Hi Georgia, Alabama and Texas NICU nurses!I am lost even I just started a research. But no one else can truthfully answer my questions but fellow NICU nurses. Will be relocating in next 3 years with whole family due to husband's early retirement and we still deciding which area in USA but looks like we narrowed down to 3 states: AL TX and GA. As true and " anal OCD NICU nurse" (ok not really but..) I like to do research way in advance and make my life changing decision fully informed :) I don't want to leave my current NICU at all. But I will have to... (tear) So help me please! Currently I work in the most awesome, most organized, evidence-based (falling apart..but..) :) level 3 NICU in teaching hospital around Chicago. Open floor plan, MDs are always 20 feet away 24/7, formulas made by nutrition, transports via air and ground and nit to mention wonderful nursing morale. Teamwork at its best. Everyone wants to work there, so nurses are happy. I make 30/hr by now. I wish I could relocate my unit to a warmer state! Worked here for 8.5 years, have pretty good skills by now, NRP instructor and etc. Anyone can offer me a good similar NICU to look into based on this? If you love your nicu- why? pros and cons? I would love to hear about it! How can I decide? I cant's visit more than a few. Help!Thank you in advance!