Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Duke University Hospital
 Score
(all time)
Score
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff2.93.8
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?2.83.2
3. Hospital Technology3.53.8
4. Location (A nice area to live)3.23.0
5. Cafeteria food2.92.8
6. Parking1.52.5
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient2.62.8
8. Hospital appeal (looks)3.13.2
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?2.62.2
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?)2.53.0
11. Reputation of the hospital4.34.8
12. How nice are the doctors to staff3.44.2
13. Friendliness of staffing office2.72.8
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?3.23.5
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?2.83.2
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio2.73.2
17. How well staffed are they2.83.2
18. How happy were you with your workload?2.53.5
19. Staff morale (overall)2.73.8
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?2.33.2
Total Score (number or rankings)57(11)65.7(4)
  • I worked in the Rad/Onc department(s) in the hospital. Great top hospital. Great doctors and staff all around. I felt very accepted as a traveler. My biggest complaint was the orientation process and dealing with the staffing group that dealt with the travelers. Very much felt like a second class citizen. They give you a ton of 'homework' to do and fill out and want it back yesterday and practically threaten to cancel your contract before you have begun. Had me on pins and needles for days concerned about being canceled. However, once I was on my unit, it was a wonderful experience. 02/19/2017
  • Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was private basement apt. Housing was located in city of Chapel Hill. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. There are a lot of apts near the University area. I chose to stay in Chapel Hill. I liked the look of the town better than Durham. I found it on a web site for short term rentals.
  • I worked in the Emergency department(s) in the hospital. They put you in the core pods, 4:1 ratio with no regard of the acuity of any of the patients. They can and do give you 4 ICU patients at all times. Most of the techs do nothing, and I do mean nothing. There is literally no help! The lab does not draw patients in the ED, period! Even if you ask! The parking, costs a small fortune! There is no time for breaks, or even time for bathroom breaks or to drink water. They purposely load up the travelers assignments before the regular staff. It's a known fact. I looked forward to time away from Duke! 01/07/2017
  • Housing was approximately 12 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Private. Housing was located in city of Chapel Hill. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. I wish I would have rented a place in Durham instead of where I ended up in Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill is really nice, but Durham is fun! The neighbors in Chapel Hill were unfriendly.
  • I worked in the ER department(s) in the hospital. The supervisor was annoyed that I took notes while completing my computer modules and told me so. I was asked to my face how old I was and how long I had been a nurse by my preceptor. I don't think there were any other nurses over 45 y/o. My roommate took me to a Jamaican vegan restaurant in Durham that was wonderful!! I don't remember the name or the street, but it's worth looking for. 08/29/2016
  • Housing was approximately 6 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was friend's home. Housing was located in city of Durham. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Be very careful where you choose to live in Durham. Some areas are reputed to be great and some are dangerous. You need advice from local residents to know the safest places to live.
  • I worked in the CTICU department(s) in the hospital. Wonderful place to be a traveler. Cramped unit, but they have open a new unit/expanded since I left. Great ratios, great resources, GREAT teamwork! Schedule was rotating dyas/night 2wks at a time. At the time had a Starbucks machine in unit...Free starbucks! 04/08/2016
  • Housing was approximately 3.9 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Arium Pinnacle. Housing was located in city of Duhram. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 2. Cockroaches in apt :( Mildew smell throughout apartment
  • I worked in the ED department(s) in the hospital. Be prepared for high acuity patients with no help. 4:1 ratio. The first day on my own, I had an NSTEMI, cancer patient with fever, DKA, and afib with rvr. No help from ancillary staff, charge nurse, or anyone else for that matter. Staff unfriendly and disgruntled. You have to pay for parking and it's not close. 06/14/2015
  • Housing was approximately n/a mile(s) from the hospital. 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 1. n/a
  • I worked in the Cardiac Stepdown department(s) in the hospital. Busy unit. Lots of invasive post-op cardiothroacic procedures. LVADS. Drips, self monitored tele. Epic. Phillips tele. Great support systems r/t RRT, Code etc. Busy busy and heavy work load. Staff morale is good but they all desire a less nurse:patient ratio to feel safer. Difficult to get it all done. 1:3 day 1:4 nights 01/20/2015
  • Housing was approximately 14 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was self. Housing was located in city of Chapel Hill, NC. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Parking is always an issue for day shift. Have to shuttle in or pay to walk a few blocks in considerable dangerous Durham. Nights can park in the secure deck across the street
  • I worked in the O.R. department(s) in the hospital. 05/19/2014
  • Housing was approximately 22 mile(s) from the hospital. 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 1.
  • I worked in the cath lab department(s) in the hospital. Staff in the cath lab were awful. Very unfriendly. 02/26/2014
  • Housing was approximately 4 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Colonial village. Housing was located in city of Durham. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5.
  • Housing was approximately 4 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Colonial Village at Deerfield. Housing was located in city of Durham. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. 02/07/2013
  • Housing was great. Screened in porch. Staff at apartment complex was wonderful.
  • I worked in the Pre Op department(s) in the hospital. Great area to work. Staff very friendly to travelers (3 at that particular time). Docs were helpful, not rude at all! Not much say in scheduling, but no week-ends. Travelers always had the late shift 0800-2000. Several staff getting advanced degrees due to work flow and down time. Lots of time to do homework. I would work this unit again in a heartbeat. Mary Jane and Kathy Douglass, both staff are great! 01/04/2010
  • Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Equity property. Housing was located in city of Durham, NC. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Good location from DUMC. Parking at DUMC was bad for dayshift. Nightshift can park in deck across street. Had to walk 3-4 blocks if you got there 45 min before start of shift. 7-8 blocks if you got there later. Buses were available but usually packed. Fast to walk the blocks.
  • I worked in the Cardio-thoracic stepdown department(s) in the hospital. The staff was friendly overall but the administration didn't seem to care about their nurses. You will get too many patients, you will work very hard and you will be very frustrated but you will learn a lot. 03/30/2008
  • Housing was approximately 11 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was The Hamptons. Housing was located in city of Durham. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. There is an exercise facility and a swimming pool. They also have free coffee and danish every morning at the office. The building is poorly constructed in some parts and it takes a while to get things fixed but it's clean and relatively bug-free.
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