Hello everyone, well, I have been reading through posts here for a while, trying to find discussions about moving to nyc and such, the thing is I am ready for a change and this past year I visited nyc and loved it. So here I am looking for advice, tips, etc that would help me in this goal of mine. Through reading all the posts I could find I see that most hospitals want a nurse with experience and a BSN. Well, I am not without experience but I am also not with "tons" of experience, here is the story, I have a bachelors degree in another science (Microbilogy) and I have my associates in nursing, I also have over a year of experience from an emergency room where I started as a new grad, and hopefully when I make the move it will be close to 2 years. THe place I work at now is not by any means a trauma center, or a magnet hospital..this is not to say that we dont see crazy things, we are just a small er. I consider myself a smart person, I pick up on things easily, I am friendly, easygoing, dedicated to my goals, have great references, I will also be doing my Masters in nursing (online) by the time I move there, and I am also bilingual.
So, because I am not one of those people who can just get up and move I am making sure to research before I make this move, I have already contacted some traveling agencies and such, but also feel that I could benefit from a longer orientation period if I do get hired at one of the many hospitals up there.
I have also started to research the areas, neighborhoods, rents, etc, amount of money that I could actually spend on rent after taxes (hello roommates!
) to live close to a hospital.
So, I dunno...I am just interested to see what everyone has to say here, which hospitals are willing to "orient" not a brand new nurse but a nurse who comes from a small hospital/emergency room.
I look forward to everyones replies! and maybe I can make some new nurse friends in the city?