Moving to Az, thoughts on the market?

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    I recently got a divorce and feel like I should come back to AZ. But I'm getting scared, I haven't lived there in 6 years and understand the job market is a lot different now.

    I have been a nurse for 4 years, so I feel like I have adequate experience. I have my BSN and working towards my MSN as we speak. I have endoscopy, med/surg/, and oncology experience.

    Anyone have any insight on the job market? I was told no one will even consider me until I have my license. So mailing out my application today.

    What is the going rate for RNs?

    Just feeling things out.

    Thanks in advance
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    Great questions. I recently moved here and have been trying to find out how to get my license transfered. The state board site has nothing that I can find.
    Maybe someone can answer both our questions.
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    On the BON site it has the application that is printable. Assuming you aren't from COMPACT state, I don't know what you do then . If you want a temporary license you fill out another form and they will mail you the fingerprint card. Seems simple...can take months though.
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    As an experienced nurse you shouldn't have as much trouble finding a job as a new grad. Hospitals tend to pay anywhere from $28.00-45.00 an hour. Not too shabby for AZ! With your education you should be quite competitive. The only hitch - AZ made deep, deep Medicaid cuts. How that plays out in the job market I don't know...apply to Mayo. They love BSN/MSN and don't take too much Medicaid. And they are hiring...


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