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Wyoming RN's?

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Dino works as a pharm. sales.

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I am a second career nursing student graduating in a year and am thiking about moving to Wyoming. Love the outdoors. Was curious as to how well can an RN live in Wyoming? I would really like to be near Yellowstone as my background is in wildlife/biology outside of nursing. However, it looks like you need to be a millionaire to live anywear near Yellowstone/Jackson. I would like a decent 3 bedroom home with a little landand not hear my neigbor when he/she sneazes and of course a nice view. Is this a pipe dream for an RN in Wyoming? Any feedback on the state, job market, and beautiful areas that area affordable. Thanks in advance for any help.

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transducen has 5 years experience and works as a RN.

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Cheyenne has a fairly resonable C.O.L. The plus is that it's near Colorado!:)

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lindarn works as a RN.

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How is the Sheridan area? I also would like to move to Wyoming, buy some land, and build a log cabin! My dream!

What other areas are nice?

Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN

Somewhere in the PACNW

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windsurfer8 has 10 years experience and works as a RN-BSN.

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I grew up in Cheyenne. I am an active duty in Army Nurse Corps. I will probably move back to WY when I am done. I mean...you don't get paid like RNs in DC or Boston that is for sure when working in WY. It is about what you are looking for in life. If you want to do something just do it. There are jobs in WY because the pop is increasing big time. Go for it if you want it. Or don't...up to you.

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lindarn works as a RN.

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I grew up in Cheyenne. I am an active duty in Army Nurse Corps. I will probably move back to WY when I am done. I mean...you don't get paid like RNs in DC or Boston that is for sure when working in WY. It is about what you are looking for in life. If you want to do something just do it. There are jobs in WY because the pop is increasing big time. Go for it if you want it. Or don't...up to you.

Where are the jobs in Wyoming? My specialty is Critical Care (25 years worth). I would also like to move to Wyoming, buy treed, 20acres, and build a log cabin! My dream!

PS- I am also in the military as an Air Force Reserve Nurse at McCHord AFB in Tacoma. I retire a year from January.

lindarn, RN, BSN,CCRN

Somewhere in the PACNW

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~Mi Vida Loca~RN has 6 years experience and works as a Emergency Room Nurse.

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Cheyenne Regional has jobs. A few days ago they had 4-5 ICU jobs. I just got hired in the ED there. :)

For one of my Pregnancies I had to go to Madigan Army hospital weekly for Ultrasounds. I lived in Kitsap County for 10 years.

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windsurfer8 has 10 years experience and works as a RN-BSN.

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I was back in Cheyenne visiting family and talked with some people at the hospital there. They were looking for nurse with experience and needed them badly. Have you ever been to Wyoming? I would advise you visit before going there and make sure you like it. Living there is a lot different than a trip to Jackson Hole in the winter. And then look at different areas. You might want something more in the mountains. Also check for pollution levels. They have had some serious problems with pollution from certain mining out there. Overall it is a great place, but it is a major change from most places. I would also check out Montana and even Western Nebraska. Lots of options.

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lindarn works as a RN.

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Stacey,

I am dealing with some personal issues, and I am just not free to pick up an move, not that I would not jump at the chance. I am not that far from Wyoming, as I live in Spokane, only about 25 miles from the Washington/Idaho State border, and less than 180 miles to the Idaho/Montana border.

I have checked mapquest, and Wyoming border is less that 1000 miles from me. I used to drive to McChord AFB in Tacoma for my reserve weekends (300 miles EACH way), 12 months a year, through 2 pregnancies, so I am used to driving long distances. I am retired AF Reserve, retired with the rank of Major. Veteran of Desert Storm.

I was hoping to visit Wyoming this summer, but plans fell through.

I am not giving up on my dream to move to Wyoming, so don't count me out.

I am working on fixing some of my issues, which would leave me free to relocate to Wyoming. The year is still young!

I will keep in touch, and let you know if my situation has changed. Thank you again.

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