Real Life in NYC - page 5

I have some questions for all the NYC nurses out there, as I wish to relocate there someday (i.e., approx 2 years or so): 1. Do you love living in NYC? Why or why not? 2. Any hospitals there... Read More

  1. by   cammy429
    Quote from jellie22
    Thanks Cammy.
    May I ask where you work? Sounds like a great hospital!
    I work at New York Presbyterian- Weill Cornell.

    Don't get me wrong I do have my gripes with the hospital but overall it is a very good place to work.
  2. by   caroladybelle
    Cool, I worked there for an assignment, it was awesome.
  3. by   tinderbox
    Quote from cammy429
    I know that this is an old post but you should def do a travel assignment because the cost of living in NY is ridiculous. I live at home and I still have problems saving.... And I don't squander my money either. Being a travel nurse is good because it pays you more than the hospital normally would and you also get free FURNISHED housing or a housing subsidy (which I have heard is $2500 a month). I know starting salary where I work is 62k a year or 68k with shift-dif. and we are about to get a salary increase to where we would be the highest paid hospital in NY because we are rated #1 in NY by US world and News (for whatever thats worth).

    I would definitely recommend cross country also because they are in all the big hospitals the travelers that come to the floor love it. They say the pay is great and we use an ALL computerized documentation system which makes life so much easier.

    NYC is not all glitz and glamour. Good luck I do think it will be to your benefit though to do a travel assignment and see how you like it first.
    Thanks Cammy!
    I have heard excellent things about NY Presbyterian. I am considering all my options right now. The only thing that I am sure of is that one way or another, I want very badly to have the NYC experience and not just as a tourist.

    Thank you for your suggestions and, trust me, I'm taking in everyone's advice and opinions. :O)
  4. by   tinderbox
    Quote from caroladybelle
    Cool, I worked there for an assignment, it was awesome.
    Was it through Cross Country? Sorry if I've asked you that before.. I'm having trouble keeping all the posts and posters straight! Haha. Were long-term contracts available?
  5. by   SarasotaRN2b
    Quote from tinderbox
    Was it through Cross Country? Sorry if I've asked you that before.. I'm having trouble keeping all the posts and posters straight! Haha. Were long-term contracts available?
    Hey Tinderbox,

    NY Presbyterian (sp?) is one of the hospitals that Cross Country has as a showcase hospital. While I can understand your wanting to go now versus waiting (totally understand!), as a traveler you'll also get a housing allowance which will help. I think that it is a great way to get yourself on the scene.

    I'm going to have to wait until May 2008 (got to get through nursing school first, LOL!) but next summer when I have a break, I'm planning on applying for a summer internship at Mt. Sinai and I'm also going to apply for one of their senior scholarships with a two year stint required.

    Kris
  6. by   elizabells
    I just have to add that Cornell has the BEST cafeteria. Seriously. Try the pesto pasta salad. I miss it terribly....
  7. by   GrnHonu99
    Quote from elizabells
    I just have to add that Cornell has the BEST cafeteria. Seriously. Try the pesto pasta salad. I miss it terribly....

    im sold!

    seriously though im getting even more anxious to go to NYC now.....eliza, how long have you lived in the city, are you originally from NYC?
  8. by   cammy429
    I work nights so the caf is never open. When I worked days I dont remember it being that great and it was really expensive. I personally prefer to eat at MSK (Sloan) across the street. They stay open late, the food is really good and you can't beat the price.

    Quote from elizabells
    I just have to add that Cornell has the BEST cafeteria. Seriously. Try the pesto pasta salad. I miss it terribly....
  9. by   elizabells
    Quote from ELKMNin06
    im sold!

    seriously though im getting even more anxious to go to NYC now.....eliza, how long have you lived in the city, are you originally from NYC?
    I've been here since June, and I grew up in northern California - but most of my family is here in NYC, so I've visited avg yearly my whole life. If you're from somewhere that's cold, I'm sure it's fine. But where I come from, temps below 30 are a frickin event, so it's been a little tough to adjust.
  10. by   NurseLatteDNP
    Which is the best area to move to if you have a family? I want to move to NYC next year (after I graduate), and I have a husband and a 3 yr old daughter. Are there places that are better suited for families with young children?
  11. by   NaomieRN
    I used to live in Brooklyn. I volunteered at Lenox Hill Hospital. It is a very good hospital. The pay is $41/Days and $45/Nights. The start salary $64,000 per year for a graduate RN. Good Luck to you.
    http://www.lenoxhillhospital.org/
    Last edit by NaomieRN on Feb 10, '06
  12. by   NurseJacqui
    You only live once...you will regret it if you don't go. I am going in April and I hope to stay permanently.
  13. by   NewYorkCityRN
    :roll Hello Tinderobx. I am an RN in NYC. I do "local travel" for a company called Access Nursing Services. They set me up with 13 week contracts at some of Manhattan's best hospitals. (Lenox Hill, Columbia, Hospital for Joint Diseases, Mt. Sinai) I think you need to have at least a year and a half to two years experience, but don't quote me on that. Check them out when you have time.
    Good luck in NYC!

    P.S. Dating is fun in NYC!
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jun 28, '06

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