I am new to this board, as far as posting. I usually read this daily! Addictive site! I am currently an RN in Oct, a year now, and in my Bachelor's to be done in 5 months. I am in Lee County Florida and making $21.50/hour and just found out our hospital system is going on a wage freeze and benefits will be going up. Cost of living is way up as well. Salary stays the same. I am looking to move. I have no opportunity to get into an internship into the ICU right now and that is what I need. Critical care experience and I need to get in asap. My goal is CRNA. I am currently an RN on a busy Med Surg Tele unit and 6:1 ratio. It's busy. I have a 5 year old and I am looking for the best state to move to. Anyone have info on what you get paid and what state you live in, if you have done research in this area before and can enlighten me on what else is out there...I'm looking to move where it is a good place to raise a child, the most an hour I can get as an RN, if anyone knows if there are any ICU internships, or where they may pay relocation costs and sign on bonuses.
Im willing to try anywhere. It's time to move on for us.
Thank you SO much in advance for your time and answering.