Florida Panhandle Agreement

  1. I currently work as an RN in Washington State at a hospital with a union. I have good benefits and make a good hourly wage. I am interested in moving to the Gulf Breeze area, and am trying to ascertain what a med surg RN (with one year experience) might expect to earn per hour working night shift. I currently get an extra 15 percent per hour because I work per diem and I was wondering if hospitals in that area offer the same.
    I appreciate all input.
    Thank you very much.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   applewhitern
    You will most likely need a BSN; most of the hospitals I am familiar with in the Pensacola/Gulf Breeze area require a BSN. Your best bet is to call Human Resources at Sacred Heart Hospital or Northwest Florida and inquire about salary.
  4. by   thenursemandy
    I'm working on my BSN currently. I have one semester left.
    I'll have to give that a try. I didn't think HR would give out that kind of information, but they may. It's worth a try.
  5. by   FLAlleycat
    Quote from thenursemandy
    I'm working on my BSN currently. I have one semester left.
    I'll have to give that a try. I didn't think HR would give out that kind of information, but they may. It's worth a try.
    You may well be in for a shock! But keep in mind cost of living, lounging on gorgeous beaches almost all year round as well as outdoor activities. Good luck!
  6. by   thenursemandy
    Housing is pretty expensive in WA, so I'm looking forward to prices in FL. They look to be about half the cost of WA!
    Warm weather most of the year sounds fantastic.

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