Hi all! I'm about to graduate with my associate degree in May 2010. I'll likely stay at my current location, but am thinking of moving to the Springfield area. I'm curious about what hospitals are located in the area, how much their base pay is, how much shift differential is, how their new graduate orientation is, what nurse-to-patient ratio is, and how people overall like working there. I've been on medical floor for 3 years as an LPN and would possibly like to try something a little different. Any thoughts on fun areas to try for a new grad?