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Hoping to move back to Mass. after living/working abroad

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by Kaylesh Kaylesh (Member)

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This is a query that I am sure does not get often asked. :)

I am a Mass. born/bred/trained RN who worked in Mass for 7 years before moving to Scotland in 1999. I have been working as a RN here since then.

I am finding myself getting quite homesick after all these years. Have visited once or twice a year but not the same as being near family/friends.

I have kept up my Mass. RN license doing online CEU's as well as keeping up my UK nursing license here.

My query is i'd be thinking of doing this in the next 2 years or so and wondering what kind of issues i'd might encounter trying to find a job back in my home state. Don't really want to work in Boston itself. I've got family in the Bellingham/Franklin area and all over the Cape so would be willing to go to those areas. I used to work in Needham so would go that far.

Anyone have any ideas for me? I am thinking the toughest part will be trying to have a job lined up before moving back?

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The Cape might be your best bet. Falmouth and Cape Cod hospitals seem to always have openings for experienced nurses, especially in med-surg and home health. It seems the closer to Boston, the more competitive it is. I work in Vermont and there's tons of nurses (new grads and experienced) that moved up from Mass for work.

You could also try taking a travel assignment somewhere nearby first. It might make things easier in terms of arranging housing and lining up a permanent position.

Good luck!

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Thanks for the ideas. I'd have no issue with working on the Cape. I'll keep all your ideas in mind including a travel assignment first. I admit i kind of forgot about the travel assignment idea that just may the best short time solution.

Any other input from folks is appreciated.

Thanks again

Kay

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KelRN215 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pedi.

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If you have family in Bellingham/Franklin, it seems like Milford Hospital is always hiring.

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Thanks Kel I shall keep that in mind when im closer to making the concrete plan. Do you think that is because nurses don't stay at Milford Hospital due to stress/short staffing issues or just normal rates of vacancies?

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KelRN215 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pedi.

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No, I don't think that's the reason. I worked there briefly as an aide when I was in school and felt that there were MANY nurses who'd been there for years and years. I think they are growing substantially.

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Thanks Kel for the explanation. I know from keeping up with Mass news that Milford has grown over the years and was hoping that was the reason. Good to know that is the case.

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