John123 1,852 Views
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Thank you all for your replies. I heard it rains 6 months a year. Is this true? And economy is bad too in Portland?
Any more suggestions?
And how is the market demand for RN?
I attended American Critical Care Nursing Conference yesterday in Chicago. A job booth from Vancouver, Oregon caught my attention. I am very interested in moving to Portland now.
I will like to know how much I will be getting paid as a RN with 3.5 year experieces. How is housing price in Portland comparing to the pay? Which hospitals are good to work at? Thank you all for your helps!
Heard a lot of complaints about BON Texas, can I just use a compact state license here even I intend to stay here for long term. If employers don't care, I am guessing I should be all right. Thanks.
If you are from a compact state, I would just use my compact license here in Texas, never bother with that Texas license. Compact license is as good as Texas one. Your employer don't care.
$22 per hr for new grad? That is in Texas? I can't believe it. With 4 yrs experience, I should make $30/hr.
Any more answers? Thank you.
Anyone from Utah,NC, NM, Seattle?
What about North Carolina and Utah?
Hard to find a job in SF area. Nursing market there is saturated. If you really wants to move there. Take whatever job you can get, then look for good opportunities. Pay is good $40+ with experience.
Which states have nursing shortage without the reason of low pay?
I used to work with travel nurses from NC, Texas and Iowa. These are low wage driven shortage.
I noticed some areas have shortages just because nurses are underpaid. Example: Midwest states and southern cali.
My brief summary from above feedbacks: Southern states Arizona, California(Southern)Texas,Florida,Kentucky,Louisia na,Oklahoma,
Northern States like: Idaho, Minnesota, Boston have no or mild shortages. And Parts of Arkansas and Missouri.
Thank you all for the participation. Let's continue replying.
Answers need to be more specific. Within each state, situation may become different. Example:Southern Cali has shortage while Northen Cali doesn't.
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