I am an AD prepared nurse w/ close to 7 yrs experience in med/oncology/tele/surgical etc. I am thinking about moving to Nashville, which is closer to where my family lives. I have worked as a traveler for several different teaching hospitals. Currently working as full time charge RN for a med/tele floor in WA state. Make close to 40$/hr after shift diffs. Wondering what the pay scale for someone with my exp. would be at Vanderbilt in Nashville in the med-surg area. I have read 18-19$/hr for new grads in other threads, which is not encouraging at all. Also, I am wondering what the average nurse to patient ratio is at Vandy for M/S. I am actually more worried about this than pay, as I have done 1:10 before in Indiana, and it was horrible. It is usually 1:4 or 1:5 for M/S in western Washington. Any input about Vandy or nearby hospitals would be very helpful.