windward is actually one of the most knowledgable most helpful people on this board. she tells it like it is. she is trying to be helpful. you may not see that right now, but really, she is trying to be helpful. you may not like the way she says it, but she's being honest. i would highly suggest you read the last 18 months of posts here on allnurses hawai'i. it's an eye opener.
you wrote, "any advice? i appreciate it." windward oahu rn replied to your post. you later wrote, "i didn't ask for your opinion." i'm confused. you ask for advice. windward gave you advice. then, you seemed to get upset.
there are some people on the islands that really don't like it when you say "stateside." we want to be included in the us, not excluded from it. we call it "the mainland." windward is trying to give you information.
you wrote, "in the continental us there is a shortage." yes, ma'am, there is. look on the right side of this page, at the top. read the article "no country for young nurses." http://allnurses.com/nursing-news/no...ng-457414.html
the lady writes that there is a nursing shortage and new grads can't find jobs. if you read allnurses.com forums for different states, you will probably find that throughout the country - all 50 states - new grads are having a hard time finding jobs.
you wrote, if you call around to hospitals which you've probably never had a reason to because you live in the same place, you would know that." mg, you're not moving to the mainland. you're moving to hawai'i. windward knows more about nursing in hawai'i than you realize. again, you would probably help yourself out - alot - by reading the last 18 months of posts here on this forum.
mg, i'm sure it's extremely difficult being a military spouse, supporting your husband, moving every 3 years. i couldn't do it. i'm sure it's really hard. having to start all over every 3 years... really tough. if what you are looking for, on this forum, is help, support, information, understanding, community, friendship, inclusion... did i mention help and support... you're probably not going to get those things by writing posts like the one you wrote to windward. you probably will get those things by reading and listening. thank you for supporting your husband, thank you to your husband for keeping us safe. lisa ;-)