relocating to virginina beach

  1. 0 Hello everyone I am in NY and planning on relocating to Virginina Beach within the next 3 months. I come from a big teaching hospital in NY and I wanted to know what hospitals in the Virginina Beach area would offfer a similar working environment for myself. I am currently a staff nurse in the Emergency Room and I have worked in Mother/Baby including Newborn Nursery. I found information on Sentara and Bon Secours. Does anyone know anything about the two healthcare facilities? I am looking to attend Graduate School in August/September of this year at Old Dominion and want to make sure I get a good job with a good salary including good tuition reimbursment. I also made contact with a nurse who gave me some information on correctional/prison nursing. Does anyone know anything about this, including the salary? I know I have alot of questions, but I have to make sure I cover everything. One last question, there are a million nursing agencies here in NY, does anyone know a really good agency where you can pick up extra shifts at a good hourly rate? Thank you and I apologize for all the questions.
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  4. Visit  heatherbless profile page
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    Hello everyone I am in NY and planning on relocating to Virginina Beach within the next 3 months. I come from a big teaching hospital in NY and I wanted to know what hospitals in the Virginina Beach area would offfer a similar working environment for myself. I am currently a staff nurse in the Emergency Room and I have worked in Mother/Baby including Newborn Nursery. I found information on Sentara and Bon Secours. Does anyone know anything about the two healthcare facilities? I am looking to attend Graduate School in August/September of this year at Old Dominion and want to make sure I get a good job with a good salary including good tuition reimbursment. I also made contact with a nurse who gave me some information on correctional/prison nursing. Does anyone know anything about this, including the salary? I know I have alot of questions, but I have to make sure I cover everything. One last question, there are a million nursing agencies here in NY, does anyone know a really good agency where you can pick up extra shifts at a good hourly rate? Thank you and I apologize for all the questions.
    I am getting my BSN in virginia beach and I have heard great things about sentara--good luck and hope you like the area. I love it! best, heather/
  5. Visit  renerian profile page
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    I wish I knew the pay rates there but wow I wish I could come with you! LOL. I loved V beach.

    renerian
  6. Visit  kimmicoobug profile page
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    So much to do in Virginia, as I grew up in that area. Thought a few times of relocating to VA, as well.
  7. Visit  NurseRatchet26 profile page
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    Hi there! Welcome to Virginia. I live in Va Beach also. You are going to like the weather so much more here. (other than the occasional hurricane scare). winters are so mild. If it snows 2 inches everything shuts down, its funny. If you want to check out pay and such, check out these sites:
    http://www.sentara.com/employment/
    I did my LPN clinicals at Sentara Norfolk, I liked it there. When I get my RN I may seek employment there myself. There is also Childrens hospital Right next to it, they actually have a connecting corridor.
    http://www.chkd.org/job_opp/job_or.asp
    That is their site if you are at all interested in PEDS.
    For job and General info on the area, go to
    www.hamptonroads.com
    www.pilotonline.com (the local newspaper lists a lot of jobs, a lot of agencies post with them)
    Hope this helps. If you have any more questions just ask.
  8. Visit  dazedandconfused profile page
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    I loved living in Va Beach. The salary was not great , but cost of living was lower. I moved back to Northern Va to be near family, but would go back in a heart beat. As Tammy hinted Sentara is the big healthcare provider with connection to EVMS and CHKD. Trauma 1 is Norfolk General with Va Beach General a level 2. Just really depends where you want to live and if you want to drive at which hospital to choose. Good Luck.
  9. Visit  FLOBRN profile page
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    I have just been offered a position at Va Beach Gnrl....$23.04/hr for L&D. Have 20 years experience. Is this good, bad or indifferent?

    Thanks
  10. Visit  MCO Nurse profile page
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    I just wanted to add the link for Eastern Virginia Medical School.

    Good luck!!

    http://www.evms.edu

    Sherry
  11. Visit  Marie_LPN, RN profile page
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    If things go well in the personal dept. i might wind up in the Hampton Roads area
  12. Visit  andreaJ profile page
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    What school are you attending to get your BSN. [QUOTE=heatherbless]

    I am getting my BSN in virginia beach and I have heard great things about sentara--good luck and hope you like the area. I love it! best, heather/
  13. Visit  andreaJ profile page
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    I am really interested in moving to VA beach and I would like to reside by the beach. I'm curious as to what a one bedroom apartment, condo, or whatever is going to cost me by the water. Also does nayone know if they accept housing vouchers (public housing assistance, section 8......)
  14. Visit  andreaJ profile page
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    Also where would be a great place to start searching online for a place to live online in VA beach
  15. Visit  MCO Nurse profile page
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    Lots of good links here:

    www.vabeach.com/lodging.home.htm



    Sherry
    Last edit by MCO Nurse on Jun 5, '04


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