I mentioned this in another post...but if you are going to apply before moving you nmight have a hard time finding anything. I know you posted this awhile ago, so update us if you found anything or moved. In my experience when I lived in another state, even with strong resume, references, etc I cuold not find a job in the state I wanted to relocate to. In my opinion, I think the nursing market is incredibly competitive. Everyone went to nursing school
during the recession because they wanted a "recession proof job"...they didnt realize that hospitals have bottom lines and can't keep excess staff even though they have the patient load for it. Either way, even though nursing might not be AS competitive as some other professions in this economy, you still have to do the rigamarole of resume, cover letter, application, wait wait wait wait......interview...wait some more etc. It takes time.
Could also try payscale.com for your info. Generally people don't list salary info because they would be legally obligated to offer that. Hospitals even if they are not for profit still have to "make money" so they won't put stuff in stone generally unless they have to, ie government which is federally funded.