Where to move?

by Etak Etak Member

My husband and I are researching to move out of NorCal and are currently searching for cities to consider for a move in 18 months - 2 years.

One major criteria is an area friendly to hiring a new grad BSN (Covid willing, I'll be graduating in Dec '21). We've got our eyes on Idaho, Montana, Nashville area but are open to many places if it's the right fit. I feel very out of the loop about the nursing climate outside of California.

So I'm casting a wide net. We're looking for family friendly, good cost of living, affordable housing, good public schools, and somewhere I can hit the ground running-- career-wise. Suggestions? Thank you!

Edited by Etak

rubyagnes, BSN

Specializes in Neurosurgical ICU, Emergency, Psych, Art Therapy. Has 6 years experience.

I just moved to Durham and got a job at UNC chapel hill in their neurosurgical ICU. I really enjoy it so far and they offered a relocation bonus and additional retention bonus. If you want more details just send me a msg 🙂

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 10 years experience.

I would find the job first and then plan the move, not the other way around. Good luck!