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best paid state for nursing I am a new grad. I have a list of states that I am considering going to, but I need to find out what the salary ranges are especially for a new grad. I have Hawaii, maryland, newyork, georgia,... Read More


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    Hawaii is lovely, but the cost of living is very high... That $60K won't go as far.... A state with no state income tax may be a good idea...
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    Well it isn't Utah I got more in Califorina as an aide . Then they the pay nurses here in Utah. I got paid 12 ,11 years ago as a private aide .They start a new LVN/LPN about $10.00 to 12.00 an hour here.
    Last edit by happthearts on Feb 24, '05
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    Quote from happthearts
    Well it isn't Utah I got more in Califorina as an aide . They the pay nurses in Utah. 11 years ago.They start a new LVN/LPN about $10.00 to 12.00 an hour here.
    Thanks for the information. I don't think it is Montana either. I saw an ad on the internet for an LPN job in a state psych hospital in Montana offering LPN's $10 something an hour.
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    Quote from cheerfuldoer
    i can vouch for that! i went to hawaii as a travel nurse years ago, and it was very expensive to live there. the best part of the entire experience was falling in love with the man of my dreams. he was great while we lasted. hmmmm...wonder where he is today. :uhoh21:
    he's with that other travel nurse now!

    hawaii is very expensive! people here work multiple jobs just to stay in paradise. i saw more of hawaii as a tourist than i do now...almost! :chuckle
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    Hi,

    We have been seriously thinking about moving to Oahu. We have friends that just move there recently. I live in CA and am use to paying too much for everything.

    What is the wages for a LVN. Do the Urgent Care's hire LVN's?

    Anybody do Massage Therapy out there?? Are they strict with a license for Massage Therapy. I was also thinking about doing the chair massage.

    How are the elementary schools on the westside near Makakilo??

    Thanks for any help.

    Shirl
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    Last time I heard...Connecticut was the highest paying state in the country. Cost of living is high though. Good luck
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    Quote from bashy
    best paid state for nursing

    I am a new grad. I have a list of states that I am considering going to, but I need to find out what the salary ranges are especially for a new grad. I have Hawaii, maryland, newyork, georgia, california and nevada on my mind so far. Is there somewhere that ranks states according to salary for nursing and standard of living. I would like to do a comparison.

    cost of living in Hawaii far surpasses the pay...try elsewhere first.
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    Quote from Audreyfay
    Travel to Hawaii and make extra money? I think not! The cost of living is so high there that you will soon find out that the income pays for your living expenses, and not much more. Food, gas, and everything else are very expensive. Color me...been there, done that!
    Its really expensive in HI im married to a Filipino born in HI and im considering working somewhere Utah or Arizona so its true but people over there have LOTS OF ALOHA :wink2:
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    i'm currently considering va and fl. anyone knows which would be better?
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    You have to take into account the cost of living when you review the salary ranges for new grads.
    Hawaii has a very high COL, as does NY.
    If you are used to a high COL then the regions that have high COL's won't phase you.
    If not, prepare to be blown out of the water.
    Travel agencies do not hire new grads (thank God) so that option is totally non-viable.
    Advice? Look for a place where you are going to get a good solid new grad orientation and where you will be able to learn and develop your skills and knowledge.
    The rest will come in time.


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