Relocating? Any advice welcome!! - page 2

by BuckyBadgerRN 1,570 Views | 15 Comments

I have a very good friend in NOVA (Mclean to be exact) who is convinced that DH and I should relocate to their area. She talks about how nursing jobs are plentiful (as does her DH, he's a firefighter in NOVA and talks to nurses... Read More


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    Quote from ColleenRN2B
    INOVA of course is the big one that I tend to see the most about, but it looked like the pay wasn't very competative?
    I agree their pay is not very competitive. I found that by driving into D.C. I was able to make $9/hr more. Most of the hospitals in D.C. have nurse's unions, and while the one I work at does not, I feel like the surrounding unions still help to drive up the salary some.
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    what kind of commute are you talking about, ChristineN? Sorry to keep piling on the questions!!
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    Quote from ColleenRN2B
    what kind of commute are you talking about, ChristineN? Sorry to keep piling on the questions!!
    For me, it is only 15 min into the city, but if you are hoping to live in Fairfax County it will be more like 30 min, more if you are working on the MD side of DC (ie near Washington Hospital Center or Children's). With the 7am/7pm start times I feel like I miss most of the traffic, but some nurses that drive farther do feel traffic is worse on nights. If you looked at George Washington you could metro, as Foggy Bottom metro is literally right in front of the hospital
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    Fairfax, Prince William, Arlington are kind of the areas that in our focus right now. Maybe Merrifield, Annandale? The metro sounds appealing as well. SO many decisions, LOL
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    Quote from ColleenRN2B
    Fairfax, Prince William, Arlington are kind of the areas that in our focus right now. Maybe Merrifield, Annandale? The metro sounds appealing as well. SO many decisions, LOL
    What is your nursing background?
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    Sadly, pretty limited to date. ADN, but bridging to BSN. Willing to get certifications on my own to make me more marketable. Right now I do home health, peds vent certified--not my dream job =(


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