Hi we are thinking of relocating when I am finished with LPN school. Thinking of Orlando area / possibly Naples area.
I am just wondering what a new lpn would earn. BTW, I am most interested in LTC!
Nursing is not all that great in Florida. The pay may be good but you pay for living there. Make sure to check out the property taxes and house insurance. We were going to relocate there in the spring until the average homeowners insurance rates went up 87%. Homes are expensive and schools are not the greatest. Florida has more violence than any other state. A word of advise, paradise comes at a price, do you home work before you move. Also the traffic is horrid.
I was offered a job at Weisthoff in Rockledge on med/surg floor, FT w/ benefits at 21.00 an hour. But the cost of living is high and the schools int he area are not great. ( I know I will get complaints about this statement)!
Check out florida schools on line. They grade them there, A, B, and so on. Most high schools especially are C's due to the violence. Kids and guns are a big thing there.
Thats why we chose to stay in the Midwest. Good schools were important to us as well.
Last edit by FrogLPN on Oct 22, '06