Hello! I am not one to start my own threads but I figure now is a good time to start. I'm looking to move to the Birmingham metro area probably around April/May 2008 (when my lease is up here). My parents (Dad/stepmom) moved to the area during my last year of college last fall. I have visited them several times since and I absolutely love it. Background on me: I am from MI and graduated from nursing school in MI back in April 2007. When I was applying for jobs a few months prior, I went to the UAB nursing recruitement open house back in February. I received a couple offers from there (as well as in MI) to start back in May but unfortunately a family situation came up here in MI (long story with my Mom) right before I had to give UAB my decision, therefore preventing me from accepting the job I really wanted at UAB at the time. I decided to stay here for things to calm down and I intended to try and move this next spring instead. Now that things are good, that's what I'm planning! I left things on good terms with nursing recruitement at UAB and was told to contact them once I start looking to move to Birmingham again. I feel like its a little soon to call them just yet. Luckily they seemed to be very understanding of everything going on at the time. Meanwhile, I have been working at a hospital in SE Michigan since May 2007.So I was wondering if there was any advice that you could give me in regards to transferring my license (how long that normally takes, etc. I have looked at the Al BON website too), as well as advice on UAB or even other hospitals/facilities in the area. I want to know about all options available. Any wisdom about Birmingham and Alabama would be appreciated too! Sorry this is so long. Thanks for reading.