Florida RN looking to relocate to Denver

  1. Hi all,

    I am an RN working in South Florida on a pediatric hematology/oncology floor at a children's hospital. I have been thinking about relocating to the Denver area summer 2018. By the time I relocate I will have 2 years RN experience and will be 4 months from getting my BSN (currently enrolled in an online bridge program).

    I am realy just wondering what the job market is like in that area and what the pay is like? I would like to stay in pediatrics or at least remain in oncology. I'm currently making $26/hr plus my night shift differential. Although I would like to be days if I moved as I am switching to days at my current job in the next couple months.

    Any info is much appreciated!!
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   That Guy
    Sadly you might not see a huge jump in pay. We notoriously pay low since everyone wants to be here. Coupled with the high cost of living it can be rough on people. I would just wait till you have your BSN too. Just from children website for their hem/onc floor position

    EDUCATION - includes a required Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
    EXPERIENCE – minimum one year experience.
    LISCENSURE/CERTIFICATION(S) - Magnet recognized certification preferred. Active member in a professional healthcare organization preferred. BLS - American Heart Association for the Healthcare Provider OR American Red Cross for the Professional and Registered Nurse (RN).
  4. by   kcurry90
    Notoriously low meaning lower than Florida? Everything I've seen online shows Colorado paying higher than Florida. Although maybe Denver is just lower than the state average? Cost of living in south Florida is pretty outrageous too, so that won't come as much of a shock for me unfortunately.
  5. by   kcurry90
    kcurry90
    Notoriously low meaning lower than Florida? Everything I've seen online shows Colorado paying higher than Florida. Although maybe Denver is just lower than the state average? Cost of living in south Florida is pretty outrageous too, so that won't come as much of a shock for me unfortunately.
  6. by   SummitRN
    I'd wager you can get
    26-32/hr
    The market is tight, but your specialty experience helps no doubt
    Make that BSN loud in your resume so it gets pass the HR filters
  7. by   kcurry90
    So I won't have the BSN yet, with the track I'm on I'll be set to get it by December 2018. I do have a bachelors degree just not in nursing. I know a previous poster said to wat until I have the BSN to apply, but issue is my current lease is up in July 2018 and month to month in south Florida just isn't realistic for me due to the crazy cost of rent. So just a little nervous about finding something
  8. by   SummitRN
    just make sure it is mentioned in your cover and resume

    if you fill out an application and it asks you if you have a BSN as a question, answer it yes. that is an HR screen question, there will be no confusion for the mgr, but if you don't, it won't get past the computer filter

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