own pts to X-ray, CT and US which is very time consuming. Ended up doing 3 UDS while here, another traveller did 2. I guess it's not unusual here. Overall a great facility. Hospital is not in a safe area but security is readily available and have shuttle service. 02/21/2014
  • Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Pleasant Woods. Housing was located in city of West Little Rock. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Apartment was old and run down but employees there were great. The grounds were beautiful. Great shopping and eats close by. Arkansas is just beautiful!
  • I worked in the NICU department(s) in the hospital. I Worked in the NICU, as a level III RN, but was performing as a level II feeder grower with the chronic longterm kids. If this is what you like to do or are a level II nurse this place may rock for you! However, I was disappointed in the way that travelers are treated, especially on the weekend nights. The general saying about travelers is and I quote an upper managment employee, "pods 6-8 is where the chronics are kept and we like for our travelers to be there, so our regular staff won't have to take care of those kids!" Overall the staff treat you as you are "just a traveler" and only speak if spoken to. Don't get me totally wrong there were some genuine people, but alot were of the fake friendly. Nurses have very little autonomy in the care of the kids in this large, expanding unit. I was pulled to another unit in the hospital, and the staff of the NICU had never heard of,and if not for a resource nurse, did anyone know how to get to the unit. That always makes a traveler comfortable. I found that most of the people in Little Rock were just down rite rude, from places to eat to shopping. I have no intentions of visiting the state of AR again. 08/24/2007
  • Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Housing Sub. Housing was located in city of Little Rock. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3.
  • I worked in the NICU department(s) in the hospital. Probably off the top of my head, I could name 10 people that were nice to me at this facility. Most of the people at this place have been "fake" nice. It is sad when you have worked with people for several weeks and they ask, "so what department did you get pulled from (in an ugly snippy voice)?". Even several of the main head people are just plain rude to you. Don't suggest anything that is a good idea, because it will just be shot down like nothing. Travelers are there to help the staff and keep their patient assignments at minimum. I just don't understand why do they insist on treated you like a speck of dirt under their shoe? Be prepared to work EVERY weekend no matter what they tell you, or get it plain in writing on your contract. Believe me you will be there otherwise. The weekend group is something to get used to. They are very cliquey and pick and choose who to help and who not to help. People will talk nice to a person one minute and then say how much they get on their nerves the next. A lot of backstabbing and brown nosing goes on. Those who suck up the most get nice assignments and those who don't get pod 6 - 8 (feeder grower chronic land). This is what goes on with the staff people. As far as a traveler is concerned, you more often than not have the three baby screaming chronic kids that are older and are very needy. After so many weeks it just wears on you, unless that is your thing. It is sad that such good nurses are being wasted away for their assignments down in the latter pods not being able to contribute to what seems to be a pretty nice unit. If I was just a level 2 nurse, I would be possible be okay with this unit but being a level 3 fully qualified nicu nurse it makes a rather boring uneventful 13 weeks. Unless, of course, you get floated to cvicu then you will get a sick child that needs your skills to maintain their life for your shift, which you get no orientation to whatsoever. Although, I do have to say that everyone was really nice and friendly in that unit. They were glad to have your help and the charge nurse was always available to help you or answer any questions you might come across. The hospital is in the middle of a very bad neighborHOOD. You are often hearing about people getting mugged or something happening in the parking lot. Getting messages about someone dressed up in a uniform walking around the hospital. Hearing about things happening in the staircase. Just scary stuff. 08/06/2007
  • Housing was approximately 12 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Turtle Creek. Housing was located in city of Little Rock. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. It is an older complex that pretty much has been renovated. There are a lot of stairs to climb all the time. You may look out your window and see underneath a car. You may also look out your window and see someone looking back at you. Lots of drinking and beer bottles at the pool. Not anywhere to park really. Just small and kind of blah.
  • I worked in the NICU department(s) in the hospital. This is one of the worst NICU's I have ever been in. The staff from the top on down dislike traveler's very much and constantly make rude comments in front of you about how much they dislike us. The Nurse Educator if extremely rude and all of the Charge Nurses are very mean and nasty to travelers. We always have the hardest assignments (3 Chronic pts.) Never level 3 pts which we are all very qualified to care for. We as traveler's have our NRP certification while they do not require it of their own staff but yet we are not qualified to take care of their level 3 pts. I have been a nurse for a very long time and must say that I am so very disappointed in the hospital. The staff is so very rude and unfriendly. I have never worked with a more hateful group of people. I would not recommend this hospital to anyone. 08/03/2007
  • Housing was approximately 17 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Ashbury. Housing was located in city of Little Rock. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. The housing was okay but other Travelers have liked theirs better.
