I am currently an RN student at a local hospital program in Virginia. It is a wonderful and challenging program. We have no obligation to remain in the area and work for the hospital, however, other options are not presented to us and most of our professors expect us to remain in the area. I have been having a tough time trying to figure out where I want to go and what I want to do when I complete my RN. I am 23 and I would like to move from the area such as Charlotte, NC; Wash. D.C.; Philadelphia, PA; Atlanta, GA;memphis, TN... or perhaps travel. I love cardiac nursing and have yet to complete my peds rotation (I am quite excited, for I love children and I have been told i have a gift with them). I was wondering if anyone can give me some insight on what my options as a RN are. I eventually wish to get my BSN, but I would like to earn some money to pay off school loans, and begin my life. There are many things I am unsure of becuase my school 'takes care' of pretty much everything for us. I have many questions such as: Which areas in the US have the best salaries? Can I travel and choose to work in a specialty? How do I begin travel nursing? Which agency is the best? How does it all work? Can you travel internationally? How are the nursing jobs in different cities?..The list goes on. Any information on what to do and even places to go would be helpful.