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Old 10-16-2017, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Kilauea, Hawaii
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You need the experience working as an RN in a hospital on the mainland before you come here. Does not matter who you know they will not hire you. A good friend of mine his wife became an RN and could not get a job anywhere. She ended up moving to Reno to work to get her experience. She is a long time resident and her husband is a high ranking police officer.
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Kauai
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Hi, You mentioned not moving for a couple years but, Kauai Community College has an excellent nursing program. Being from California, you probably well understand high cost of living. There are help wanted signs everywhere here but, may not pay as much as you and your boyfriend are used to. Make sure you come with a good savings (I opened an account with Bank of Hawaii online) and a place to stay. You're 20 years old with no kids, I'd go for it. My husband and I have 4 children so we had a lot to consider before we moved. Best of luck to you!
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Old 02-02-2018, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Dana Point, Ca
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Default how to move to kauai

1. Have money saved, and quite a bit of it. Housing is hard to find and expensive. So are general living costs.

How we did it....after visiting for 12 years, Erica could retire and so could I . We absolutely loved kauai, but we did not just jump on big bird, soar across the pond, and arrive with no plan.

* We sold or gave all of our mainland stuff away. No shipping except for special things like photos and some tropical and beach clothes, that we had plenty of since we lived in Huntington and Seal Beach.

* We shipped the car, that was $ 1000.00 back 13 years ago. We also shipped the computer.

* We had looked and nosed around kauai and knew the areas that we wanted to live in and could afford on our fixed incomes. Erica was a retired M.D, and I was retired from flying professionally and skippering boats as well. I was not able to find empolyment in either of those categories on kauai.

* We knew people from our visits, and I had turned in a resume and talked with the people at Brenneckes in Poipu. When we flew over, I was working at Brenneckes Beach Center within 3 days. Erica stayed retired.

* Also, Kauai people are fabulous and we met all kinds of people and melded in quite easily. It may have helped that we were from beach cities and lived that life style. Also, respecting everyone and living aloha made life easy for us.

* Before moving over, we were on a residence hunting vacation, and had employed a real estate property management lady to find us a place for a long term rental. She had picked some out, and we made a special trip to look at the properties. That worked out, and we then gave our notices back on the mainland, and started the process to move.

* If you do not ship your car, there is an excellent used vehicle company called Ohana Motors, just across the road from Costco Gas Station in Puhi ( Lihue ). They had a very high reputation when we lived there, but, we had our own personal vehicle shipped.

* Also, we became part of the island and volunteered for beach and river and harbor clean ups, we joined Malama Maha'ulepu, and Sierra Club and became hike leaders. We joined the Kauai Athletic and worked out several days a week, and met all kinds of great people from all walks of life. We loved Kauai and her people, locals, residents, and visitors. We had as marvelous life.

* Also, we were active hiking, snorkeling , kayaking, and getting out an meeting people island wide.

Kauai is fairly expensive, but we worked around that with Costco, shopping and fuel, Some super market items, hopefully on sale, get a membership card for safeway, And picedk up produce at the weekly sunshine markets. We found real happy hours for drinks and meals .

I have go get, dinner is ready, but we really planned and prepared for our move, and everything worked out well.

I now there is a nursing training program at KCC.....kauai community college.

And some one mentioned a good handyman that is absolutely skilled and responsible, even when the surf is up might be a good idea . Steady and permanent. Not piece meal and short duration.

All that is up to you.

E Komo Mai

Welcome to kauai.

Aloha
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Old 02-03-2018, 07:54 AM
 
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I'm using past tense since we no longer live on island.

Why did you leave Kauai?
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Old 02-03-2018, 08:04 AM
 
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I'm not very good at posting. The "I'm using past tense since we no longer live on island" is what someone else wrote and I was asking why they left Kauai. (Sorry for any confusion.)
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Old 02-03-2018, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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I'm not very good at posting. The "I'm using past tense since we no longer live on island" is what someone else wrote and I was asking why they left Kauai. (Sorry for any confusion.)
Go to their post. In the lower right corner, click on "Quote". Then it will show up like your comment shows up here. That way we will know who you are talking to.
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