ER and OR in Chicago and NY

  1. I am a RN nurse and i am about to take the NCLEX exam
    I don't know yet if i will work in Chicago or in New York. I might also go to Austin Texas in 1 or 2 years
    Actually i have a lot of questions
    I am interested in ER and OR
    I am wondering how much i am supposed to earn as a new grad RN nurse in those states. I have about one year experience abroad as a nurse but i have not been practising for the last 6 months.
    Is it easy to get a position in those fields ?
    Do anybody has some tips to help to find a good hospital in those places ?
    I don't know either if i will be able to get a permanent position straight away or just get a 3 or 6 month contract ?
    I hope you all will be able to answer
    I have so much to learn

    PH
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  3. by   newstarter
    I am like you a new grad RN nurse : actually i will next may
    I am also planning to settle in chicago
    I am also wondering about many things
    I hope you will get some answers so that we can both know what is going on
    Cheers

    newstarter
  4. by   kellyanne
    Originally posted by ph_rn_nurse:
    I am a RN nurse and i am about to take the NCLEX exam
    I don't know yet if i will work in Chicago or in New York. I might also go to Austin Texas in 1 or 2 years
    Actually i have a lot of questions
    I am interested in ER and OR
    I am wondering how much i am supposed to earn as a new grad RN nurse in those states. I have about one year experience abroad as a nurse but i have not been practising for the last 6 months.
    Is it easy to get a position in those fields ?
    Do anybody has some tips to help to find a good hospital in those places ?
    I don't know either if i will be able to get a permanent position straight away or just get a 3 or 6 month contract ?
    I hope you all will be able to answer
    I have so much to learn

    PH
    I have been working in the OR for about 2 years. I started after graduation from nursing school. It is a totally different field of nursing than working on the floors. I love my job, but when it comes to salary at my hospital..I'm am better off looking for another OR job at a different hospital. I live in PA. If you want more info regarding the work of an OR nurse let me know....Good luck
  5. by   ph_rn_nurse
    Yes, i would really appreciate to know more about OR
    What kind of shift do you have to work, if you can have continuing education, insurance
    Everything you can tell me actually
    Thanks again

    PH

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