Published Apr 28, 2014
My husband recently got a (non nursing related) job in GA. We will be moving to Newnan soon, a small town compared to what I'm used to, lol. I graduated in FL with a BSN in 2012 and have been working night shift in a neuro ICU for the past 2 years. This pt. population consists of strokes (ischemic and hemorrhagic) , SCIs, TBIs, and traumas, as we are a trauma center as well. This is my first and only RN job experience. I was just wondering if anyone had any information about local hospitals/facilities, or advice/tips for finding a job in the Newnan area. I don't know if the hospitals in this town focus on this pt. population and I'd prefer to Not commute to Atlanta. My husband already has to make an hour commute to rural GA for his job and it be great if I didn't have to do the same as well.
I'm a little nervous about moving on to a new job in a new place with new coworkers! I get along great with everyone I currently work with and those who have taught me everything I know in this setting. I've had a great experience learning and working with this challenging, yet interesting group of pts. Its time to start a new chapter and job hunting is the most nerve racking part!
I am from Newnan! Please feel free to message me.
Hi there! I read your private message but I'm not active enough on here to be able to reply, lol. Thanks for your input. I have sent off the application for my GA license and am still waiting for approval. In the meantime, I have done just some simple vague job searches online to see what is out there, which is pretty consistent with what you have said. I'd really like to get on day shift, lol. I guess I won't know for sure how the market is till I start applying. One of my coworkers down here used to work at sheppard and really loved it. I just really don't want both my husband and I to have huge commutes every day. I've also thought about slowing down a little and trying to find an office job now that my husband is the big earner in our household. Are you aware of any offices that hire RNs in the area? I know these can be especially hard to find so I'm not getting my hopes up. I also worry that I will lose my ICU skills. So I haven't been able to convince myself that this would be the best move for me in the long run, as nice as it sounds right now, lol.
If you don't mind my asking what rate does RN pay start at the facilities in Newnan? I work for a non for profit hospital now so the pay is what you'd imagine, lol
I'm actually deciding between moving to Florida or Georgia from virginia. I'm in cardiac ICU and so far only gotten a rate from Tampa hospital ( $30/hr base rate). I am doing more reasearch on pay rate in georgia and what are the best places to live to get more for your money. any input is appreciated. Good luck, eponine
Do you have children? That may factor in. Pay wise in GA the better pay seems to be in the Atlanta area.
I have 3 kids, 2 months old to 10 years old. Is it the schools? Also, I have no idea how the neighbourhoods are in Atlanta. Are they safe?
$30/hr is very good, but Tampa general is a well known magnet hospital in Florida. In Tallahassee, base pay for someone with minimal to no experience is 20.53 with small increases for certifications, bsn, etc., and then you get shift difs on top of that. In Jacksonville the starting rates I believe are in the mid-20s, or at least that is what I have heard from friends (couple years ago). I grew up in a suburb south of Jacksonville (Fruit Cove) and it is a very nice area with excellent schools and minimal crime. I highly recommend it! :)
The pay, from what I have seen is pretty low in the Atlanta area. With 8 years experience, I was offered between $24.60 - $28.80 at area hospitals. The shift diffs are the killer difference here though. They are much lower than I have seen in 3 other states.
I work in Newnan could you email me and I will give you some information about a great job. [email protected]
this is for eponine8614
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