I am planning on moving to Portland next month. I just applied for full time positions this week, as I was hoping to initiate the transition via travel assignment. However, travel no longer an option d/t prolonged time in licensure endorsement. I had initially thought it would be no problem getting an RN job, but now am getting a little nervous after reading some of the threads here.
My disadvantages: relocating from out of state---do Portland hospitals prefer locals? No BSN yet, but am in an RN-BSN program---will this really hurt me? Travel nurse for last 3.5 yrs---may look "flighty" "unreliable", however, most hospitals I did stay 9 mos.
My advantages: 6 yrs critical care-- CV surg, trauma level 1, neurosurg, all transplants, heart device, IABP, CRRT, etc. Super great reference letters.
Looking for advice from full time staff in Portland hospitals....should I reconsider moving until a job completely secure, or it it reasonable to assume I could find employment within a month or two of living there. My savings is pretty beefed up and I wouldn't mind a 1-2 month vacation. Thanks for input!!!