CT or NYC?

by Baies2020 Baies2020 (New) New Nurse

Hi everyone! Im a new nurse grad and was lucky enough to receive two ED offers: one at a top 3 ranked institution in NYC and one in CT. Both of them are in the ED. The issue is that I currently reside close to the CT hospital, so logistically that would make the most sense. I would also have to break my lease which will cost me several thousand dollars. The NYC job is also paying roughly around $20,000 more yearly and I do eventually want to stay in NY in the long run.

Is it worth the hassle and the $$$ to do the move? I've heard such horror stories about NYC nursing that Im afraid it might not be worth it. Thoughts?

Sour Lemon

Has 11 years experience.

I’m not personally familiar with either area, but I think I’d stay put and get some experience. New York seems to have a lot going on right now, and how much is that extra 20K after the cost of living is factored in?


Specializes in Physiology. Has 5 years experience.

Keep in mind working in NY - you will need to apply for NYS licensure & will be paying CT/NY taxes if you do not relocate to NY