Iowa - RN Pay - page 2

Raised in Iowa for 8 years, moved out to Jersey to live with my wife. Had 2 kids born here before and after a deployment of mine. Gettin sick of expensive city life and want to go back to the midwest... Read More

  1. Visit  Marynochka profile page
    0
    Thank you, Viking!
  2. Get the hottest topics every week!

    Subscribe to our free Nursing Insights newsletter.

  3. Visit  BillieRN profile page
    0
    WOW. I do not live in small town and 2 years experience has me at 20.20. I just love living in the armpit of America! And all the snow just makes me love it more...ok not really.
  4. Visit  Marynochka profile page
    0
    Billie, if you are not tighten to Iowa with any kind of obligations, you might want to think to move to other state (Arizona, for example). Thanks God, I'm here temporary. In 2 years I'm gone! Iowa is not a warm welcoming state for nurses.
  5. Visit  BillieRN profile page
    0
    I have often considered just that but with family here am not sure I want to go anywhere at this time. I leave that option open though.
  6. Visit  stevelord profile page
    0
    Iowa has a low cost of living though...


    In NJ, you make much more...but you won't pocket as much at all, especially if you have insurance in there.

    Extra money spent on gas, sitting in traffic, tolls, highest taxes in nation, etc.

    FYI- Mercy in Des Moines says they pay $20.20 before education and experience are factored in. Anymore details, you have to apply.
  7. Visit  stevelord profile page
    0
    My wife is working full time at Mercy now. 12 years experience net her just under $27/hr. Yuck. I guess they give you a dollar for every 2.
  8. Visit  futureRNtraveler08 profile page
    0
    I'm trying to get out of Iowa. Pay isn't that great. and the small town I live in doesn't really have much to offer. I am looking into travel nursing to see what there is out there. There has to be something more than this.
  9. Visit  RN5000 profile page
    1
    Quote from futureRNtraveler08
    I'm trying to get out of Iowa. Pay isn't that great. and the small town I live in doesn't really have much to offer. I am looking into travel nursing to see what there is out there. There has to be something more than this.

    Sounds like a great idea. I think you will enjoy it.
    futureRNtraveler08 likes this.
  10. Visit  Marynochka profile page
    0
    futurerntraveler08, did you already found travel agency? i am thinking about moving to colorado. but i'm not sure if i will like there. so, my intent is to find nice traveling agency, get assignment in colorado for several month, look around, ect. if i will like being a nurse in co, i can stay there. now i need to find decent travel. agency. any advices are appreciated.
  11. Visit  Marynochka profile page
    0
    Quote from HM2Viking
    check out the VA system.
    I checked VA. It's even worse than regular hospital.
  12. Visit  futureRNtraveler08 profile page
    1
    Quote from marynochka
    futurerntraveler08, did you already found travel agency? i am thinking about moving to colorado. but i'm not sure if i will like there. so, my intent is to find nice traveling agency, get assignment in colorado for several month, look around, ect. if i will like being a nurse in co, i can stay there. now i need to find decent travel. agency. any advices are appreciated.
    i have applied for a couple of agencies. i have talked to a couple of people that have traveled and they recommended these agencies. it doesn't hurt to applied to several because you can negotiate with them all and whichever one gives the best deal. you don't have to go with just one agency and if you apply you don't have to go with them either. i am new to this site so i am figuring how things work. i am not sure if you have access to my email, nut email me if you do and i will let you know some sites that i have gone to.:typing
    Marynochka likes this.
  13. Visit  RN5000 profile page
    2
    Quote from marynochka
    futurerntraveler08, did you already found travel agency? i am thinking about moving to colorado. but i'm not sure if i will like there. so, my intent is to find nice traveling agency, get assignment in colorado for several month, look around, ect. if i will like being a nurse in co, i can stay there. now i need to find decent travel. agency. any advices are appreciated.
    a couple years ago bridge staffing was suggested to me as we had a few travelers in our hospital from there. one of nurse using them said her rep had been very good to her and they took care of their nurses. that was her experience with them.
  14. Visit  stevelord profile page
    0
    Mercy in des moines has a great daycare building right across the street. Its cheaper than other places + the staff there is awesome. My kids (almost 4 and almost 3) love going there.

    Their health insurance rate is pretty good too. Even beats my military rate from the Guard.


Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and find your dream job.

Top