I'm graduating in December with my BSN degree. I have nearly 9 years of experience as an EMT-CC (I'm from New York, so this is pretty much paramedic level with IV experience, EKG, intubation, etc). I'm looking to move to the NOVA area, DC, Baltimore, or even Virginia Beach areas. Does anybody have any input on job salaries vs. cost of living, which hospitals to consider, etc? I'm hoping to do emergency department, or even critical care/ICU nursing with my background. Also, does anybody think my EMT-CC experience will help me with my job application/salary?
I'm been pursuing these threads trying to get a handle on whether or not the new nurse grad salary is worth it in some areas with cost of living and nothing is really updated.