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I am curious, are there any hospitals there that have a weekend option? I have only worked ER and have been there for 5+ years now. I will be finishing my BSN (I'm a diploma RN). The weekend rate here is $29.50 (plus night $4, plus weekend $8). Can I dream of a job that will pay anything close to that, working off shifts still.
I've read through the last post about Virginia Beach nurses and was a little bit disappointed at the pay rate listed. The cost of living in Hampton Roads area has to be more than there than here (5bed/3.5br 4000+ soft. homes with good schools $250K). The starting pay for a new grad here is now $22.
Hi, Im an RN in VA Beach. I agree that the pay rate here is quite low. There is a large military population here so people are transient. Sentara Healthcare is the biggest game in Hampton Roads and the pay is not competitive. The night shift pays $4/hr and I think weekend diff is $1(?). There are other hospitals in the area, but the only one I would even consider is Chesapeake General. They pay more, it's in a nice area and I know a few RN's that work there and are pretty happy. I would look into those two.
You most definitely will not find a 4000sqft house here for $250K. Real estate is not cheap here by any means. The area I'm renting a house in has very good schools but I would say the houses here start over $300K.
You may want to check out Richmond and the surrounding areas, pay is better north of here. Richmond may have 'appropriate cost of living' . Williamsburg/Yorktown/Jamestown are all Beautiful and very expensive.
Hope this helps.