Hello everyone! My husband and I are looking to relocate to the WA area in the Summer of 18'. I wanted to inquire about offers for RN's and benefits at the hospitals. I have been a nurse for two years so by time we move it would be three years. I work in L&D so i would like to stay in that area
I am open to hearing about other hospitals/pay/benefits/magnet status in the surrounding areas are. Also what is the COL? What are the good and bad areas to live in? I have two children. My son will be starting kindergarten and my daughter preschool when we move. Give me all the details of everything. I am also looking for hospitals that treat their nurses well. Thanks for all your help!!!
Once you narrow down where you would like to live, finding information about pay/benefits is pretty simple as most nurses in Washington are union represented. To get you started, here are some links to the two big union pages (WSNA and SEIU) that will show you represented hospitals and current contracts:
Your Union | Washington State Nurses Association
Chapters | SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
Relocation bonuses are pretty common for experienced nurses as well. You should have no problem finding a job as an experienced L&D nurse. As I'm in Seattle, I will second the above opinion that UWMC (University of Washington Medical Center) is a great place (with a high-risk L&D unit).
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