So, my husband and I are relocating to the Colorado Springs area, but I am having a hard time getting in touch with a nurse recruiter at any of the hospitals in the area! I have been attempting to get ahold of them for the past several weeks and... crickets! I am moving from Oklahoma and am use to a low cost of living and need a better understand of the pay in the area so I can plan accordingly. I am a contract nurse so I will have some sort of pay cut when I move since I will be going to a full time position.
I really need to know the job market and what I can expect for pay. I have been in contact with a hospital in Denver that stated my pay would be approximetly $40/hr as an ICU float. I, however, would prefer a job in Colorado Springs that would allow me to support my family. Can anybody give me a pay range for a RN (BSN) with 3 years of ICU experience in the CCU and half a year in a Neuro/Trauma unit at a level 1 Trauma center. I have my CCRN, PALS, ACLS, BLS, and NIH cert.
I am not opposed to work outside of the hospital such as home health or clinic work if the pay is right. We are moving in October/November.
Thanks for any input!