I'm a native New Yorker (lived on the Island and in Westchester) who has been stuck living in FL for the past 10 years. I'll be in NY this summer, mostly to see family, but while I'm there I'd like to look at places to live next year. I'll be a brand-new BSN with no experience in July 2014. I've been walking the streets of many cities through googlemaps and looking for safe cities with citydata, but I'm having a hard time finding areas that I can afford on a singe nurse's salary that are safe (not to mention I'd need to get hired there, too!) Albany sound good, with new nurse jobs and decent pay, but it doesn't look like the safest place in the world.
I'm willing to live as far south as Virginia and as north as Vermont if I can't find what I'm looking for in NY, but I really want to come home.
Jun 23, '13
I currently live in Elmira, New York (do not recommend) but it is close to Painted Post and Corning, which are both very nice areas and have a pretty high demand for nurses. There are a lot of hospitals around me. The average salary of a registered nurse here, according to Indeed's website, is $79,000.
Good luck! I hope this helps some.
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