Quote from bonemarrowrn
back in the day when there wasn't a shortage (when i graduated) there were many hospitals who only took bsn. i know nyu was one of them. i'm sure they all 'prefer' a bsn. but i know columbia has taken adn nurses (i worked there). that would not deter me from applying to any hospital, not these days anyway.
from oregon to nyc
small town vs a huge city
the capital of the world, where the city never sleeps
i want to wish you the best of luck
jobs are not going to be a problem, plenty of hospitals some less than a mile apart.
columbia, mount sinai, nyu, hospital for special surgery, are excellent hospitals,and prefer to hire bsn nurses, most of their clients are wealthy affluent and the elite and will hire a bsn over an adn. mount sinai just acheive magnet status.
salary starts in the low to mid 60.000/ yr, excellent benefits, 20 to 23 vacation days, along with sick time and annual time. along with a union.
cost of living is outrageous, that sounds like a lot of money, but depending on your life style you can be pretty much living from pay check to pay check. a decent studio apartment can cost you at least a $1000.00/month or more in midtown manhattan. and if a broker find you this apt you will have to pay them whatever the apt cost for a month, along with 1 month rent and 1 month security.($3000.00)
second option maybe to opt to live in the surrounding boroughs, in brooklyn, queens, stay away from the bronx, and stay closer to the downtown brooklyn area, expensive, but larger rooms for your money. they are also great hospitals in brooklyn. pays about the same as manhattan, and public transportation is the best in the country.
i have live in ny for the last 16 years, a great city, but i also have grown to hate it. people are rude, and not friendly. the streets are filthy the roads in a lot of areas have large pot holes, and crime is rampant, you have to always watch your back, be aware who is getting on the elevator with you, always be on the lookout for the con-artist. i am going to be relocating next month to atlanta. any more queries about this city let me know. its a great city but the cost of living here is not worth it.