Any FLORIDA Nurses out there? Just wondered if any were on the board......

  1. Hi, Just curious if there are any Florida Nurses Browsing around out here...........
    Ocala, Here................
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  3. by   Tweety
    St. Petersburg here. There are several Floridian nurses here!

    Hi!
  4. by   Empress
    We're thinking of moving to Florida next year, Can I PM you, 3rd Shift Guy?
  5. by   Monica RN,BSN
    Anyone may PM me or email me anytime. Thanks!!

    excellenceinlearning@rn.com
  6. by   Tweety
    Absolutely Empress pm me if you like.
  7. by   bagladyrn
    A "semi" Florida nurse here - I'm a full time traveller, but base out of FL - and generally take a contract somewhere back there every winter. Been in a lot of different areas there in 7 yrs of travelling, so if I can help, Empress, feel free to contact me also - bagladynurse@aol.com
  8. by   LoriAnnRN
    I am a Florida nurse too! I live in Seminole, not too far from 3rd shift guy!
  9. by   dreamon
    Hello, Florida nurses!! I am a student who is interested in living in Florida after school...does anyone has any inside track on the quality of life in southeast Florida?

    I was looking at- Ft. Lauderdale, Coral Springs, somewhere convenient to Miami. My husband would rather live in Orlando, but is the crime bad? Or was that Tampa? I guess Orlando is ok, but it seems so far from Miami, where I would like to spend some time when I get days off. I am from NYC, so I like to live in a diverse area with different cultures, foods, etc.

    I remember visiting Boca Raton a few years back-- I had a relative who had a friend there...a doctor. It looked so beautiful, but not very diverse. Does any nurse on this board live aroung there??

    Thanks for answering my questions!!Any info will be appreciated!
  10. by   flowerchild
    LoriAnnRN's Native Nieghbor here!
  11. by   flowerchild
    dreamon,
    Tampa Bay has far more culture and diversity than Orlando. IMO. Orlando began as a swamp with a small florida town, only became the destination that it is b/c of Walt. There are people there from all over the world but they do not leave much of a mark. So much of Orlando is for the tourists, what culture that is there is basically artificial-man made to cater to the tourists. Tampa has a strong Cuban influence, check out Ybor City. Our Asian influence is strongly Vietnamese. The diversity is growing everyday. And, the drive to Miami isn't so bad, but unless you know people there, I'm not sure why you would go b/c Tampa has the big city, the suburbs, the country, and all the diversity you could want. Plus the suncoast beaches are some of the best in the world.
  12. by   dreamon
    Thanks for the info, flowerchild...I was also skeptical of Orlando being a 'tourist' town, but hey so is where i grew up in NYC. You gave me a reason to look into Tampa..Thanks!
  13. by   JudyG
    Hi, I'm a Florida nurse also. I live in S.W. FL and doing travel assignments in central and South FL. I've worked from Naples to WinterHaven.
  14. by   twarlik
    Originally posted by dreamon
    Hello, Florida nurses!! I am a student who is interested in living in Florida after school...does anyone has any inside track on the quality of life in southeast Florida?

    I was looking at- Ft. Lauderdale, Coral Springs, somewhere convenient to Miami. My husband would rather live in Orlando, but is the crime bad? Or was that Tampa? I guess Orlando is ok, but it seems so far from Miami, where I would like to spend some time when I get days off. I am from NYC, so I like to live in a diverse area with different cultures, foods, etc.

    I remember visiting Boca Raton a few years back-- I had a relative who had a friend there...a doctor. It looked so beautiful, but not very diverse. Does any nurse on this board live aroung there??

    Thanks for answering my questions!!Any info will be appreciated!
    I'm only a student, but I've lived in Florida my entire life.

    Ft. Lauderdale is great, but I've heard that the cost of living is getting really high. Lots of culture and a very diverse community. Same for Miami. I grew up in S. Florida and I will always hold it close to my heart.
    Orlando is a fun town, but you absolutely need to get away from the theme parks. Check out the downtown area. There are a lot of great neighborhoods that most tourists don't even get to see. Pay it a visit before you write it off completely.
    Love Tampa/St. Pete. Lots of culture. Great performing arts halls. Lots of museums. Plus you have the beaches, which I love. I'm thinking of moving to that area when I finish school.

    Hope some of this helped. I love living in Florida. For a long time I wanted to leave, but then realized how lucky I am to live in a state that's stays so warm all year long!

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