I'm planning to move to Cali next summer and I wanted to know if people can help me learn a bit more about nursing in California....
I would like to know what the starting pay is like, and if there are jobs available for RNs. I've looked on a few websites for a few hospitals, but a lot of the positions I have come across are mainly management related.
I also wanted to clarify -I heard rumors that since Cali has a statffing ratio law, there are not very many nursing assistants. Is that true? I am coming from a position where every RN has an assistant assigned- i'm just curious to see what cali is like in that respect. I also heard that there are limited transport personel at hospitals and that RNs have to personally take patients to MRIs, CTs, etc. I hope these are all just rumors from people who don't want me to leave my current position. hehe
I hope to be in the LA, redondo beach, hermosa beach, (anywhere close to the beach, basically) area. If anyone knows of good hospitals in those areas, please let me know so I can look into it!!
Thanks so much everyone!!
Can't wait to hear from people!!