What are the best major cities in the USA for nursing students and registered nurses? I plan to get my CNA degree this summer; in the fall, I want to move to a big city, where I will probably work as a CNA for a year before applying to RN programs. My ideal locations would by NYC, San Francisco, and Boston...so basically, the most overcrowded and expensive cities in the country
(Impractical I know, but...I'm 20. Isn't this the time in my life when I'm supposed to be impractical?)
So my questions are these:
1) In which cities is it possible to reasonably survive for a year or more on a CNA salary?
2) Which cities have the best job opportunities?
3) Which cities offer the best salaries for registered nurses/CNAs?
Any other advice would be great as well! Thanks, -NR