What Commuter said -- plus the general employment conditions across the board (not specific to nursing). So many people move to FL every year that employment in any field is definitely a buyer's (employer's, that is) market. Employers tend to offer lousy pay, benefits, and working conditions, and, if you don't like it, there are a whole bunch of warm bodies behind you in line that will
. I've never worked as a nurse in FL (and never will
) -- I grew up there and left the first chance I got. My sister moved back there several years ago (before the economy tanked) to be closer to our aging parents. She was at the top of her field (not nursing) in her prior location, but found when she started job-hunting in FL that she got offered only entry level positions with lousy pay and benefits -- and, when she attempted to negotiate or make the case that her qualifications and experience justified (much) better, she basically got told, "Don't let the door hit you on the way out."