thinking of a move..... - page 4

hey friends, I had been contemplating working in the states since I graduated , left that thought alone when I got hired here right after graduating nursing school. Well now the thought has reoccured... Read More

  1. by   bewbew
    Just to continue the overload of cholestrol ingested over the last week........I'm gonna make me an 'Original Pat's King of Steaks Philadelphia Cheese Steak', the recipe was on the link, thanks NRSKarenRN!!

    better start the diet next week................
  2. by   hapeewendy
    I would freakin love to go to australia to work!
    gawd do I need some sun or what?
    for now at least, on the start of my adventure to find a new start , new home, new workplace ,new life , I've decided to start rather small scale.... my poor brain is overwhlemed though, all the requirements from all the different states, looking up information on websites, all the while trying to go over these submissions for the new position I'm about to accept in the nursing union at my hospital, thanks for all your advice, I would love to work alongside each one of you to tell the truth!
    I keep racking my brain and the same few places keep surfacing :
    in no particular order ,and of course i Need to gather even more information about housing, recruitment of canadian nurses and what have you but so far the list includes :
    portland - kidsrfun's promise of young men prompted my initial interest but have done a few searches on portland and am impressed
    texas - not sure which area just yet but have a friend who is going to texas next year and he swears he will get me some info!
    Boston - though the cost of living might be a tad high for yours truly right now
    florida - again know of several nurses who left ontario to go to florida and love it there!
    obviously I'm just tossing ideas around in my head , and like i mentioned am totally confused/overwhlemed with info, but I will keep you guys updated , you just cant escape me haha
    (truth be told Philly is kind of taking the major lead right now - damn cheese steaks sound good!
  3. by   cargal
    Again I have to guide you to . You can go to all these places, and they pay your housing. 13 week assignments or longer if you want.
  4. by   hapeewendy
    cargal , you rock the free world, thanks
  5. by   bluegirl
    San Fransico....mountains, ocean, and city life.
  6. by   2banurse
    Originally posted by hoolahan

    NYC?? I have been there a few times, and I am sure I will be flamed, but it is the filthiest city, I did not fall in love with it at all. Sorry folks, that it JMHO.

    I'm not denying that in some areas that may be true, but NYC has made great strides to clean up areas, i.e. Times Square etc. I remember when I was younger and I commuted, I saw a lot of what you are complaining...but when I had the opportunity to stay over the weekend when all the commuters (from outside the city) were home, NYC actually had a small town feel, especially on the upper East Side. I love that you don't have to rely on car to get around, and there is so much to do. Just walking down 2nd Avenue you have a choice of every type of ethnic restaurant there is.

    I'm sorry, but NYC will always be the home of my heart!!!

  7. by   LauraLou
    You mentioned you were thinking about Texas, so I thought I'd put in a plug for Dallas.

    There was a big article in the paper recently saying that there is a shortage of 40,000 nurses in Texas and it's just getting worse. Dallas area hospitals are paying $5000 sign-on bonuses for experienced nurses.

    We have a new light rail system, which includes a stop at Northpark Mall! It also has stops at Presbyterian Hospital and Medical City Hospital.

    The cost of housing is cheaper than many other cities of it size and the weather is pretty good. It's 60 degrees today.

    You should check out the Big D!
  8. by   emily_mom
    Originally posted by KP RN
    OK, I've got to put in my vote for Cleveland! Hey! Stop snickering!!
    But what about your football team?? BWAH HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

    Just kidding!!!!

  9. by   l.rae
    Wendy, Cincinnati rocks!..stadiums, museums, carraige rides...l could go on......
  10. by   AHarri66
    I'm throwing in another vote for Boston, and COL be damned! It's a great city. Lots of history, yet cosmopolitan. Some GREAT shopping, world-famous hospitals, awesome night-life, superior colleges and universities. And the food???? To die for!

    Damn! I think I just convinced myself to move back.
  11. by   fab4fan
    One more boost for Philly...the Eagles are in the playoffs!! And where else can you run up the steps to the Art Museum, "Rocky" style (you can be gasping for breath and have chest pain aftertward, too, but that's another story). Or how about the "Yo!" festival every year...riding a horse and carriage down the cobblestone streets of Olde City...and you're not too far from the Jersey shore!

    Well, that was actually more than one boost, sorry, just got enthused there. It's just a great city, really nice 'burbs.
  12. by   fab4fan
    Originally posted by emily_mom
    But what about your football team?? BWAH HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

    Just kidding!!!!

    They have a football team? Wow...

  13. by   KP RN
    As of yesterday, the Cleveland Browns have made it to the PLAYOFFS!!
    So, all you Eagles/Steelers/Packers fans, we're all EVEN now!!
    Zero-Zero!! Starting over! YOOO!HOOO!!!

    My husband used to live in Philly--we love Jim's Steakhouse over on South street... Best cheesesteaks!