I know this is a topic that has been discussed, but bear with me. I am native FL, went to RN school and was a new grad at a peds hospital. I have been working a large facility in North CA for 9 years but am considering moving back to FL. I have a 2 year old and my entire fam lives in FL. Also, it is 100% impossible to buy a home where I am currently and the rents go up and up w no end in sight. I am considering going back to Tampa Bay or West Palm for work . My old hospital it offering 15k sign on in my specialty. Are specialty nurses higher paid? Can I support myself and my son on a nurse salary in FL?