I am currently an LPN working in LTC in Iowa. I've had about 5 years experience in geriatrics (not due to interest, just where the jobs were) however all but the last few months of this experience was as a CNA, as I just started my LPN job a few months ago.We are moving to WA, hopefully to the Whidbey Island area in February. I will finish my RN this December. I am wondering, what is cost of transfering my LPN license from Iowa to Washington? Anyone know? Also, would it be better to move to WA c/ a LPN license, and just take my RN boards there, so I don't have to transfer that as well? I'm just trying to cover my butt in this crappy job market. Also, anyone know the job outlook in the Whidbey Island area? Even just # of hospitals in a 30 mile radius, if any are hiring? I have geriatric experience but wish to work in neonatal/pediatrics.Anyone know parts of Western WA that have higher pay? Not interested in directly living in Seattle, hoping for somewhere more laid back with cheaper cost of living.