I will be a new grad nurse from an ASN nursing program in Georgia - I graduate in may 2009 (I'm 36, and have a BS in another field). I am considering moving to Florida after graduation (I have family there), but am weighing the pros and cons. Many hospitals in Atlanta seem to have training programs that they offer for new graduate nurses, but I haven't seen this that much in the Florida hospitals that I've checked websites.
I am also concerned about having gone to school in Ga and then having my first nursing experience in FL - would I be better off staying in Atlanta because those hospitals know better what to expect from students coming from their local schools? Do hospitals in Atlanta offer more training for new graduates.
Would it be better to consider moving to FLA after I have some experience?
Lastly, I have read some posts about hiring freezes for new grads in FLA - is that everywhere? i'm interested in Miami, Naples/Ft. Myers, and Tampa.
I'd appreciate any thoughts - Thanks!!!