1. SOMEBODY OUT THERE CAN HELP ME!! I am an RN with one years worth of experience on a MedSurg floor of a small hospital in northern New York. I have decided that I want more... more experience and more education. With this nursing shortage all over the country... I have heard that certain facilities are offering more benefits... including educational ones to nurses who will committ to them for a specific amount of time. I am able to move pretty much anywhere in the U.S.A. Can someone recommend a place that would give me what I am looking for????? Thanks so much.
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  3. by   kewlnurse
    Originally posted by wildtime88:
    <STRONG>according to jt, New York is the place for all you are looking for including the best pay around in the Union Hospitals. So why move? </STRONG>
    Where did you hear that? New York SUX HUGE PHAT DRIPPY WANKERS Out side of NY City pay is about $15/hour in the "larger" citys like Buffalo and syracuse, $12-13 in rural ones. And Don't forget we pay THE highest taxes in the nation!
  4. by   missespresley
    Yup, she is pretty much right on the money with the pay scale that she least for as far and wide as I know of here in nny. At this point in my career I am actually most interested in the tuition reimbursement benefits that I spoke of. I want to go back to college... just cant afford it right now as I am trying to pay off previous student loans... am willing to committ time to a facility in exchange for education. I have actually heard that there are facilities out there... WHERE??????? Thanks.
  5. by   lpnandloveit1
    Do you know what kind of nursing you want to do? You could try University hopitals like Riley chidrens here in In. See if they have a web site to check on benifits,a lot of the hospitals here in northern In offer some type of tuition reimbersment.
  6. by   fiestynurse
    Come to Santa Barbara, California! Absolutely the most beautiful place in the world to live. Temperatures in the 60-70s year round, no humidity, no mosquitos, no harsh winters, just ocean breezes, surrounded by mountains. Local hospital nurses just recieved a decent pay raise due to some union threat. Good benefits, including tuition reimbursement, relocation expenses, sign-on bonus, mortgage and rental assistance. Just poured lots of money into the local Community College nursing programs. One of the best community colleges in the country and it is right on the ocean. Hospital also has an inhouse BSN program. Check-out the Cottage Health Systems Website! The cost of living is high here, but you adjust. I moved here from Wisconsin about 14 years ago. You will never want to leave. People are very nice and you get to rub elbows with the rich and famous. It's about 2 hours from LA, 5 hours from San Fran, 4 hours from San Diego and Las Vegas. Also, we have the first nurse-patient ratio bill in the country that goes into effect Jan, 2002. Have I convinced you yet?
  7. by   missespresley
    CALIFORNIA? WOW!!!!! Sounds totally amazing. What a switch from here! My godness... I will start surfing the web for any info I can find about this! Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. by   moni rn
    I just checked out Cottage Health Systems. They sound absolutely wonderful!

    I only have one question: What are the average new grad hiring rates?

    I used to live in Pasadena, and I am ready to move back!
  9. by   fiestynurse
    I am not sure what the pay scale is for new grads, since they just upped all the pay scales. Pasadena is nice, too!!
  10. by   Joeeswipe21
    I am relocating to Las Vegas in 1-2 years. I have done some research. Many hosp. are offering $8,000 sign on bonuses for cardiac exp.( which I have, thank goodness), they also pay to relocate. so far 2 Hosp. have sent info., and both offer 90- 100 % reimbursement for tuition. They are the second highest paid R.N.'s in nation, I am told.??? and they have low cost of living.

    BUT, I need advice from Vegas Nurses who are there about the best Hosp. to work at. For me, this means low pt./nurse ratio's, union,good teamwork and good pay. Any advice?? I am told that there are 10 hosp. there.
  11. by   CashewLPN
    Well, I work in Staten Island, at the university hosp here...
    We're totally unionised... NYSNA for the RN's, 1199 for the LPNs/CNAs

    we get paid about 15 or so for LPN's to start, and 23 to start for RN's... Our cost for living expenses arent that bad, All of NYC is bad... SI isint too bad, and, the public transportation isint that bad... the city is close by, so it isnt really that bad...

    We hire new grads ALL the time...