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I am considering relocating to Florida, friend suggested Clearwater. Currently working in elderly rehab on the isle of Man. Any communication, advise would be appreciated.... Read More

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    The U of South Florida has a medical school and that keeps things updated and lively in any area for Nursing. Every major city has a bad area. Why not try a travel Nursing position for 13 weeks and let them pay for your housing? Try it out.

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    Originally posted by AIRPORTBUM
    I am looking at Florida too. I worked at JFK Memorial near West Palm Beach (Atlantis) in 1979, but as a Respiratory Therapist. It was a nice, community hospital that has since GROWN to be what appears to be a very large facility. There are many nice hospitals in the West Palm Beach area. From what I understand, the pay is still on the low side.

    I'm working for the VA now and interested in the Tampa Bay area. I hear mixed things about Tampa and the area around the VA hospital there.

    I'll follow posts here as well because I need to find out more information before seriously considering relocating.

    GOOD LUCK!

    The VA has a HUGE hospital in West Palm if you are interested. I have heard many good things about it.
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    Originally posted by lucy24
    Here is my opinion: I just relocated to Fl from NY state, If I were you I would reconsider!! Two words "Back woods" NY is one of the most advanced states as far as nursing and education go, I was VERY surprised, at least in the hospital I chose, I am finding myself exposed to policies and practices that were outdated 10-15 years ago! There is no organization and the pace of life in general is about 20 times slower than I am used to!! I got upset when a stat order took 1 1/2 hours to carry out and I was given a printed policy that STAT means within 1 hour!! Can you believe that? Other than that, the weather is great, and the change of scenery is great, but i'll be glad to leave.
    Depending on where you are in Fl., it can be "Back Woods" and then it can just as easily be "Snobby City" or whatever you might want to call it, just depends on where you are, who you are, what you want, and what you expect.
    Traffic is horrible almost anywhere you go, especially when the "snowbirds" (I have more colorful terms for them) are here. The school system does suck here, Im glad I dont have kids and if I did I wouldnt want their primary education to be completed in this state. A little advice though, when you live here, everyday life is NOT a vacation. A word on the beautiful Florida Keys...if you dont drink, party, boat, fish or dive...DONT go...you will not be happy there.
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    KristinWW.....

    I assumed that Florida was the only southern state that did not have an "Old South" Mentality....was I wrong?

    I did not plan on living in any city higher than Ft. Lauderdale/Miami...is that still prevalent down there?
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    Originally posted by dreamon
    KristinWW.....

    I assumed that Florida was the only southern state that did not have an "Old South" Mentality....was I wrong?

    I did not plan on living in any city higher than Ft. Lauderdale/Miami...is that still prevalent down there?
    In some areas South FL is more advanced than other areas and in some areas South FL is still "Old South". We still linger behind when it comes to the school system.


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