I am graduating with an ADN this December from Louisiana.
My fiance & I are interested in relocating.
He is currently a detective but is avidly looking into federal agencies.
Arizona being a border state, gives us a high chance of being sent there if an agency hires him.
(Most require relocation for 1-3 years)
So, I'm the low totem pole new grad nurse.
I've scoured the board and I gather that we should avoid the big markets.
Unfortunately, that's where his job will likely land him.
Are any of you ex-police or are married to a police or federal agent?
Can you give us the low down on their department, hiring activity? Lateral transfers?
Since we want to move, he wants to investigate local PDs as well.
For nurses, recommendations for me? Areas to look at, avoid, hiring freezes?
I know NOTHING about Arizona other than I have always liked the scenery. I've connected in AZ a few times and I know it was just an airport, but it seems beautiful. I need hot weather! I have Raynauds!
I'm okay with living in the burbs and commuting.
Housing market 3bd/2bath around 190-220k, good schools are important. I'd prefer not to have to pay tuition.
Some night life, coffee shops. Garden variety suburb.
Any input is appreciated!