I am a new grad from the Bay Area in California. This is not news to anyone, but getting a job there as a new grad is pretty competitive, much as it is throughout the country in general. I am considering relocating to Oregon, but I'd like some input on a couple matters.
1) In the context of having some hefty school debt, how has the overall pay treated you? Considering wages to cost of living balance.
2) What's your experience with the nursing culture, patient ratios, overtime, etc?
3) How's Oregon life? Culture, activities, weather.
As of now, I'm most strongly considering the southern half of the state, mostly due to the weather. I look forward to hearing back from anyone with opinions! Thank you!