moving from MA to AZ/LPN

  1. I am moving from MA to AZ/tempe/mesa area.(I hope) I am looking for any info that could help guide me. I have been an LPN for a year and four months and have worked in Sub-acute care in a skilled nursing facility. I would rather be in a hospital. My goals are to go on for my RN at some point. I would also like to be IV certified. (do they do that in AZ?) I am wondering if the pay rates in hospitals are different from NH's. Here they are very different. Right now I make 22.00/hr plus $3-4.00/hr differential. In my local hospital they don't even hire LPNs. (Although I did 99% of my clinicals in this specific hosp.). Any info would be greatly appreciated!! THanks!
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