Memphis, TN. They need RNs.
Also, they make more than $22-28/hr?
The prison nurses alone make $35/hr
My mom, BSN for 24 years starting MSN program, made $61/hr at the Med.
I think the average for new graduates is $26-28/hr but otherwise the pay is much higher.
And cost of living is pretty decent, especially with all the surrounding cities.
I live in Southaven,MS and to commute to downtown Memphis takes 15 min from my doorstep to clocking in with morning traffic.
I pay $662/mon rent for 2 bedroom 2 bath. $140 utilities. $13 water.
Living in the city itself is slightly more expensive because of the MLGW bill. They'll fool you with cheap rent but MLGW usually adds $200-$500/month which is why I choose to live in Southaven.
Anyways, that's the info I can provide from my residence.
And yes, an RN is in high demand.
The only difficult place to get hired is Lebonheur or St.Jude..
but the MED, Baptist, Methodist, St. Francis as well as private hospitals are ALWAYS hiring.
Then there are tons of medical office chains like Memphis Neurology who have offices all over mid-south area.
Then there are tons of rehabilitation clinics, etc.
SO.. plenty of job opportunities, decent pay, and lower cost of living.
That's Memphis, TN for you.