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Can I make it in CA?

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by Mobe123 Mobe123 (New Member) New Member

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I am wrapping up my first year as a RN in the ICU at Mayo.  I lived in CA 10 years ago and worked as a teacher, and I ache to go back.  Is it realistic that I can survive on nursing wages in the Davis area?  Or somewhere bearish the coast (thinking of warm San Diego) I don’t feel a huge pull to live in a big city, prefer the smaller communities, even if that means a commute.  I have a bachelors of education, associates of nursing, and will soon finish my BSN.  I am a single mom with 2 kiddos.  I’m open to most jobs settings if it financially makes sense and can balance mom life to some degree.

thank you!

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nurseteni specializes in Clinical Research, Nurse Navigation, Oncology.

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Hi there! I'm a long way away from California but it seems that (in general) nurses get paid pretty well in alignment with the cost of living throughout CA...unlike South Florida but I digress. Perhaps try Glassdoor for hourly rate and/or salary insight if you have a specific facility in mind, or do a search (or start a post her on allnurses) regarding potential salaries in the area you're targeting. 

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