experienced trauma nurse looking to get the heck out of okieville

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    So, I am currently looking to relocate from Oklahoma to the beach, almost any coast I don't care. Tired of this state for SO MANY REASONS, I do have 4 years of trauma experience with a laundry list of certifications. Does anyone have some insight on trauma centers in the sunshine state that would be a good place to work. I have a friend that worked at the trauma center in Tampa and she didn't have great things to say about it. But I am open to many suggestions, experiences, and hopefully good advice. The trauma center i'm coming from sees over 100,000 a year and is barely operating at 27 rooms on a good day, so i'm used to being absolutely slammed, (and weirdly enough, love it) I just need to be near the beach again. My outside of life here is no bueno, not much to do, and the weather is HORRIBLE. I am big on fitness, outdoor stuff, and Oklahoma tends to be on the extreme side of the weather. Thanks for help, I do appreciate it. I will be visiting for 2 weeks in July and do plan on seeing most of Florida.
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    Well, if you want trauma, Jackson Memorial in Miami is the #1 place hands down. That's where the military sends people to train on trauma before deployment.

    But Miami is not the easiest place to live in, although you could live north of there and commute.

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    Quote from edmia
    Well, if you want trauma, Jackson Memorial in Miami is the #1 place hands down. That's where the military sends people to train on trauma before deployment.

    But Miami is not the easiest place to live in, although you could live north of there and commute.

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    I agree.
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    Shands, Mayo..there are several in Jacksonville. I loved it there.
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    Tampa is a great place - you may want to investigate a little more before basing your decision on one persons experience, no disrespect intended.
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    Just keep in mind that if you choose to retire in Florida later on in life, you will have reduced benefits compared to other states. Thats one of the reasons why many older people down here retired in their own states before moving to Florida


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