Quote from nursewendy2000
Things to do:
#1 - Finish my LPN to RN
#2 - Move to NJ
You should definitely finish up your LPN to RN goal but DON'T move to NJ! Even though the pay rates quoted seem great, it all gets eaten up by the cost of living here!
Current pricing on new construction in my town $725,000 for a 4 BR home on virtually NO property.......taxes on that home would be well over $15,000 per year......car insurance......$3600/yr for my car and my son's car.....both 5 years old......I have friends paying well over $11,000 for their cars with one son driving. It just never ends!
The money sounds good......like you can say......I make well over 6 figures working at the bedside......nobody believes that! But believe me, I can't wait to leave this state! Hope to finish school this year (MSN) and move upstate NY and teach.......I don't care what they pay!
In the end.......it's never the money that keeps you in a job. You have to really enjoy what you are doing!