Moving to Cincinnati-info wanted

  1. We are hoping to move to Cincinnati after finishing my ADN program in MD. I have an opportunity to stay here an additional year and finish my RN to BSN. We would really rather not stay here for many reasons. Ideally, we would move and I would work for a year or so and then attend UC p/t for RN to BSN/MSN. My questions are:

    Will I have a difficult time securing a hospital job with an ADN? Would I have more leverage if I stayed and completed the BSN before moving?

    Re; taking NCLEX. Should I take it here or take it in Ohio when we arrive? I know I can check the hospitals and BON, but just thought I would ask while I am at it.

    All opinions welcome!
    Thank you!
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   CINCINNATIKID
    I would take my boards where you live at now, simply because I believe in order to take boards you have to graduate from a school in that state. Then have your licensed transferred. Its called licensed by endorsement. You will then be able to continue on, once you have your ohio licensed and have moved here. You will have no trouble finding a job here. There are 9-10 major hospitals here that I can think of off the top of my head, and they are all hiring RNs. May I suggest looking on www.careerbuilder.com or going to www.cincinnatibellyellowpages.com and looking up all the hospitals here, then going to their individual websites, to see what positions they are hiring for. It will also give you an idea of what the payscale is too. Hope it helps.
  4. by   tonyaj78
    I agree. RN jobs are plentiful here. You wont have any problems finding a job.:spin:
  5. by   clhRN2b2010
    Thanks to both of you. I wonder if anyone can speak to what hospitals are particularly supportive of continueing education? not simply with tuition reimbursement, but really supportive?
  6. by   PurifyMe
    Well, as for as supportive hospitals...UC Hospital a Health Alliance hospital facility, (universityhospitalcincinnati.com) that is connected with the Univ of Cincinnati is a Large teaching facility and I know they promote continuing education. I'm sure most of the others do, but I know of that one for sure as I am a Nursing student at the Univ of Cincy. They always seem to have some sort of incentive to complete further education. Try Good Samaritan Hospital (Trihealth.com), or even the Mercy Health System.

    Good Luck,
    Pure
    Last edit by PurifyMe on Nov 16, '07
  7. by   VinoLover2030
    I personally know that you do NOT have to take boards where you are living. Once you finish your program you can take your NCLEX anywhere in the US . I work for Mercy but am looking into other hospitals for more experience with critical care
  8. by   meandragonbrett
    Once you pass and get your ATT, you can sit for boards in any state for any state (i.e. you can take boards for Tennessee in Cali. Or boards for FL in Texas).
  9. by   SynRN
    I can say that University Hospital is in the union so you will pay union dues and the starting pay is awful. A lot of RNs are leaving the alliance and going to other hospitals. I would look into the Mercy hospitals, VA, Christ Hospital, Trihealth or possibly Children's. University Hospital is part of the Health Alliance and they don't offer any perks like the other hospitals. Trihealth offers a $4000 sign on bonus and so do all the others but University only offers it if you go into their critical care internship. Also The Christ Hospital is no longer with the Health Alliance and their job opps can be seen on careerbuilders.com or their own personal web site. I myself have interviewed for VA because they have excellent perks and benefits...just waiting for an answer. I been working for American Nursing Care since I graduated and the $$$ is good. So just check out all your options and call the recruiters and ask them about sign on bonuses, incentive bonuses, pay scales etc.
  10. by   nursin4ever
    If you are planning to attend U.C., I would check into working at University Hospital. I know when I worked there 16 years ago as a Medical Assistant, the tuition reimbursement made it worth the hourly wage not being so wonderful
  11. by   IngyRN
    My fiance and I will be moving to Cincinatti area in July 08. I have been a nurse for ~9years. However, I have been out of the clinical setting for ~6 years as a hospital casemanager. Any suggestions on places to live/ work. My fiance has heard about Hyde Park- any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
  12. by   PurifyMe
    Hi Ingy,

    It really depends on the type of area you are looking for, urban or suburban close to stores, malls etc. What type of nuring you are looking into to direct you to the best hospitals for that specialty. Hyde Park is in the middle of the city, near I-71 and the Norwood Lateral. No hospitals in the immediate area, but not too far from (going south) Good Sam, UC, Deaconess, Children's Christ and going north Jewish or Bethesda North. I like Hyde Park, but it's not my favorite neighborhood, slightly overated IMO, and pricey,you can getthe same house for 100,000 less in another area, but nice all the same. Hope this helps.

    Pure
  13. by   IngyRN
    Quote from PurifyMe
    Hi Ingy,

    It really depends on the type of area you are looking for, urban or suburban close to stores, malls etc. What type of nuring you are looking into to direct you to the best hospitals for that specialty. Hyde Park is in the middle of the city, near I-71 and the Norwood Lateral. No hospitals in the immediate area, but not too far from (going south) Good Sam, UC, Deaconess, Children's Christ and going north Jewish or Bethesda North. I like Hyde Park, but it's not my favorite neighborhood, slightly overated IMO, and pricey,you can getthe same house for 100,000 less in another area, but nice all the same. Hope this helps.

    Pure
    Thanks for your reply. Sorry for not giving specifics. Actually I will only be in Ohio for 1 year-so I will be renting. what do you dislike about Hyde park?? I have been doing hospital casemanagement x4years on a surgical oncology unit. However, I am looking into returning to bedside. If that's not feasible then I will cont w/case nmanagement.
  14. by   PurifyMe
    There's nothing wrong with Hyde Park, and I don't want to give the impression that it is, It's very nice, centrally located, and family/community oriented, just not my favorite neighborhood. You may really like it. it's just become very crowded.
    One of the best grocerie stores (Kroger) is there, but alot of times it's hard getting in and out because of all the people. Other than that, it's just an expensive to live inthe area again, IMO. Check it out. You may really like it. Here's a link to the apartments in the area:
    http://www.rent.com/search/results/i...0000134&page=0

    Pure

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