Quote from zuriel
Hi I am new here at Arizona Nurses Forum. An agency is trying to recruit me to work for a hospital in Yuma, Arizona. I am no familiar with the place. specially the cost of living. They are offering $22.00/hr with full benefits and differential pay. I am have only 1 year nursing experience and coming from the Philippines. Please guys introduce me Yuma county .
I am also new here at Arizona Nurses Forum. I worked at the hospital in Yuma for 10 years, left about 5 years ago when we decided to move from Yuma. The hospital at that time was very staff friendly and add a great benefit package. In addition to differetial pay they had a bonus program for working extra shifts that was awesome. They are one of the few hospitals remaining that have a fully employer funded retirement plan.
The cost of living there is not bad, except perhaps the utility bills in the summer. It gets very hot there and you want to make sure you find a place with air conditioning and not just evaporative cooling, it's not hard to do. It is about 3 hours from San Diego, Phoenix, and Casa Grande and about 4 hours from Tucson. Flying in and out of Yuma can be expensive, but they offer shuttle service to the airport in Phoenix that is not too expensive.
I lived there for around 35 years, went all through school there. There are alot of great places to eat there. If you decide to move there, I will send you a list.
We didn't find there to be alot to do there, but suppose it depends on what you like to do. The crime rate was beginning to climb and the traffic was an issue, especially in the winter when the "snowbirds" (winter visitors) flock the town. I might want to repeat that the summers are very hot.
Will leave it at that for know, if you have specific questions, let me know.