I am in Northern VA now, but am considering relocating to FL in September (for family reasons) once I have completed 1 year at my current job on a very busy cardiac step down unit. I graduated from an ADN program with honors in May of last year and have been working since August. I am EPIC trained. Nursing is my second career.
Any information would be helpful (pay, prospects, licensure, etc.)
I am most curious about is the following:
Will I have difficulty finding a job? Is the job crunch just for new grads, will I still be considered a new grad?
I would like to change specialties to HRP, Labor and Delivery, NICU or PICU. Will this put me on the same level as new grads (meaning my 1 year of experience won't matter much)? Do these specialties take ADN nurses?
Will I need to be in state before I apply to positions?
Again anything will be helpful! I know you all must field questions like this all the time, but it is a big move and I would like to get sense of what I will be getting myself into.