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  1. Hello, Just moved to KC and was wondering if any of you might be able to give me an idea of pay in the Overland Park area. I have been an RN for almost 4 years working PACU, pre-op, mostly outpatient. Thanks for your help!!!!
  2. So, I just wanted to see if any of you have any ideas. I am ready to move to san diego, bags are packed! I will not move without a job and being a registered nurse with 4 years experience i have yet to have a problem finding jobs. This is not the case for San Diego. Apparently I have picked one of the few cities in the entire country that does not have a nursing shortage I am looking at all options including travel nursing to no avail. I am a pre-op/PACU nurse with almost 4 years exp. and great references, and I have a CA nursing license, bls, pals, and acls certified. I look everyday for several hours at a time on monster, career builder, sharp healthcare, kaiser, scripps, craigslist, nurse.com,I am signed up with 2 different travel companies and there is just nothing!! It is hard to fathom that a city with over a million people isnt hiring nurses. If any of you may have some tips for me, I would be so grateful!!! Or if any of you living in SD might know of somewhere hiring, I would be so grateful. Please feel free to PM me if thats better for you.Thank you in advance.....
  3. Hi, I sent you a private message!
  4. Okay travelers! I have been reading and studying your posts for weeks now and I am getting ready to interview for San Diego. After reading all your posts on contracts, taxes, stipends, pay rates, etc.. I really feel like I am bound to get taken advantage of. Its all so confusing. I do not have the type of personality to just say ok at whatever is thrown my way, i question everything and I feel like after reading all this, I dont even know what to ask. I think for sake of ease, i would prefer for them to provide housing instead of the stipend. However, I was quoted at a rate of approx. $30/hour for San Diego!!!! That seems very low to me. Thats with my per diem for incidentals but not incl. any type of housing stipend. So, it is appropriate for me to ask when I interview with the hospital, what their per diem rate is? Also, if you work as a traveler for one of the big hospital systems, does that mean when your contract is up you would not be able to work as a full time employee there if offered. Any and all advice is very appreciated!!
  5. hello, I am interested in moving to SD and working at the Naval hospital and trying to see first if I can afford to live there:) Can anyone give me some idea what a staff RN with 3+ years exp. would start at as far as what GS level. I have my ADN not my BSN. Its pretty confusing. Any and all advice is appreciated, thanks!!
  6. Okay so Ive searched and searched and I need some help. Can anyone tell me what the average hourly rate is in the San diego area for an RN with 3 1/2 years exp. Ive seen only new grad rates and nurses with 10+ years. I am a pre-op/pacu nurse if that makes a difference. Im considering UCSD, Scripps, and the Navy hospital. Any advice on these facilities?? Which one has the best rep for nurses? Honesty is appreciated. Also, I have heard the Navy Hospital has great benefits but is it lower pay. Can anyone tell me what GS level pay grade someone with my exp. would start at. When I talked to their HR, she said most nurses start at 70K but do they work 40 hour work weeks or 36?? Sorry for all the questions, any and all help is appreciated. Thank you in advance....
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