Moving Missouri to Boston, MA. Do you need BSN to work at most major hospitals there
- 0Dec 19, '12 by Orangeman4I'm moving in abouta year and a half from small town in Missouri to Boston, MA. Can someone tell me what most major hospitals require as a nurse. LPN? RN? Or BSN? What is the average salary of a starting RN on a Med Surg floor in a major hospital in the area. Any living recommendations that are close by any of those hospitals? Do they offer many incentives or contracts to sign with them?
- 1Dec 26, '12 by EmmaZ06It is pretty competitive here. I don't want to say it is impossible to work in a hospital without a BSN, but it will definitely be a challenge. I know a few hospitals that won't even look at you without a BSN. Do you have experience? If you do that will be a big help, if not you will have a difficult time getting into a hospital (LTC and home care are a different story).
- 1Dec 26, '12 by HDFXDWGRNI believe new grad RNs are required to have a BSN my most, if not all of the Boston area hospitals. The Boston RN market is saturated and it is very unlikely you will find any kind of sign-on bonus, relocation assistance, etc. Since you have a year and a half, lots could change but I doubt it. If you want to live anywhere near Boston proper, count on paying a lot to live, park a car, etc. I've travelled around nursing for four years, if you have specific questions, feel free to PM me.
- 0Quote from HDFXDWGRNYes, well that is why I was asking you. I cannot find work here in South Florida, so I have been contemplating looking in Tampa or further up, but have not clue where is the best hospital to even try.Never in FL, I've heard far more bad stories than good ones about the poor staffing there.
- 0Dec 28, '12 by HDFXDWGRNQuote from SENSUALBLISSINFLGeorgetown University Hospital in DC was a great place to work if you want to go that far north.Yes, well that is why I was asking you. I cannot find work here in South Florida, so I have been contemplating looking in Tampa or further up, but have not clue where is the best hospital to even try.
- 0Dec 29, '12 by NewbieNeedsHelpIf you don't have a BSN I bet money that not a single hospital in the actual city of Boston will hire you.... If you don't have a BSN you will have a very very difficult time finding employment in the surrounding hospitals outside of the city too... But there is a small chance, and you must enroll within a certain time frame in a BSN program to be employed with an associates.
If you have an LPN good luck. You might be able to work in a doc office? Maybe... But def not a floor or any sort of speciality.
A year and a half might as well be no experience here.... Just being honest really..
My suggestion is apply to small community hospitals in a 20 to 40 mile radius outside of the city... Apply for everything and don't be picky.
Good luck!!!! Saturate that market with apps! Don't get discouraged. It's hard out there
- 0Jan 9, '13 by Orangeman4Thank you for all input - it's all great whether you think it is good or bad. I'm doing a lot of planning being a single father with two kiddies. Making sure I have it all figured out before I make the move. Basically, I am wanting to continue on in school, hopefully med school but I'm needing to make about $105,000/ year with RN or BSN to get where I want to be. I know the schools are great out there and I want to be apart of it.. I hope to continue to keep getting feedback. Thank You all.