I have been offered a job in Med/Surg in St.Joseph's with a start rate of $25 per hr-is this realistic for the going rate & the cost of living in the area? What are rents in the area for 1 & 2 bed appartments like? Is the area around St.Joseph's considered 'safe' for walking to & from work. I would really appreciate any input at all. If you feel more comfortable then please PM me.
Feb 8, '07
St joes IS on a good side of town. BUT, I'd never recommend people walking to and from work when it's dark out.
There is a bus stop right in front of the hospital.
How much experience do you have as a nurse? Are they paying for your housing, or giivng you a sign on bonus? That may help understand your hourly rate.
I've never been on their med-surg dept, but I did tele there as an extern, and it was pretty busy most of the time. Plus, the average assignment is about 6 pts, which to me seems like a lot.