Need Help pls.

  1. Okay, so this is somewhat of a redundant post, but i just have to ask.

    Planning on moving to Phoenix by Dec. from Cali (too expensive).

    I'm a new RN with only about 3 months experience.

    The problem is, i don't want to wait for the next new grad program to roll around (most likely Jan.) before I can start working.

    Sooo, does any one know of any good hospitals that will accept me as is and just put me through the standard dept. orientation and training.

    I did a job search on JCL website and they are requiring 0-6 mths experience. Tried reaching a nurse recruiter at North Mountain but he/she was unavailabe.

    I also would like to know how afforable houses are on a nurse's salary.

    Could i afford a 300K house comfortably?

    Which hospitals pay the highest for new nurses? Do some of the hospitals offer relocation assistance?

    I know there is no mandate on RN to patient ratios in Arizona, so how many pts. should i be expecting to care for on a MedSurg floor? Currently, I care for between 4 and 5 pts. on any given day.

    Are there some employers that will be willing to do a phone interview being that I'm based in Cali?

    Sorry guys for bombarding you with all these questions. I'm just so clueless.

    BTW i've heard that Arizona is a "right to work" state. What does that mean?

    thanks for you responses!!!:wink2:
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  3. by   cardiacRN2006
    A right to work state means that an employer can fire you at any time they want. Sometimes, when you go to management over a problem, they will say, "just remember this is a right to work state!". Jerks...

    Anyway, will you be living alone or do you have a spouse? I don't know what the median range is for houses is in PHX, but I suppose it is higher than in Tucson, and here it is 250,000. I think it might be hard for a single income. Also, nurses do not make the same money here in Az as they do in Cali. Starting pay for new grads is around $24/hr.

    Are you trying to get into a specialty area? If so, you might have to wait for the next orientation. 3 months experience is not enough. Otherwise, you might be able to do regular hospital orientation.

    I'm sure you can do a phone interview. I bet all the hospitals would be open to that.
  4. by   titohan
    I'm married, so we have a combined income.

    i just want medsurg for now.

    Thanks for the quick response!!

    So what hospitals do you recommend?
  5. by   Hoozdo
    Quote from titohan
    the problem is, i don't want to wait for the next new grad program to roll around (most likely jan.) before i can start working.



    sooo, does any one know of any good hospitals that will accept me as is and just put me through the standard dept. orientation and training.

    i think you might have a hard time getting a job with 3 months experience. i had 10 months experience and am tossing my app around for icu work. i have less bites than i thought i would. jusy apply online though. paridise valley hospital will do phone interviews. others don't even call though they have had my app in for one week.

    i did a job search on jcl website and they are requiring 0-6 mths experience. tried reaching a nurse recruiter at north mountain but he/she was unavailabe.

    this is one of the hospitals that hasn't called me back with 10 months experience.

    i also would like to know how afforable houses are on a nurse's salary.

    could i afford a 300k house comfortably?

    not on one income.

    which hospitals pay the highest for new nurses? do some of the hospitals offer relocation assistance?

    don't know....

    i know there is no mandate on rn to patient ratios in arizona, so how many pts. should i be expecting to care for on a medsurg floor? currently, i care for between 4 and 5 pts. on any given day.

    six

    sorry guys for bombarding you with all these questions. i'm just so clueless.

    btw i've heard that arizona is a "right to work" state. what does that mean?
    it means it is not a union state. you can be fired at any time for whatever reason.
    thanks for you responses!!!:wink2:

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