How far do you commute to work? - page 3

Hi all. I'm a new grad RN (May 2006). I resigned my first job as an RN at a small community hospital close to home at the end of my orientation period (7 weeks). Without going into detail,... Read More

  1. by   mom2michael
    1 hour but it's worth it......
  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    14 miles, 20 minutes, give or take.
  3. by   muffie
    congrats to you. for me 20 min walk or 3 min drive.
  4. by   TheCommuter
    I currently live 6.5 miles from my workplace.

    Three years ago I had a 116-mile commute to my job; hence, my username is 'TheCommuter'.
  5. by   zenman
    I walk 2 blocks...or wade during monsoons!
  6. by   Ruby Vee
    [font="comic sans ms"]20 miles, 40 minutes.

    the question is how far you are willing to commute. if the job is worth it, maybe you'll find something to do with your drive. a good friend commutes 2 hours each way, and listens to books on tape the whole way. another friend thinks 2 miles is too far. you may want to consider moving if the job is a great one. i've also worked with nurses that rented a room in town, and drove to town before their first of 3 12-hour shifts, stayed in town, and drove home after the last shift. one of those nurses commuted by private plane across 2 states -- she says the money was worth it, although personally i think she just liked to fly. another two nurses lived in florida where the pay sucks and flew to san diego to work 6 shifts every two weeks. they said the pay was worth it -- even including airfare they made a lot more than they would have made in florida! my sister used to commute 1.5 hours each way 5 days a week. i think she's nuts, but . . . it's up to you.
  7. by   princesscr
    30 minutes (about 15 miles, really).