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Joseph Griffin is a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics.

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Mu family and I are moving to Boston this summer and I am trying to decide if it would be better to come as a traveler initially or to try and apply directly. I am a pediatric nurse with two years of experience in a pediatric acute setting as well ad ED, Pediatric Burn and Level 1 and 2 NICU. Any help or advice you can give would be greatly appreciated!

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MHDNURSE has 21 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN, NP and specializes in Pediatrics, Community, and School Health.

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Are you looking to move into Boston proper, or a suburb?  I ask because the pay for in patent in Boston is higher, but you are also dealing with high parking fees per day ($50-60/day to park).  The suburban hospitals pay a bit less but parking is free, the cost of living is considerably less than in the city, etc.

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Joseph Griffin is a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics.

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We will be living in one of the suburbs when I know what school district my partner will be working in. I dont have a preference as to whether its Boston proper or a suburb. I didn't realize the parking fees were that high, I will probably have to train in if I end up in the city.

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Joseph Griffin is a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics.

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Thanks for the information, that is definitely something I will have to keep in mind.

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OncologyCat has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medical Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant.

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I moved go Boston from New Hampshire a couple months ago; no experience or connection whatsoever with any of the big name hospitals in Boston. It’s definitely a long process, so be patient! I think I put out ~20 applications for 3 months until I finally got 3 callbacks in 1 week. Do you have your MA RN license? If you don’t, get this asap or your application will never be touched! Do you have any specific hospitals in mind that you want to work at? What I did when I applied was apply independently to the job postings from the hospital, but I also connected with a recruiter from an agency which primarily staff nurses for big name hospitals in Boston so that I have more options (Millenium agency I believe). You will earn more as a traveller of course, but if you don’t like floating among hospitals in the area that might not be a good choice.

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