Mixed Messages about the job outlook in Louisiana - page 2

I know this area, esp N.O. is still recovering from Katrina, so I'm aware the job market for nurses is very necessary. But I have been hearing alot of mixed signals about relocating. Some say that... Read More

  1. Visit  night_owl_504 profile page
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    fist of all it doesnt matter if you have a BSN or an Assoc. degree (here in NOLA) They both make xactly the same and at certain hospitals the Charity grads are very saught after b/c of their hands on clinical experience. NOLA needs nurses and i would agree that the pay isnt the best and rent is expenive. I pay $550 for an efficency in Mid-City.
  2. Visit  bigoso profile page
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    Quote from DestinedRN09
    Well, yes I grew up in the Algiers area and the only reason why I would consider living in that area again is because it's home and I have family who still live in that area. Ghetto? I wouldn't go that far because I have seen so much worse.
    I didn't mean to insult by any means....just giving you a heads up if you have not been here recently. I've only been here for about a month, but from what people have told me this is new to Algiers....everything has gotten so expensive here that Algiers is one of the only somewhat reasonably priced areas to live...so alot of the ghetto element gravitated here...or so I'm told. I can tell you this...there is a heavy police presence around here and the other night when I was coming home the police had 5-6 guys laid on the ground in front of my apartment complex. If you feel comfortable here...great...I was just trying to give you a heads up...I'm not some scary suburbanite, I'm a big guy who grew up in the hood, just thought I'd let you know how I see it here now
  3. Visit  DestinedRN09 profile page
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    Quote from bigoso
    I didn't mean to insult by any means....just giving you a heads up if you have not been here recently. I've only been here for about a month, but from what people have told me this is new to Algiers....everything has gotten so expensive here that Algiers is one of the only somewhat reasonably priced areas to live...so alot of the ghetto element gravitated here...or so I'm told. I can tell you this...there is a heavy police presence around here and the other night when I was coming home the police had 5-6 guys laid on the ground in front of my apartment complex. If you feel comfortable here...great...I was just trying to give you a heads up...I'm not some scary suburbanite, I'm a big guy who grew up in the hood, just thought I'd let you know how I see it here now
    Thanks for the heads up, the last time I was there was in November 2007 and things looked the same to me. And family tells me that its crazy expensive. I'm not offended its reality. Thanks again!!
  4. Visit  ttanika profile page
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    Hi,
    How did that work out for you? Did you get to the main campus?
  5. Visit  DestinedRN09 profile page
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    Hey Ttanika,

    Unfortunately, its been very hard to get a job anywhere, esp within the Ochsner system but I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
  6. Visit  Badgeroeh profile page
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    Quote from NewbieEDRN
    Salaries for new grads aren't any higher than most hospitals in the South. The most you'll probably get is $24/hr base pay plus shift/weekend diffs. Cost of living DEFINITLEY trumps salary. My rent for a 2 bd apt. is $1000 and that's a BARGAIN here. Everything is so ridiculously expensive here. Sales tax is almost 10%. 30% of my check is eaten up by taxes and benefits. Can't wait to get out of N.O. I know I sound negative....just venting.


    Hey
    well, I graduated Vanderbilt's Program in Nashville, TN coming in May and if I work in their Nurse exterm/ Summer Residency Program, the ONLY way to get hired there or anywhere as a NEW RN here, and the pay is 12.00. give or take .50
    Consider 26.00 to be extremely Lucrative.
    Badger

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