I applied to grad schools in NYC, and have gotten a job offer at NYP for the SICU. I don't know what my salary is going to be yet, but I was wondering if anyone knew good, affordable areas that I might be able to rent on a nursing salary?
Mar 4, '13
by Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
Moving to NY Nursing Forum. Congratulations and best of luck with the new job and grad school!
Oh yeah, as far as where to live...most of Manhattan is very expensive: think living in a shoebox for 2-3K/month and that's without utilities. This is particularly true near most of NYP. Some parts of Manhattan are more affordable, but you may end up with a longer commute.
Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx are cheaper but they are definitely a longer commute...though depending on where you live, it may not be too bad.
In your case, forget Staten Island: it is its own isolated world accessible only by car or ferry.
Definitely talk to NYP and see if/what they can hook you up with.
Last edit by Meriwhen on Mar 4, '13