Considering a move to Nashville

  1. I am an ER nurse with 2 years experience and I am considering moving to Nashville. What is the pay like? Which hospitals should I apply to or avoid? What's the cost of living like? Any answers will help! =)
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   willdgate
    I heard Vanderbilt has a high turnover rate, I would work in a smaller hospital.
  4. by   babykay
    Hi all, I just relocated to Tennessee and took the NCLEX. Any has any idea how long it takes to get the results/license
  5. by   Haunted
    I just contacted the Board for a status on my license/permit here. I completed the application and fingerprinting about 2 weeks ago and I was told that they usually respond in 4 weeks. I'm not crazy about the area so far but hopefully that will change once I am working, in the meantime I walk my dog A LOT!!!!!!!!!
  6. by   meandragonbrett
    Everbody I know that works with Vandy loves it.
  7. by   chuckd
    Cost of living is pretty low, though it depends on where you live. With the Belle Meade-iness spreading out and the widespread gentrification going on, housing prices are going up like mad. To have what might be considered a decent house in Nashville or the closest burbs is pretty unlikely on a nurses salary, and impossible in green hills or belle meade. A condo would be doable. Going out drinking and whatnot is cheap by New York or similar standards.
    Last edit by chuckd on Jan 24, '07
  8. by   babykay
    Thank you chuckd, I got your reply. Can you recommend any good nursing homes that I can start with

    Quote from chuckd
    Cost of living is pretty low, though it depends on where you live. With the Belle Meade-iness spreading out and the widespread gentrification going on, housing prices are going up like mad. To have what might be considered a decent house in Nashville or the closest burbs is pretty unlikely on a nurses salary, and impossible in green hills or belle meade. A condo would be doable. Going out drinking and whatnot is cheap by New York or similar standards.

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