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Old 03-16-2019, 01:52 PM
 
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Of course, networking is important here as it is everywhere. The better jobs will be the private ones where you are most likely to get paid more and in cash. You can do this on the side if you can't do it full time.
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Old 03-16-2019, 08:21 PM
 
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Don't be nervous! It was great that you came here, and gave it a shot, and had a chance to look around. Your decisions sounds sensible, your goals sound sensible - and if things change in your life, you can always come back. And if you're lucky, you will have picked up the New Yorky kind of speed and efficiency, and that will help you in the future.

Best of luck!
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Well I work in private duty so I don't know if it counts? So far the places I've had jobs hired me out of need even though I didn't have any experience at the time. Granted I initially started with the staffing agencies. I'm not sure how I'm going to network for a place I've never been with no known relatives or friends living there.

Yea I agree on coming right back. At least I would know the place. Only issue is the housing market here is insane and temporary lodging like hotels and hostels are cost prohibitive. So I wanna make sure there's not a need for me to come back. Once I get all debt paid off I may revisit the idea of coming back.
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Miami is nice in WInter but Hellish in Summer
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:03 AM
 
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The online programs are only if you already have your RN. So I can't do those. I think you are confusing those with Rn to BSN which there are plenty of those. And I've looked at so many colleges. For the 2 year aline I am still looking at 3 years of classes.

Truth is they can't afford to phase out the LPNs because they don't even have enough RNs. Plus, we can do a lot of the same things an RN can do for cheaper, especially if it's outside the hospital. And in nyc I have seen several hospitals hiring LPNs where they were supposedly phasing them out.

But I'm not really here to talk about that. I am not going to get hung up on education because it is very costly for a single person without outside support. I also won't be responding or continuing on this conversation about this "you should get your whole rn thing" because 1: it's giving me a headache especially when talking to someone who probably isn't even in the med field 2: the post is straying far off topic.

I merely wanted to see if it is normal to be nervous about leaving the city since I've been here in this state for 3 years and just want a change.
Human beings are the most resistant to change, so I would say that yes, it is normal for anybody to feel nervous about leaving a city they've lived in for a few years.
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Old 03-18-2019, 04:56 PM
 
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You only live this life once. If you want a change...move. If you move and then are unhappy move back.
Don't be afraid or nervous to do what you want. Money comes, money goes, jobs are always to be found for the motivated who wants one. As long as you keep your self above water financially and don't go into debt the world is yours for the taking.
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Old 03-26-2019, 12:01 AM
 
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I grew up in NYC, spent 5 years in South Florida, and moved back here 2 years ago. I was somewhat bored in South Florida and missed all the dynamic energy, diverse ethnicity and great food that NYC had to offer. Sure the subway commute might be somewhat bad, but traffic during rush hours in Florida is just as bad (not as long though). Stepping outside instantly feels like a sauna for the majority of the year.

Both cities have good sides (beaches in Miami vs Central Park in NYC), but for me the main different was that Florida felt like a place to go and die while New York City was a place to feel alive. It's not for everyone.
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:25 AM
 
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I recall visiting Miami and while it was nice I wasn't sure if it's somewhere I could live. I do remember being a bit bored at times in spite of the warm weather, much the same feeling I got in my hometown in TN.
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:44 PM
 
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I grew up in NYC, spent 5 years in South Florida, and moved back here 2 years ago. I was somewhat bored in South Florida and missed all the dynamic energy, diverse ethnicity and great food that NYC had to offer. Sure the subway commute might be somewhat bad, but traffic during rush hours in Florida is just as bad (not as long though). Stepping outside instantly feels like a sauna for the majority of the year.

Both cities have good sides (beaches in Miami vs Central Park in NYC), but for me the main different was that Florida felt like a place to go and die while New York City was a place to feel alive. It's not for everyone.

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