Moving to Maryland!?!

  1. Short and sweet...

    I grew up in Montgomery County and have lived in the secluded mountains of SW Virginia for 10 years. I'm sick of the lazy life and ready to come home. I have just finished RN school, (ADN) and I have been a LPN for 4 years prior. I have worked in corrections for 3 out of the four years. Anyone in corrections nursing, or know anyone who is? Main concern--COST OF LIVING!!! I have a husband with no formal education and two small kids. I fear not gaining adequate employment/income to live in Maryland. Any advice greatly appreciated.

    Sorry so long--I'm a newby!
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   laughingfairy
    Not long at all and what part of the state are you talking about? PM I grew up in the area
  4. by   NewEastCoastRN
    I live in Maryland now. Where were you thinking of moving, and where do you want to work?
  5. by   kmruddrn
    Quote from laughingfairy
    Not long at all and what part of the state are you talking about? PM I grew up in the area
    I'm thinking maybe Washington County? Hagerstown area. My sister's still live in Frederick County. No one can afford Montgomery!! Anyhow, I don't want to leave here where I can make decent money to go there and be broke. But I'm willing to relocate anywhere in the state if not too busy and the price is right!
  6. by   kmruddrn
    Quote from NewEastCoastRN
    I live in Maryland now. Where were you thinking of moving, and where do you want to work?
    Live on the East Coast? Do you like it? How is pay, COL?

    Thank you in advance!
  7. by   NewEastCoastRN
    I know that the cost of living in Maryland is high, but nurses get paid pretty well. I make approx 52000/year as a starting wage. I live in Baltimore county. Have you looked at Anne Arundel county? I think that some housing there is pretty reasonable.
  8. by   kmruddrn
    Quote from NewEastCoastRN
    I know that the cost of living in Maryland is high, but nurses get paid pretty well. I make approx 52000/year as a starting wage. I live in Baltimore county. Have you looked at Anne Arundel county? I think that some housing there is pretty reasonable.
    What are some towns in Anne Arundel? Is it busy there? My kids are used to country living and I don't want to throw them in to city life. How long have you been a RN at that salary and where do you work?
  9. by   NewEastCoastRN
    I am not too familiar with AA county, my brother lives there and I know his house wasn't too bad when they bought it but the prices have since gone up. I am new to the area so I can't really give you more specifics about the area. I work in a hospital downtown Baltimore.
  10. by   kmruddrn
    Quote from NewEastCoastRN
    I am not too familiar with AA county, my brother lives there and I know his house wasn't too bad when they bought it but the prices have since gone up. I am new to the area so I can't really give you more specifics about the area. I work in a hospital downtown Baltimore.
    How long have you been a nurse? BSN or ADN?
  11. by   NewEastCoastRN
    I have been an RN for only 9 months. BSN
  12. by   Katnip
    I live in Frederick Co. It's growing like crazy and getting expensive in some areas, but still affordable. Pay at FMH is better than some Baltimore hospitals. I don't work there though

    Hagerstown is still pretty affordable and has some nice housing. Washington Hospital is supposed to be pretty good to work at.

    AA county, I'm not too sure of. Hospitals there are good. I had a friend who lived in Crofton, I think and people love it. Prices are going up there though and it's starting to getting pretty crowded because it's a popular place.
  13. by   laughingfairy
    And don't forget the eastern shore ...if you move to the the other side of the bay prices drop, and salaries really don't change that much
  14. by   kmruddrn
    Quote from cyberkat
    I live in Frederick Co. It's growing like crazy and getting expensive in some areas, but still affordable. Pay at FMH is better than some Baltimore hospitals. I don't work there though

    Hagerstown is still pretty affordable and has some nice housing. Washington Hospital is supposed to be pretty good to work at.

    AA county, I'm not too sure of. Hospitals there are good. I had a friend who lived in Crofton, I think and people love it. Prices are going up there though and it's starting to getting pretty crowded because it's a popular place.
    Thank you so much!!! I grew up in Germantown and there is NO way we can afford it there. My sister's like Frederick County. My niece attends high school at Urbana and loves it. My sister's suggested Hagerstown due to the fact it still kind of rural in comparison to Montgomery/Frederick counties. I'm really getting excited at the prospects of moving back!!! Do you like nursing in Maryland?

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