Hello, my husband and I are seriously contemplating relocating from Portland, Oregon to the Hudson Valley area. I am an ED RN with 2 years of experience. I have my BSN, ACLS, and PALS. I went through the Versant Residency Program for New Graduates. I am trilingual, have a MA in Philosophy and another BA in German Language and Literature. I love the fast paced and challenging nature of Emergency Nursing and want to work in an ED that is notorious for team work and camaraderie.
We looked at Albany and now are looking at Poughkeepsie as possible places to live. I am curious as to the salary for ED RNs in that area. I understand that cost of living is lower than here in Portland, but are there some hospitals that have a more competitive pay rate than others? From what I keep on finding out, pay is between $20 to $28/hour. Weekend and eve/noc differential add some more, plus years of experience, but not too drastically.
Any ideas, suggestions, pointers?
Thanks in advance!