ColleenRN2B - can you give me some names in the border area of Wisconsin that have good hospitals? What type of pay difference are we talking about? I am also looking at Quad Cities, which includes some Illinois towns, and I imagine they might pay more as well. Here in Tennessee the pay is not all that fabulous - we start out about $20 or $21, but to earn that after 7 years is crazy! I have two Bachelor's degrees - one in Criminology and then in Nursing. I eventually would like to work psych, but I feel like I need regular nursing experience first. Driving isn't a horrendous deal for me, I just have to re-learn how to drive in the snow! I grew up right outside of Chicago but have lived in TN and FL for the past 10 years, so that skill has diminished, lol. I appreciate all the help so far!
docbacon - hey, have you tried the Red Cross? I can't get their class website to pull up, but I imagine if called they would answer. Eastern Iowa Community College shows that they have both classes, but I'm not sure when they offer them. Here is the link for that: EMS Classes - Eastern Iowa Community Colleges