Hello Arizona peeps! I am looking in to moving to the Scottsdale area in the next year, when I said next year, I mean 14 months from now. How is the job market in Scottsdale for an LPN? Right now, I have no experience but am hoping to land a job in my state in the next couple of months so I can always put 1 year experience in my Arizona nursing resume. I currently work for a chain restaurant (olive garden) and know that if I maintain my job there I can always transfer to the scottsdale olive garden while job hunting. My biggest fear is moving there and get stuck as a waitress for months because of not being able to find a nursing jobs. Your thoughts please? I am also starting excelsior in Febraury for my RN, hoping to have that done by this time next year but am mostly counting on my LPN license to get me through for the next 14 months.. Please let me know what area in Az hold the most nursing jobs, also looking to live in a "safe" area for AZ. Thanks!!!!
Thank you MassagetoRN...Scottsdale was more of an idea bc I have a friend that lives there...I've been doing some research and think that Gilbert might be the right town for us. We are planning a visit in the next couple of months to get a feel for some of those towns...ex: Gilbert, Glendale, Tempe, Tucson. It would be nice to work in a hospital but right now that's not my short term goal, seeing it is near impossible with an LPN degree! I figure with one year of experience as an Lpn, I shouldn't have too much of an issue landing a job in a LtC facility, a prison, or a doctors office somewhere. I know I won't be able to land a nursing job right away that's why plan a is to transfer to an olive garden in one of those towns that we decide to move to. my husband is an electrician with 7 years of experience, the job outlook for him in Arizona seems pretty good! I would love to get experience as an RN before moving but that won't happen. I won't be done w it until next year and I don't want to be here in my town any longer then I have to. We are sticking around long enough for me to get one year of LPN experience and selling our house then we want to be out West somewhere to start our life ( i hate the cold here in the midwest!! ) and maybe a family of our own soon. thanks so much for your opinions. Which town do you live at MassagetoRN?
Last edit by Zadia on Jan 11, '12