I need some advice about moving from Maryland to New York as a new nurse. I graduate soon from University of Maryland with a Masters of Science in Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL). To clarify because so many people are confused about this, I am a new nurse I have no clinical experience as an RN. Maryland has a special program for people with undergraduate degrees in another field looking to go back to school to be a nurse. I have worked as a student nurse in the Neuro Intermediate Care Unit and in the Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit/Intensive Care Unit. All of my clinicals were completed at Johns Hopkins or at University of Maryland's Medical System (the hospital with the infamous "Shock Trauma").
I am interested in working in Brooklyn, hopefully in PEDS or NICU since that is where most of my experience is. I would really appreciate it if someone could help me with a couple questions I have...
Does anyone know the names of some hospitals in NY (Brooklyn/ Manhattan) with great pediatric units?
Does anyone know if I can start applying for jobs before I take the NCLEX in the state of NY?
Does anyone know the starting salary for a new RN (only student nurse experience) with a masters of science in Clinical Nurse Leadership?
Please help if you have the time. As you can imagine, most of my instructors are bias and think moving away from NY is slightly insane since maryland has some of the best hospitals in the nation. I really need some help!