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- by premern Jul 2, '03Hello I was wondering if any of you Californians know of any current NICU/Special Care Nursery positions in the Hemet/Murrieta , San Diego, Rancho Cucamonga area. I am wanting to move out there from here in Kansas. I have been a R.N. for 2 1/2 years working in a Special Care nursery now in the NICU. I have been looking on line but not finding the right hospitals or cant find anything?? Also wondering about wages for a R.N. with 2 1/2 years experience and approx 1 year student nurse experience? I prefer 3rd shift 7p-7a. I want to relocate to be closer to all my family in the Hemet/ Murietta area. Any suggestions would greatly appreciated!! Thanks Racquel
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- Jul 3, '03 by NurseAmyIf I were you I would seriously consider taking a travel nurse position to get where you want to go. There is a lot of money to be made traveling in California, plus if you use a good company, they will reimburse your license cost, give you travel money, plus find you a free private apartment and pay utilities except phone. That way you are only commited for the length of your contract if you hate the place.
Traveling is wonderful. If nurses new how great it was, no one would stay a staff nurse
There are some good companies around. PPR is mine, and Vanessa Donaldson is my recruiter. HRN is great, RN Network, Bridge Staffing, and there are plenty more. Check over on delphiforums at the Travel Nurse and Therapists message board.
- Jul 3, '03 by fergus51Just curious Amy,
How much do you make travelling? And do the recruiters or the hospital find you a place to live and would dogs be allowed?
- Jul 4, '03 by NurseAmyYour travel company finds your housing or you can elect to take a subsidy and find your own. Lots of travelers take their pets, so dogs wouldn't really be a problem. But you may have to pay your pet deposit at your apartment.
As far as how much travel nurses make, that really varies with the area of the country, the speciality, and travel company you work for and their benefits. But you can do so much better tax wise by traveling, plus get to see places on someone else's dime. I believe most travel nurses are making mid-20 to mid-30 dollars per hour- again, that really depends on the area of the country. California and New England pay more than the Southeastern part of the country.
Hope this helps some, and feel free to PM me if you have more questions
- Jul 4, '03 by fergus51Thanks Amy. I was thinking about doing this in a year or so to save some money to go back to school. California would be nice... No SARS, no real winter.....sigh....