Hello Idaho

  1. Hello,
    Just wanted to know what it is like in Idaho as far as nursing and NP jobs? Where are the best places to live, work and PLAY?
    I am coming from DC and I need a change; BADLY!
    Kim
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  3. by   dramaluvr
    Don't know if I can be of much help, but I'll have a go. I was born and raised in Southern Idaho, Twin Falls and loved it. It was right near the Snake River Canyon and it was beautiful. Southern Idaho is more dry, but with mountains and the canyon and Nothern Idaho is very green. I am not sure about nursing jobs, but there is a shortage everywhere. In Twin Falls (about 40,000 residents) there is Magic Valley Regional Medical Center or many clinics and doctor facilities to work for. The state capital of Boise is much larger, but much smaller than D.C. Then you have Pocatello, Idaho Falls and then going up North you have Courdelane and Moscow which are average sized cities - not too small and not too large. Thinking about it makes me miss it. Anyway, hope this helps some.Angie
  4. by   Aurora
    i am curious about idaho, also. i have heard that weather in boise is not all that extreme. i am scared of ice. snow i can handle. can anyone tell me how rugged the winters are there? how about pocatello?

    thanks for your help.
    Last edit by Aurora on May 20, '04
  5. by   Jocie
    i'm not sure about pocatello but boise its self it doesn't snow much but if you come over the mountain there is a weather line at the top of horse shoe bend mountian and it snows more on the northern side of that mountain. Boise is warm and rarely snows.
  6. by   Aurora
    Thanks, I appreciate the info. My sister and I are both seriously considering a move to Boise.
  7. by   IdahoNurse
    I am from Pocatello, and it only snows about 50" a year. You will see snow from November 1st to April 1st. Too much for me, that is why I travel away for the winter

    Other than that, the town is a nice smaller town. Love the summers there, just don't like the winters there. Great fishing near by, and there is a snow skiing resort about 20 miles away.
  8. by   gradgitated
    I live in Northern Idaho, about 250 miles north of Boise. The elevation here is about 3500 feet, so the weather tends to be 15 to 20 degrees cooler than in the Lewis-Clark valley (and in Boise). The prairie up here is beautiful, but the winter weather can be brutal. Not alot of snow and ice, but it can get pretty windy sometimes.
  9. by   gradgitated
    Almost forgot. The Lewis-Clark valley (Lewiston and Clarkston) isn't a bad place to live. It's far enough off the beaten path to not feel too much like the "big city" but it's close enough to cultural centers and schools to offer alot of opportunity for entertainment and education. There are 2 nursing schools in the L-C valley and there are 3 large universities within a 40 mile radius. There are about a dozen hospitals total (in the valley and within 1 hour's drive). Spokane,WA and C'oeur D'Alene, ID are booming right now....lots of job and educational opportunities up there right now. There are several very fine hospitals there.
  10. by   ammonidaho
    I was born and raised in s.e. Idaho. I love it here. It does get cold in the winter and there is some snow. I would recommend Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center or Mountain View Hospital. I think they are both great.
  11. by   away4me
    what about really norther idaho? nursing jobs?
  12. by   remrimsgems
    Quote from Kim2
    Hello,
    Just wanted to know what it is like in Idaho as far as nursing and NP jobs? Where are the best places to live, work and PLAY?
    I am coming from DC and I need a change; BADLY!
    Kim
    Well, Hello!!!
  13. by   smwhitson
    If you are looking for an area in Idaho that is VERY mild in the winter, Lewiston is the place to go. There is very rarely any snow or ice, just rain. Lewiston is near sea level in elevation, so the winters are mild and the summers are hot! It is very BEAUTIFUL!
  14. by   lindarn
    Quote from smwhitson
    If you are looking for an area in Idaho that is VERY mild in the winter, Lewiston is the place to go. There is very rarely any snow or ice, just rain. Lewiston is near sea level in elevation, so the winters are mild and the summers are hot! It is very BEAUTIFUL!
    I live in Spokane, and I am interviewing for a job at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d Alene next week.

    How is it working at Kootenai? What is the pay like compared to Spokane? How are the ICUs? What is the staff like?

    Thanks in advance!

    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Spokane, Washington

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