Moving to Alaska

  1. Hello,

    My fiance and I will be getting married next summer, and I will be graduating with my BSN in August of 2014. We both want to move to Alaska after I graduate. We are looking at staying there long-term (as opposed to just a year or two). Does anyone have any advice on making the transition (we currently live in Ohio). Also, does anyone have any ideas if I could have a job lined up before I graduate?

    Thank you!
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  3. by   RNgirlyAK
    Hi! I live and work in Alaska. I knew a couple that moved up from Ohio and they struggled with the transition. The major issues that motivated them to return to Ohio after 1 year is: not having family here, the much higher cost of living, and they were not very active in the winter. My advice to you would be to research housing. Look on craigslist at the housing in Anchorage, Eagle River. If you are adventurous and want to try the commute thing, housing is much cheaper in the Matsu Valley (Palmer and Wasilla). There is also a hospital in Palmer- Matsu Regional Medical Center. If you are looking for new grad programs, Providence Alaska Medical Center and Alaska Regional offer them. These hospitals still sometimes offer moving expenses or sign-on bonuses.
  4. by   usrn1
    Where in Alaska are you planning to move to? This is a huge state and living in the Anchorage area is not the same as living in the Interior, or even in the villages. You can also check for jobs