Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

Each ranking will be averaged and updated on a continual basis. The highest score for a hospital is 100.

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Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Lucille Packard Hospital for Children at Stanford
(all time)
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff4.7
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?3.3
3. Hospital Technology4.3
4. Location (A nice area to live)5
5. Cafeteria food4.7
6. Parking3
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient4.3
8. Hospital appeal (looks)4.7
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?4.3
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?)4.3
11. Reputation of the hospital5
12. How nice are the doctors to staff4.7
13. Friendliness of staffing office5
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?5
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?5
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio4.7
17. How well staffed are they5
18. How happy were you with your workload?4.7
19. Staff morale (overall)4.3
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?4.7
Total Score (number or rankings)90.7(3)(0)
  • I worked in the PICU department(s) in the hospital. facility uses EPIC, latest technology, high acuity, you wont get the sickest patient but may happen if they are short. very strict on not pairing intubated patients. the unit is huge 36+ beds. staff is very welcoming im a nightshift nurse i did 6 months of days and 3 of nights and i was fine. will be floated to CVICU, i never floated to nicu my whole contract, even when they knew i was willing to float to nicu. im guessing their nicu is either well staffed or simply very picky. i personally loved it, nightshift like anywhere else has the best vibes lol but the dayshift team was awesome! but if you're not used to dayshift i wouldn't recommend going to their dayshift since its such a busy unit. 10/04/2020
  • Housing was approximately 5 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was 3205 los feliz blvd apt 02-100. Housing was located in city of palo alto. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. took the stipend, found this place in palo alto a "freaking" miracle! called LeVett properties. i could walk to the hospital 15-20 min walk. 5-10 min car ride. next to university drive! amazing places to eat!
  • I worked in the intermediate care nursery (PICN) department(s) in the hospital. I was staffed as a traveler to relieve permanent staff for mandatory tours and information on opening of new children's hospital building (which the PICN, NICU, L&D, and maternity floors were not moving to), thus I often acted as a "team leader" or "resource nurse." The unit is set up with 3 separate room pods (varying from about 6-12 beds in each), although 2 pods are on the first floor and the 3rd is on the second floor, next door to maternity and attached to a "well-baby nursery" that is staffed by 2 PICN nurses at all times who attend c-sections. I did float to NICU on occasion, sometimes after 4 or 8 hours in PICN. Some staff are 12h and some are 8h which is confusing for staffing and I sometimes picked up someone else's assignment if they were working an 8 and leaving at 3:00. Everyone was extremely nice and helpful, I integrated into the unit easily and would've considered staying longer if it wasn't for the desire to explore a few more cities. 01/15/2018
  • Housing was approximately 30 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was private home. Housing was located in city of San Francisco. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Arranged my own housing using stipend, since I was looking for housing in San Francisco instead of Palo Alto. Easy drive from San Francisco to Palo Alto for day shift (7a-7p), difficult to find reasonable housing with short term lease in SF.
  • I worked in the Peds Surgical floor department(s) in the hospital. Loved this experience! Located in the heart of the bay southern panhandle so everything was just a short drive or train ride away!! 02/19/2017
  • Housing was approximately 12 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was On El Camino Real. Housing was located in city of Sunnyvale. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Walking distance to Trader Joe's and PF Chang's, as well as the train stop
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