Hello all in Florida!
My husband and I are seriouslly considering moving to Florida, probablly Ocalla or Jacksonville - he is a stallion mgr here in KY and we figure Ocalla would be our best bet for him to find a good job.
I have read all the comments about nursing licensure in Florida and know it takes a while - so I need to get started now if we are going to do it, but I stil have questions.
My main concern is the nurse to patient ratios in Florida- In KY I work on a medical floor of a fairly large hospital mainly renal/diabetic types. My unit manager here in KY is from Florida and says I have no idea what I am getting myself into where I am used to 1:6 or 1:7 according to my mgr I can expect more like 1:11 on a good day. Now I know that RN:PT ratios vary according level of acuity, but 1:11 seems a little too much for me.
Any insight on what I can expect?
Also any suggestions on good hospitals to work for in jacksonville or Ocalla? how far apart are they? is it feasible to live in Ocalla and commute to Jacksonville?
Thanks in advance- KYMSRN
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