Moving to GA From NE FLA; Information and Advise Appreciated.

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    Hi all! I am an RN with 2 years experience in the ICU and ER. I will be moving from the NE Florida area to the Valdosta/Adel area in the next few months and will be looking for job opportunities. A couple things I am looking for information on is: 1) what is the average starting hourly pay/salary for RN's with my experience; 2) anyone else who has transferred their license here run in to any snags concerning getting endorsed in GA? Any advise and/or information beyond this will be much appreciated.
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    Adel/Valdosta are in Ga aren't they?

    The Florida BON was not a problem to get a endorsement for but this was in 1991 so I don't know what requirements are but you can go to their web site and check.

    You will better your chances at getting a job in Fl. if you are already licensed there. The pay is the same as Ga. w/a few variances I'm sure (harder to fill jobs, etc) but overall, its the same. The taxes are different but not enough to really comment on.
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    Ga BON...where to start they are difficult to deal with...they want u to have the same amount of hours of education they require in Ga regardless of ur exp...exp comes in if ur short of theory or clinical hours...the analyst told me 3 yrs with substitute for hours short...Good luck
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    mu mom graduated 27 yrs ago and they required her to use her exp because she was lacking hours
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    I had no snags about getting my license endorsed by the GA BON. Literally I mailed my packet on Friday (used delivery confirmation, and it arrived on Monday which was a holiday) then I got an email that same week on Thursday night saying my license by endorsement was approved. I couldn't believe it didn't take forever! However, I did just graduate from a BSN program in TN this past May, and have had no work experience. Which is why I was moving to GA after being offered a position for a residency. I'm not sure if that could be why it went quickly, and I did have all of my paperwork completed along with the background check/fingerprinting sent out on the same day too. Good luck!
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    Marshall1, Thanks for the reply but I am moving from Florida to Georgia. I plan on keeping my RN license in Florida current so shouldn't have any problems when/if I decide to return.

    GoosbyLPN, shouldn't be a problem. Im pretty sure Florida requirements in those areas are equivalent to GA. Thanks for the heads up though!

    Girlygirlk8e, that's a relief to know. Hopefully mine will go smoothly as well.
    Last edit by ATIGA on Dec 19, '12
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    Update: Mailed my packet on 1/16/2013. It was received on the 18th and I was endorsed on the 28th. Never received an e-mail, not even in my junk mail. I checked the GA BON site every few days and it finally showed up. I have an interview with Colquitt RMC next week.
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    I live in Albany, GA. I know a lot of people travel from that area here to work for Phoebe. I don't know why since they were ranked #6 worst in the nation.
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    I'm sorry lauramoran, but I'm afraid I don't know "what" or "who" Phoebe is.


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