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Is it time to leave Arizona? - page 3

I have a decision to make shortly...do I leave Arizona for Colorado? I love the hospital I work for here, but that's the only thing keeping me in Arizona any longer. I've found a job in Colorado,... Read More

  1. Visit  serenity1 profile page
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    Quote from Nasra80RN
    I would love the chance to go to AZ. Im from NYC and the job market is horrible!! What would be my chance of getting a job in AZ...new grad 2010? Also, how would you rate the cost of living?
    Thanks!
    Very tough job market here for new grads. There are still grads from 2010 that have not found jobs. If you have experience since graduation, it may help some. Cost of living is ok. I hear ya, though. Relocated from MI 4 years ago. Love it here!! Make sure you have a job before you move. Good luck!!!
  2. Visit  AzRnNeWgRaD profile page
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    If you're a new grad, do not move to AZ unless like the other posters have stated ... you have a job offer.
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  3. Visit  miteacher profile page
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    Quote from serenity1
    Very tough job market here for new grads. There are still grads from 2010 that have not found jobs. If you have experience since graduation, it may help some. Cost of living is ok. I hear ya, though. Relocated from MI 4 years ago. Love it here!! Make sure you have a job before you move. Good luck!!!

    Did you go to nursing school here or in Michigan? I am also from Michigan, and I moved out here to AZ to take a teaching job. I decided I hate teaching, and am doing the nursing program in the fall. Did you work as a nurse in Michigan? I want to move back to MIchigan once I finish. I know Michigan has such a large number of hospitals compared to AZ, so I am thinking my chances of landing a job there might be better than in AZ. What do you think?
  4. Visit  serenity1 profile page
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    I did my pre-req's in MI and nursing school here. Don't know about the market in MI...few friends say it's tough there too. Good luck! PCH is hiring according to a friend that works there.
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  5. Visit  orangesky24 profile page
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    HI, dhammo01--out of curiosity, where did you hear that they "have" to hire 2 new grad classes a year? Just curious because, if that is indeed true, that can help those new grads applying to be strategic about how, when, and where they apply. I'm starting my RN program in July, so this won't apply to me for a couple of years, in which time my thought is the economy make shake out a bit, but I suppose only time will tell!
  6. Visit  fromtheseaRN profile page
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    hey orangesky, i think you misunderstood dhammo01. what they meant is that hospitals in tucson require new grad hires to take a new grad class upon being hired, which they only offer twice per year. thus, they only hire new grads twice per year.
  7. Visit  montinurse profile page
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    How are the nurses treated in the hospitals? Does anyone recommend a certain hospital in Phoenix area?
  8. Visit  silentRN profile page
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    Quote from montinurse
    How are the nurses treated in the hospitals? Does anyone recommend a certain hospital in Phoenix area?
    I guess it just depends if you going to an academic hospital versus a community hospital. I don't know if I could ever again work for a for-profit hospital ever again after working at a teaching hospital.
  9. Visit  dance4life profile page
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    I moved from AZ in 2008 back to my hometown in MA and have had no luck with jobs in this area. A hospital in AZ is flying me out soon for an on-site interview. I would like to go back I am so sick of the games over here in MA. I went through all my savings living here.

    It isn't Banner affiliated, nor am I moving to Phoenix area.
  10. Visit  RN Zeke profile page
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    What is the pay rate in Tucson for experienced RN's?
  11. Visit  dance4life profile page
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    I would like to say the hospital I was suppose to go out on decided to book a flight, car, and hotel and cancel it three days later. They must have a ton of money they hire travelers and such and then just cancel trips. You can't trust anyone these days with jobs. I guess no matter where you are they play games.

    Good luck.
  12. Visit  silentRN profile page
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    dance4life - why don't you try Florida? I hear there are still a lot of jobs out that way. Arizona is going to be a tough state to find a job in because of the cuts to AHCCCS that just took place. I believe that Arizona will go through another period of hiring freezes like we did in 2008.
  13. Visit  dance4life profile page
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    Quote from dhammo01
    dance4life - why don't you try Florida? I hear there are still a lot of jobs out that way. Arizona is going to be a tough state to find a job in because of the cuts to AHCCCS that just took place. I believe that Arizona will go through another period of hiring freezes like we did in 2008.
    I am broke and need someone to pay for my relocation. It is hard to find online without any networks.

    Thanks for the information.

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