Dreaming of a nursing career in a warmer climate...guess what, they're hiring!

  1. It's gloomy and cold in the Northeast today. I'm about to start prereqs for nursing school and I can't wait for the day when I'm finally a nurse and can go (mostly) anywhere and have a job. (Today's CNN article aside) I just googled Key West +Nursing Jobs and found this posting:

    Nurses - RN and LPN - Key West, FL

    Key West, FL

    Posted Yesterday in Healthcare

    Apply Now



    BONUSES ARE BEING OFFERED

    Key West Health and Rehabilitation is searching for dynamic and energetic nurses--RN and LPN--to fill positions for all shifts.

    Qualified applicants will possess a valid Florida RN or LPN license.

    Full-time, part-time and PRN opportunities available. Full-time employees are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, to include a PTO style time off program, 401k match, shift differentials and holiday pay.

    EOE / AA - Drug Free Workplace - Criminal Background Check Required / e-Verification


    About Key West Health and Rehabilitation:

    120 bed skilled nursing facility located in Key West, FL

    From Simply Hired dot com
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   melizerd
    I'll be done with school in December and I'm always dreaming of warmer weather from the sub zero Wisconsin weather we're currently having!
  4. by   x_factor
    Shortage of nursing jobs and the difficulty for new grads really depends on the area. It is not difficult for new grads everywhere, it depends on the location. Where I live, new grads (both ADN and BSN) are able to find jobs realtively easily, and many have jobs lined up by the time they graduate.
  5. by   Flnolegirl
    I was born and raised in K.W. it is not difficult to get a job there just keep in mind the cost of living is very expensive and you will be working just to pay rent. The school system is way behind so if you want your kids to get a good education K.W. is not the place. Good Luck don't mean to step on anyones toes just giving you a couple of facts.
  6. by   DoeRN
    Love Key West. I want to retire there.

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  7. by   Starfish2012
    Good points. Thanks for the info!
  8. by   elkpark
    Quote from DoeRN
    Love Key West. I want to retire there.

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    It's a great town. Retiring there (with plenty of $$$) is great. Trying to be a regular working person there is not. The lower islands are extremely expensive, which means a long commute from affordable housing to a job in Key West (my parents lived in the Keys for a number of years).
  9. by   Starfish2012
    Hi x_factor, whereabouts do you live? If you don't mind sharing
  10. by   x_factor
    Quote from Starfish2012
    Hi x_factor, whereabouts do you live? If you don't mind sharing
    In Louisiana. Some areas in Louisiana do have mild difficulty in hiring (New Orleans area may take a while, but New Orleans has struggled since the hurricanes), but further up, especially around the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas, grads are able to find jobs fairly easily.
  11. by   double_minority
    Quote from Starfish2012
    Hi x_factor, whereabouts do you live? If you don't mind sharing
    I was just gonna ask this too :-)
  12. by   double_minority
    Quote from x_factor

    In Louisiana. Some areas in Louisiana do have mild difficulty in hiring (New Orleans area may take a while, but New Orleans has struggled since the hurricanes), but further up, especially around the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas, grads are able to find jobs fairly easily.
    We posted at the same time :-) Thank you for the info
  13. by   Esme12
    The CNN article is real......just because the jobs are posted doesn't mean they are hiring new grads. First Year After Nursing Licensure there is no nursing shortage....Google Search Results for nursing shortage esme

    While nursing remains a good profession the days of naming your job are gone...at least for now. The bad economy has affected all job markets. When there are 1000 applicants for 10 new grads positions.....it is a problem.

    Praemonitus praemunitus or forewarned is forearmed I wish you the best on your nursing journey.
  14. by   DoeRN
    Quote from elkpark

    It's a great town. Retiring there (with plenty of $$$) is great. Trying to be a regular working person there is not. The lower islands are extremely expensive, which means a long commute from affordable housing to a job in Key West (my parents lived in the Keys for a number of years).
    Oh trust me I've already researched the housing prices and cost of living. If I keep on tract I can sell some property that I have now and buy down there. I fell in love with Key West. How long did you live there?

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