I am considering a move with my wife from out west to NYC. I have about 1.5 years RN (BSN) experience working in a step down unit at a large urban hospital.
I know this is very broad, but since I don't know any RNs in NYC, I have a few ?s:
1. how is the job market there for RNs with a little experience, OVERALL? And are there certain boroughs, areas of burroughs, that seem to have more hiring opportunities from out of state people?
2. How about the same question, but applied to critical care/ICU? Like I said I've been a nurse on a step down for a while but have no actual ICU experience. Are there hospitals that are willing to train or is it the old catch-22?
3. Would the salaries for an RN w/ 1.5 years exp. be not much more than the starting salaries listed under the "name the hospital and the starting salary" post?
4. Do a lot of hospitals allow overtime, xtra shift bonuses/incentives to try to earn more than those salaries listed on the above mentioned post?
I know this is a lot, thank you for any help you can provide! I am familiar with NYC but not at all with their nursing community. Thanks!