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Relocation to Tucson

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I'm a new grad nurse from California. I'm getting cancelled all the time and I can barely afford to live here in Huntington Beach on my full salary. I'm thinking of moving to Tucson, Arizona for the lower cost of living. Can anyone out there tell me RN wages and hospital recommendations in Tucson? I work in med/surg now. As I said, I'm a new grad with just 4 months of RN experience. Do you think it would be a problem to get employment with under 1 year experience? I appreciate any advice/recommendations.

SinOmonGrl63

Wicked Wahine

Specializes in Woundcare. Has 6 years experience.

I'm still just a nursing student, but from what I've seen and heard, I don't think you'll have a hard time finding a position right away. From the grapevine, it seems like the average new grad pay here is around $24/hr.

I'm a native Tucsonan and no matter where I may end up, this city will always be my home. :)

I'm a new grad nurse from California. I'm getting cancelled all the time and I can barely afford to live here in Huntington Beach on my full salary. I'm thinking of moving to Tucson, Arizona for the lower cost of living. Can anyone out there tell me RN wages and hospital recommendations in Tucson? I work in med/surg now. As I said, I'm a new grad with just 4 months of RN experience. Do you think it would be a problem to get employment with under 1 year experience? I appreciate any advice/recommendations.

SinOmonGrl63

I'm not sure, but I was going to say you can go onto the Arizona site. If you click on the Region tab, you should be able to choose Arizona and there would definitely be someone there who could help you!

Good luck!!! That is my dilemma - I am planning on relocating after graduation and I'm afraid I won't be able to find anything!

Lori

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB. Has 30 years experience.

Thread moved to AZ forum.

I too moved here from Huntington Beach about 3 years ago. I am currently a nursing student who also works for an LTAC (long term acute care) hospital in Tucson. There is no shortage of work here in Tucson, plenty of hospitals to choose from and a great place to be if you like the outdoors, plus it's affordable! Hope this helps.

inthesky

Specializes in behavioral health. Has 1 years experience.

Starting pay in Tucson is about 22.50 an hour. I'm a 4mo new grad looking for a job as well and I'm worried about the 4 month status so I can't offer much advice. There are a lot of med surg positions around here.

I love living here..hiking..biking..laid back, and I have no plans of relocation, but you will be afraid of going outside 3 months of the year =( (but i suppose that is most places other than CA =P).

inthesky

Specializes in behavioral health. Has 1 years experience.

Carondelet St. Marys/ St. Joe's

good ol nonprofits =P

i was making that plus night differential before I had to quit nightshift for health reasons. Except for low pay and the ridiculous disability paperwork they gave me, no real complaints about the hospital.

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