I started toying with the thought of looking for New Grad positions in ND too. I thought the lookout would be better than California. I also am willing to live in a completely different place for a chance of scenery and weather too. This could be my chance to start a completely new chapter in my life in a new place! I read your post, tmbeede, and it gave me some hope! Thank you.
I took a look at St. Alexius in Bismarck and did find a new grad position. I would apply now, but I need to apply for the ND RN license first, don't I?
How long will that take, I wonder.
I took a look at one nearby apartment, called Ithica Heights Apartments. Not sure if they are vacant, but the rent looks somewhat affordable: $725 a month for a single-bedroom. Don't know how accurate all of this is though.
I know I've got a lot more research to do. I just think it would be nice to live in a different place sometime.
Argh, I rambled. I'm just a big dreamer.
I do hope I start working soon. I really want to become a working nurse ASAP!