Thanks for the reply. I appreciate the time and insight you have given.
I am not impressed by magnet, based on my current exp. At my current hospital they say they are trying to achieve 'magnet status,' but they just can't do it till pt. satisfaction scores go up.
Even though that is only a tiny part of magnet. Just an excuse to try and get me to suck up more to patients for free imho. Well and to force me to goto committees that are a mouthpiece for administration, or my raises gets reduced/eliminated(which are pitiful from the get-go).
I am not necessarily looking for the biggest city. I am in fact, more comfortable in suburbs. So I don't think that is an issue. I would like to buy a house, but I already know that my 'Florida' pay rate savings won't hold a candle to California housing prices.
Anyway its slightly disheartening, but I look forward to hearing from more members. I am sure there is a hospital somewhere in that huge state that can take me