Utah has an overabundance of Nurses. Every Community College, University, Technical Centers, Business Schools
, and now we even have "special"nursing schools to become an RN.
The average job opening will receive over 200 qualified applicants, not to mention all the rest that apply. The facility's know that they hold all the cards, and the pay shows it.
I spoke with a Director at a local University and they stated right now the best way for Utah nurses to get hired is to leave the state. They said they have never seen so many unemployed nurse's, and it may last 3-5-10 years.
On a personal note a friend graduated with a contract that she would be hired by the hospital that helped with her tuition. 2yrs later she was finely hired, rather than be released from her contract.
So don't move to UT.