I might possibly be moving to Chicago with my fiancee next fall. He is applying to several different programs (not nursing) for continuing education programs. So far, our first choice, out of all of the places he applied is Chicago, mostly because we are from Milwaukee, and this would be the closest place to family/friends. Also, I have some family who live in Chicago as well. I was wondering if anyone from Chicago could tell me what it is like to be an RN there. Maybe answer some of these questions. It would also be helpful if someone who has worked both in Milwaukee and Chicago could compare and contrast the two.
Are there many job openings for RN's in Chicago?
The cost of living for Chicago is a little higher than Milwaukee (at least that's what I've been told), do RN's make a little more there?
How are benefits for RN's there?
What are the best places for RN's to get jobs in Chicago?
Are there many graduate programs for RN's in Chicago for NP or a CNS?
Maybe someone could just tell me the pro's and con's of being an RN there.
Any help would be appreciated.