Hubby and I are both going to school for nursing. We plan to relocate to Tampa, FL / Clearwater area in two years and are concerned about how we are going to go about it... I personally love to plan ahead and would like some pointers! I wish to work in a peds unit, but I'm not quite sure how I (or hubby) am going to get a job prior to relocation.... help please!!
Easy, you just apply online and do phone interviews. There are at least found hospitals with pediatrics in the area, and three of them are specifically children's hospitals. Lots of opportunity!
What I'm worried about is being a new grad and not residing in the area at the time of application. I feel like that puts me at a huge disadvantage. We definitely don't feel comfortable moving to the area without securing a job first, so moving there and then applying isn't much of an option
I did this (several years ago, but I did it!).
I highly suggest you get your FL RN license before you start applying. I didn't have any issues, but it did take longer than in MA and ME (where I started)
By and large, I found that most people didn't take me seriously without one.
I had some experiance when I was getting ready to move, and I did have a bit of a time getting a job. I'm happy to PM if you want details or if I can help at all
Thank you!! That is so helpful.
I actually just became active on allnurses & I'm not sure how to navigate yet(aka how to pm)! Would you mind emailing me ? email@example.com
I will send you an email with "RELOCATION" in the subject line.
I thankfully didn't have any trouble finding a job once I became licensed. There are lots of jobs for the nursing field in Pinellas County area. Have you checked out Indeed? That is a really great job searching website. Good luck.
I'd love to be able to have this info as well if ok with you. Could you PM any info, would be great! Thanks.
Will you already be an experienced nurse when you are moving or will you be a new grad? I think you'd have an easier time if your situation is the former.
I was just in Tampa last weekend and there were ads all over Tropicana Field for Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. I don't know anything about it, though. Also, Shriners has their headquarters there.
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