Non Spanish speaker Moving to Florida. .

  1. Hi everyone, I'm looking for an advise. I'm a Peritoneal dialysis nurse working with DaVita in Indiana at this time. Planning to move to Miami next month, and i'm concern that I don't speak Spanish. So far I heard different opinions about how difficult will be to find a job if you don't speak Spanish. I was advised to go more north Miami ( like Miramar, Doral) because is less Latin population, and I have more chances to find a job w/o speaking Spanish. Planning to learn eventually the language, but as now, I have just English. I'm looking for advises from nursing experience. Which area I should go? I need to be within 30 minutes from international airport though. Thank you in advance.
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  3. by   caliotter3
    Do not discount offices near the Latin area of the city as they may have need of a nurse for a position on the roster even if that nurse does not speak Spanish. Employers in my area prefer Spanish speakers too, but they do hire people who don't speak Spanish. In other words, apply everywhere you might want to work. You will increase your chances of getting hired. Good luck.
  4. by   MJT_BSN2B
    DaVita Dialysis is in Florida too. Have you looked into transferring with the company?
  5. by   andreea76
    Yes, no availability at this time. I heard that Miami north has more English -speakers than south. I just trying to figure out for now where I need to get a house when moving.
  6. by   NRSKarenRN
    89 Davita positions posted for Florida: Nurses jobs | Nurses jobs at DaVita look under SEARCH, State -- scroll down to see FLA jobs as state list not in alphabetical order.

    Acute Dialysis RN, Miami Beach FL

    1711 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139-2411, United States of America Nurses Job ID: R0043902 Posted: Jul 13th 2018

    Best wishes with your move.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jul 27
  7. by   Coconutwater
    Hospitals near the miami airport have mostly Spanish speaking patients. Not just that, but the culture is very Cuban. Many people will be Spanish only or Spanish mostly and communication will be difficult for even grocery shopping. It was a big culture shock for me, and if you know yourself not to be receptive to that, it could be very unfun living and working here. But Going more north will produce a more English-speaking population. More north then Doral and north Miami. Somewhere around Aventura the demographic will change from Cuban to Russian and Haitian. But either way, there are going to be a lot of people who do not speak English. It can get uncomfortable at first, but it was pretty easy for me to learn to communicate with most of my Spanish and Haitian patients in miami. It's not impossible but just know it's completely different than Indiana.