new grad. need advice. plz help


hi everyone

im a new RN grad. I'm from los angeles california, but moved to oklahoma to get my RN because could'nt get into any school in california. I have been thinking about moving back to bay area so i can start working to pay off my loans. But cant decide if i should stay in oklahoma and finish my BSN or come back to CA to start working. Please help!!!! Im desparate for advice!!!!! :o

suzanne4, RN

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Bay Area has higher salaries but much higher cost of living so that should be factored into your thinking, as well as a higher tax base than where you currently are.


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Specializes in Med/Surg, Psych..

I was told by a nursing student at my work that Loma Linda University Hospital, San Bernerdino, CA will pay for your tution fees towards BSN if you sign a contract to work for the hospital after you graduate. I am not sure how many years you have to work. I know Loma Linda does not pay that well compared to the other hospitals. But if you are not too concern about money and want to finish your BSN I think it will be a good option.

While you go to school, you can also work per-diem as a RN for some extra cash...

I hope it will help you:)


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oh k thanx for your reply!!! I think I am going to call Loma Linda on Monday!!!


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