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RN with 10 yrs tele experience looking for a job in Portland area

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Moving away from Phoenix, thinking about Portland. I heard it is a nice place to live. With 10 yr tele experience, do you think I can find a job there? I don't have a BSN yet. But I have PCCN certificate.

What is the hourly pay there? Any overtime opportunities in hospitals there? I have two small kids. Thank you for helps. Ken

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LoveMyBugs works as a Pediatrics.

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I think that you could get a job, but keep in mind Providence (6 hospital system) is requiring their nurses to have their BSN by 2018, and Legacy (trauma and 4 hospital system) are requiring BSN by 2020.

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I just came back just checking out the area over the last four days. BSN seems to be a need for the area within the next 6-10 years. One hospital as mentioned is doing it just figure the rest will follow if you still plan acute care.

Coming from Las Vegas and getting a taste of the seasons the last couple of days I can say it defiantly rains, yet no one cares. The parks are great. I spent two days at the main park in the city visiting the gardens and playgrounds with my son. It literally took 48 hours to make a decision to move there within a year.

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I will apply all the major hospitals there. What kind of hourly pay should I expect there? got kids to feed.

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LoveMyBugs works as a Pediatrics.

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Starting pay for new grads is around $32 at most systems. So add a few more $ for experience. I am able to support a family of 5 on my wage

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So far the only thing I have had an issue with is the cost of renting versus home ownership. I haven't yet purchased a home in my life and when I do move I want what ever we find to be that forever home (min 15 years) so my son can grow up in single place. Also...the wife wants chickens. I have no bocking clue why.

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LoveMyBugs works as a Pediatrics.

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Just bought a house a month ago my mortgage for a 2000sqft 4 bed 2 bath is about $300 more a month than renting a 3bed 1bath apartment. Also cost of houses is all location location location

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How far from work are you for that "location"?

$?

I just care about sqr ft. and schools.

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Hillsboro is a good place to live. I heard schools there are good. If I get a job in Portland, I will move there.

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LoveMyBugs works as a Pediatrics.

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I have about a 20 min commute, which is decent for any of the Portland hospitals. My house I bought for just under 250k. My kids are not in portland public schools. My son is in the IB program in a high performing school. My other son is in special needs and is in one of the best programs (my opinion) for children who have ASD.

Compare schools and pretty much anywhere outside of the city in any of the outlining suburbs you can get a decent house in a good school district. Just my personal opinion from having lived in the area all my life I would keep my kids out of portland public school so we paid a little more for our house to be in this school district

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where you bought your home? Thanks.

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