  • I worked in the NICU department(s) in the hospital. I have 3 years of healthcare experience. I have 1 years as a healthcare traveler. I worked in the NICU department(s) in the hospital. I initially began traveling with the hopes of expanding my knowledge base and skills by being assigned more critical patients. I was given the chronic, "feeder-growers" and never given a ventilator baby (which I am FULLY capable and have extensive experience). It appears as though the travelers are always given the most patients (although always chronic babies). Despite what my contract stated, I worked mostly weekends. I was floated to another unit (with patients who had diagnoses I had no experience with and felt very uncomfortable with) and never given any orientation. I was asked to sign a form stating I had received orientation-I refused since I had not. Most of the staff are not friendly toward travelers (although there are a few who are very nice). They often requested extra help on nights staffing was short. Travelers often signed up with the hopes of making a little extra $ which was allowed. The major problem is that staff from OTHER units (such as Burn Unit or Med-Surg) would also sign up. Take a wild guess who was floated when they ended up overstaffed or census dropped. Yep.....the Travelers were floated to other units instead of given the option of staying home. The hospital is in the worst part of town and there have been shootings, nurses held up and vehicle vandalism. As for Little Rock, I was not impressed overall. There are some things to do and it is fairly close to Memphis. However, my biggest complaint involves the overall lack of friendliness in the city. I had people yell inappropriate and mean comments aimed at my appearance when I had never even initiated conversations with them-or knew them for that matter. Cashiers and restaurant employees were frequently rude. It was certainly very different than anywhere I have been or lived. I came into this with an open mind and excitement. I was so disappointed and will never return to Little Rock (for work or leisure). I hope your experience is much better if you should choose this hospital or city. I could have written this almost word for word. I felt totally tricked into taking this assignment per the nurse manager. All the travelers feel this exact same way. It is just sad how travelers are treated like they are stupid at this facility. Some people are nice, but it is a select few. I would NOT recommend this assignment to anyone. 07/28/2007
  • Housing was approximately 20 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Ashburry at Chenal. Housing was located in city of Little Rock, AR. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. The apartment was really nice in a good part of town. The amenities were nice. Nice big windows with a great view and garden tubs.
  • I worked in the NICU department(s) in the hospital. I initially began traveling with the hopes of expanding my knowledge base and skills by being assigned more critical patients. I was given the chronic, "feeder-growers" and never given a ventilator baby (which I am FULLY capable and have extensive experience). It appears as though the travelers are always given the most patients (although always chronic babies). Despite what my contract stated, I worked mostly weekends. I was floated to another unit (with patients who had diagnoses I had no experience with and felt very uncomfortable with) and never given any orientation. I was asked to sign a form stating I had received orientation-I refused since I had not. Most of the staff are not friendly toward travelers (although there are a few who are very nice). They often requested extra help on nights staffing was short. Travelers often signed up with the hopes of making a little extra $ which was allowed. The major problem is that staff from OTHER units (such as Burn Unit or Med-Surg) would also sign up. Take a wild guess who was floated when they ended up overstaffed or census dropped. Yep.....the Travelers were floated to other units instead of given the option of staying home. The hospital is in the worst part of town and there have been shootings, nurses held up and vehicle vandalism. As for Little Rock, I was not impressed overall. There are some things to do and it is fairly close to Memphis. However, my biggest complaint involves the overall lack of friendliness in the city. I had people yell inappropriate and mean comments aimed at my appearance when I had never even initiated conversations with them-or knew them for that matter. Cashiers and restaurant employees were frequently rude. It was certainly very different than anywhere I have been or lived. I came into this with an open mind and excitement. I was so disappointed and will never return to Little Rock (for work or leisure). I hope your experience is much better if you should choose this hospital or city. 05/07/2007
  • Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Ashburry at Chenal. Housing was located in city of Little Rock. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. I could not ask for nicer office staff and maintenance employees. They were absolutely wonderful and probably the friendliest Little Rock residents I met during my entire stay. Some amenities include: pool, tanning bed, fitness center, business center, pet friendly, optional garage ($70/month), DVD library, dog walking service, gated community and many others. You can look it up online for other details.
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