Hi, I have reacently become obsessed with this site, trying to look for information about DC. I am a graduating in two weeks (RN-BSN)!!!!! and will be interview in June at Washinton Hospital Center for their fellowhip and at Children's National Medical Center for their internship. I realize both progams are amazing and am willing to pick up and move from Colorado for the opportunity if offered. I'm wondering about pay though, is it still $25/hr, sign on bonus or tuition reimbursment, relocation monies. Also I wondering about safe places to live. Safety is my number one priority, as a young single female, but I want to be able to not have a car out there. I'm looking for something $1500 or less a month, washer/dryer, 1-2 bedrooms, and walking distance from public transportation. Any help, suggestions or ideas are appreciated. Thanks So Much!!!
May 11, '08
Moved to Washington forum for 'local' input.
May 12, '08
Can you move this to the D.C. forum? This is the Washington state forum. Thanks!
May 12, '08
No worries! : ) I'll actually be moving to D.C. from Seattle and I'm so excited to tell people that I'm from the "other Washington" ; )
To the original poster, I actually interviewed at CNMC and they offer $25 + $2 if you're working in PICU/NICU (I'm in the NICU), plus $3,000 bonus. No relocation bonus, I don't think. Plus shift differentials which someone posted somewhere around here but it's something like $3-4 for weekends/nights.
For housing, Craigslist is the king of everything in the world of moving. Supposedly for dating as well, but I haven't tried it :wink2: In any case, you can click on the Wash DC link, and search for apartments there (rooms/shares). As a cautionary word, you probably won't be able to find anything unless you're 2-4 weeks out of actually moving into a place. Do you want to live with roommates? D.C. is a very transient city with "young professionals" coming and going all the time, so I'm hoping to live in a group home with some folks. I think that's better than just getting one roommate with dynamics, but that's just me : )
The metro is pretty awesome--not as fabulous as NYC, but still gets the job done. I'm bringing my bike and I hope to just use that + the metro. Maybe get a vespa!
Hope this was helpful!