My husband and I live in Richmond, Virginia and are planning relocating to Colorado sometime in the spring or summer of the coming year- hopefully. My husband's job is very specialized (registered vascular ultrasound technologist- no other ultrasound certs) and so I've been considering moving the family out there on my salary as a new nurse.
I just completed my ADN in the Fall and passed my boards last Thursday (woo hoo!). I am currently pregnant with our second child so obviously won't be looking to work until later in the year (due in 4 1/2 weeks). I was wondering if anyone could tell me who hires ADN nurses in the Denver/Boulder area (either would be fine with us) and what hospitals are best to work for? I am not sure what area I would like to work in...leaning towards NICU but have EMS experience (1 year as an EMT) and also like ER and trauma/surgical (I did my "acute med/surg" clinical on a surgical-trauma unit with some step-down patients). I might need to stick it out for a year in med-surg somewhere just to get a job and have that magical "1 year of experience" under my belt, I guess. At this point after doing some research I would be happy to find somewhere that hires new grads with an ADN and pay somewhat decent.
I welcome ANY information and advice. Thank you so much!