i am considering a move to louisiana, and would be interested in hearing from nurses with knowledge of the nursing employment situation in and around new orleans. are full time positions readily available in hospitals in the area or are positions limited? what might be an average salary for a nurse with 10 years of icu experience? is the healthcare environment stable or are hospitals downsizing and/or laying off? i am looking forward to this potential move, but need to make sure that it is a wise move and that i will be able to obtain a full time position in a stable, well paying environment. thanks for your response.