Travel Nursing Hospital Ranking Results

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

Feel free to rank any hospital. You are not limited to the ones below.

Travel Nursing Hospital Review of: Geisinger Holy Spirit
(all time)
(within 1 year)
1. Friendliness and acceptance of travelers by staff2.5
2. How open are they to allowing you to expand your skills while traveling?1.8
3. Hospital Technology3
4. Location (A nice area to live)2.2
5. Cafeteria food2.8
6. Parking2.5
7. Physical layout of hospital effecient2.8
8. Hospital appeal (looks)3
9. Hospital orientation geared toward travelers?2.2
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?)1.2
11. Reputation of the hospital2.5
12. How nice are the doctors to staff2.2
13. Friendliness of staffing office2
14. Happy with the work scheduling procedure?1.8
15. How efficient is their system so you can get your job done?2
16. Adequacy of their nurse to patient ratio2.2
17. How well staffed are they2
18. How happy were you with your workload?2
19. Staff morale (overall)1.8
20. To what extent would you recommend this hospital to other travelers?1.5
Total Score (number or rankings)44(4)(0)
  • I worked in the CPU department(s) in the hospital. Staffing is an absolute nightmare! Being floated every 4 hours is a giant possibility, not just occasionally but ALL THE TIME. I will speak specifically about the floor I was hired for, CPU (cardiac processing unit) for night shift. I would not recommend this unit to anyone for *night shift* . The unit is for outpatients getting cardiac caths done that have to stay overnight for observation if they’ve gotten a stent, post pacemaker placements for overnight obs, post ablation... those types of procedures that just require an overnight observation. 2 RNs are only staff on night shift because of low census of patients. I was told the unit would stay open as long as there were two out patients, but we would close if not and becausenof guaranteed hours, we’d be floated to floors of the same or lesser acuity. Well... this job description was very false. I’ve been floated to other floors WAY more than I have worked on the one I was hired for. And it’s not because there isn’t enough patients to stay open, it’s because the manager just decided to automatically close the unit, and float us to help the hospitals staffing problems. This means all those outpatients now have to be placed an inpatient room for just overnight. There are also many nights where they will have us go to CPU, long enough to clean up the mess day shift left- literally the mess (clean rooms, make up stretchers and beds, basically the things day shifts nurse didn’t want to stay extra to do) then float us to other floors. Being hired for the CPU it is a cardiac unit, so geared to cardiac patients, that’s the job I agreed too, cardiac and telemetry patients are the population I have experience in. Meanwhile, they float you to any and every floor- neuro, trauma, ortho, non telemetry floors... I get traveling you have to be able to float and be comfortable. BUT if I wanted to float, I’d get paid for a float pool position! So basically, do not consider this position unless you really want to be in that float pool. 01/08/2019
  • Housing was approximately Na mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Na . Housing was located in city of Na. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 5. Na
  • I worked in the Emergency department(s) in the hospital. The hospital was jumping through hoops for level 2 trauma certification and switching over to Epic charting. Overall, a very hectic time to be there. They have since been awarded level 2 trauma certification. Anything even remotely close to being traumatic was called. Much favoritism showed towards certain staff members. I have never worked in a place where I felt so blatantly ignored whilst specifically addressing staff members... it is like they either don't hear you or just don't give a hoot. Some staff was wonderful and kind. Others were rather serpentine. Techs extremely helpful when available. Transport staff much appreciated - just write on the patient passport for them to hook them back up to vital sign machines or you will be unpleasantly surprised when you return. Speaking of that, vital signs do not cross over into the Epic charting. Very time consuming and EXTREMELY inconvenient when you are running behind. LOTS of very sick, high acuity patients. It is unclear to me why the front "pod" with both code rooms also has three psych rooms. Often times this is run by one single nurse. 6 patient at any capacity in this facility is too many. They have a brand new psychiatric lock down unit with padded rooms which they don't even utilize r/t staffing problem while 6 1:1 patient are in rooms and lining the halls of the ER at times. There is no staff restroom anywhere near the nurses station. You hold your pee or go on a wild goose chase to the back. Lunch breaks do not happen often at all. Little support from charge staff. Ratio is typically 1:4 or 1:5 if you have a hallway patient. The newly constructed/renovated rooms are lovely. Allergy sufferers, beware. This is a hot-spot for environmental allergens. My entire family, including the dog, suffered the entire time. There were also nice days - don't get me wrong, but the whole unit could be run more smoothly with a few changes. 10/20/2017
  • Housing was approximately 12 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Hotel. Housing was located in city of Harrisburg. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Construction/traffic is TERRIBLE in this town.
  • I worked in the Ed department(s) in the hospital. Only good thing I can say is the area is close to dc, Baltimore, Philly, Hershey, Lancaster, and Gettysburg. Cheapest and bonuses friendly epic version they could get. Hourly Neuro checks on stubbed toes and every other minor "trauma" 08/25/2017
  • Housing was approximately 22 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Airbnb. Housing was located in city of East Berlin . On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 4. Found on airbnb. Curvy country roads but very peaceful temporary home
  • I worked in the SICU department(s) in the hospital. Contract was a total bait and switch. Contracted for the SICU and continuously floated to the CVU stepdown unit every shift. Multiple admissions and discharges on the stepdown unit within the same day. Ratio as high as 5:1. I spent 4 weeks doing this and left after informing the hospital and travel company that my contract was not as a floating stepdown nurse. 06/12/2017
  • Housing was approximately 10 mile(s) from the hospital. The name of the housing complex was Budget Inn. Housing was located in city of Camp Hill. On a scale from 1 to 5, I would rate it a 3. N/A
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