Pensacola/Destin area - page 2

Hi all. I am looking into relocating to the Pensacola/Destin area and wanted to start networking with some of you before hand to gain insight into best areas to live, work, schools, etc. I am an LPN... Read More

  1. by   Vanillanut
    I am interested in this too, as I am a mil spouse heading that way later in the year. I've read horror stories and will be taking a massive pay cut (-$16 less then I currently make)...... I'm almost contemplating doing something other then nursing for the time we are there. Although Florida is a beautiful state and I am looking forward to the warmer climate, this is really going to axe our budget and lifestyle.

    Any difficulties for experienced nurses finding work?
  2. by   whitneyraeRN
    As a new grad, I know pay is around $20-21/hr plus any shift diffs. (Hospital jobs). Pay in the area is low... And I don't think the cost of living is much less than other areas. I just moved from SW florida, and its no cheaper to live here. It is beautiful, and I do love it here! It's tough to get a job as a new grad... Not sure about exp'd nurses.
  3. by   squidbillies
    MrsP, do you know about how much LTCs pay?
  4. by   whitneyraeRN
    I don't know about LTC. I know I applied to every open position in LTC and never got a single call.
  5. by   cookieatpogi
    Hi MrsP, RN. I'm also looking for a job here in pensacola. I applied to several hospitals and nursing homes and still got no call from them. How's your job-searching? Are you employed now as nurse?
  6. by   psychRNflorida
    Are you an RN? What type of position are you looking for? I know baptist is hiring...
  7. by   fancyface70
    psychRNflorida As a new grad I am having a tough time finding an entry level position-does Baptist hire new grads?
    I am trying to be proactive and get my info out there. . . it's not been easy. Good luck to the re-locators. I couldn't imagine living anywhere other than the beautiful gulf coast.
  8. by   whitneyraeRN
    I am working at a hospital - and it took me about 3 months to get a job after I started looking. There are plenty of positions at all 3 major hospitals, if you have experience. I feel lucky I got the position I did as a new grad about a year ago. I'm now a charge nurse and learning so much! Pay is low for the area, but I'm happy where I am!
  9. by   NurseSN45696
    I'm moving back to Pensacola next year and will be looking for a new grad job. Do any of the local hospitals have residency programs for new BSN grads? I'm going to google that but wanted to post here too.
  10. by   thenursemandy
    Do any Pensacola area hospitals have unions?
    Last edit by thenursemandy on Jun 8, '15 : Reason: typo