Hi WA peeps I've got a question for you. But first he's a little about me.
New grad from an ADN program in Denver CO. My Pops is retired military and my parents live in Lakewood WA and are DYING for us (hubby to grandkids) to move up to the Tacoma area to live closer to them.
I've looked at FHS and MultiCare so far but things don't seem to promising!! The job market for new grads in Denver is non existant with it taking about 6 months for even BSN nurses to get an acute care job in a hospital. Here in Denver if you work LTC or Rehab and you try to move to the hospital you can forget it, they don't consider that acute care, same goes for working in a Dr's office or clinic and even home health.
I currently have a license in the state of CO only. So I'm wondering if I need to go ahead and apply for a WA state license and just pay the money up front. Also i'm wondering what it's like for ADN nurses to get hired up there (I start my RN to BSN bridge in the fall).
I don't know a single person up in WA so I don't have a way to really network and try to make contacts except through here. Any advice would be appreciated. After looking for a job here in Denver I feel like I wasted 2 years of my life on a degree that isn't worth the paper it's printed on. :-/ Thanks for taking the time to read this!