Accepted position! Moving!

  1. I finally got my ticket out of this God-forsaken state! I grew up and went to school in RI, moved here 2 years ago after graduation to get experience @ a large hospital, and have been trying to get out of here ever since. Earlier in the year I was accepted in the Air Force Nurse Corp but decided this would be too confining a lifestyle. Now I will be moving to Portland Maine and working in the OR (new to me, a little nervous). They have a 6 month internship program so I should be well oriented into it. I will be working 1 w/e out of 6, earning nearly what I earn now, saving $40/ month on parking, saving $3000/year on car insurance, living in what has been rated as one of the 10 top medium sized cities in the country which is w/in 2 hours of both the White Mountain National Park, Acadia National park (I love hiking and camping and outdoor stuff), and Boston, and 2.5 hours from my family in RI. I am outta here! There's a verbal stipulation to stay @ the new job 2 years after the internship, but as I told them in the interview, if I can live in New Haven ( or as I affectionately like to call it "the armpit of the east coast" ) for 2 years I could live anywhere for 2 years. Wish me luck. I could use any advice that any OR nurses out there might have.
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   Vsummer1
    GOOD LUCK! CONGRATS!

    Sounds like it was just what you were working towards and waiting for!
  4. by   almostanurse
    ::hatparty:

    thats great, good luck!!!!
  5. by   renerian
    Sounds like fun job! I would love to move from Columbus to down south to avoid the winters.

    renerian
  6. by   BadBird
    I always love a happy ending, good luck with your new job . By the way, I grew up in CT, I call it the land that time forgot.
  7. by   colleen10
    Hi e-nurse, Congratulations!!!! This is such an exciting time for you. Hope all goes well with your move and good luck!!!

    What's so bad about CT? I have never been there.
  8. by   Tweety
    Congratulation!!! Best wishes!
  9. by   ptnurse
    What great news for you. Like Badbird said, I too love a happy ending. Stay in touch after the move and let us know how it goes.
  10. by   PennyLane
    Way to go! I went to college in Connecticut, and hated the state too. All the cities are dirty and polluted, yet there are sooo many rich people. It's the huge discrepancy between the super rich and super poor that turned me off.

    Have a great time at your new job!!!
  11. by   sanakruz
    Hey I grew up in CT! lived there for 22 years. My daughter was born at Yale - New Haven (not a good experience I might add). I would never consider living anywhere east of the Mississippi again. Here on the Monterey bay x 17 years. Congrats to you Ms. Yankee!
  12. by   e-nurse
    Psychnurse, it's Mr. Yankee. Monterey huh, what a beautiful area. I only drove through on my way up the PCH to San Fran, but God is it beautiful there.

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