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Joined: Jan 5, '09; Posts: 6 (67% Liked) ; Likes: 18

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    I sure am. Armpit of Bakersfield

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    I live in central California. Housing is cheap, cost of living is cheap, and pay is absolutely great. My 6 bedroom 3300 Sq ft home cost me only 320k, and that's brand new with solar Included. Cost of living may be more expensive in the bay area or Los Angeles area, but where I am currently at is perfect. I am an hour and a half from Los Angeles and the beaches and 3 hrs from San Francisco.

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    vintagemother, DoeRN, Nonyvole, and 2 others like this.

    I live in lovely California. I make over 100k a year. I have a BSN and work in home health. Maybe it's time those in the areas that pay less, make a move elsewhere. Just an FYI, I only have 5 years experience, 27 years of age, and only have one job. On top of that, I go school full time graduating next year with my NP. I just bought a brand new 6 bedroom house. So anything is possible in the right places.

    If your job doesn't cut it, make a change that's the only way things will get better.

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    Saraliz, sneaky_des, Osteoclast, and 8 others like this.

    Hi there. I have been a nurse for about 5 years now. I am 27 years of age and make over 100k a year as a home health RN. Yes, that's right, and only one job, not two. I live in California, so I don't know how much RNS make at your state. I started out at $24 an hr when I first started as a new grad, now I've just about tripled my pay in 5 years. I graduate next year as an NP. I didn't go into nursing school or graduate school for the pay, but to actually make a difference. The pay is just an added bonus. It really depends what area you work in and what specialty. I hope this helps you out.

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    SleeepyRN likes this.

    OP, I think you have answered your own thoughts and questions when it comes to going into nursing.

    Let me put it in terms you may understand:


    With your current situation on "why you hate people," I would not want you to be at my bedside if I were a patient.
    Nursing is a compassionate job that needs love and support for patients you care for. Life is not to be played with. We all care for patients who are truly ill with acute/chronic illnesses. They don't need to hear your thoughts on why you hate people at the bedside if you were a nurse. The care you would be giving would be deathly.

    In summary, I would prefer that you do not be a nurse as the lives entrusted onto you may be in danger.

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    LuvScrubs2 likes this.

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