My family and I area considering a move to your area when I graduate in Dec 2004. I will be graduating with a diploma RN, but I do have an unrelated BS in Environmental Health. I am interested in what you think are the best hospitals to work for and which are the worst, based on salary, benefits, staff/client ratios, and fellow employees. What are the starting salaries, and how is housing in the area? How are the schools? I am more than likely going to go into emergency nursing, but I don't need to start out in that dept if the requirements are higher (I know here, some hospitals don't hire new grads in the ED, some do).
Thanks for letting me pick your brain!!
ps we are planning our summer vacation in the area to scout housing, etc. I am very excited.