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Old 12-16-2011, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Virgin Islands
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I've been looking at cna jobs as well im a cna in wisconsin but there not paying much more in nd than they are in wisconsin. make 11.14 now and I havent seen anything more than 12/hr in western nd, not worth it in my opinion. The sign on bonus i dont think is worth it, its a one time deal.
11.14 isint really accurate....I know thats what they advertise, but if you have more experience its looking like 13-15. I would just apply and see what they offer you.
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:34 PM
 
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hey dutygal86 - a few questions for you if you would be so kind; what type of housing are they giving your cna friend? apt, motel, man camp? and how much does she pay for it, or does the hospital pay? also, as far as the signing bonus, do you know how long the cna will work there before she gets it? lastly, do you know how much she got for the relocation package you mentioned? thank you much!
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:38 PM
 
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im moving to southDakota in the summer, can anybody tell me about cna jobs and hourly wage?
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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im moving to southDakota in the summer, can anybody tell me about cna jobs and hourly wage?
South Dakota, or North Dakota? Which are you enquiring about?
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:02 PM
 
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I've been looking at cna jobs as well im a cna in wisconsin but there not paying much more in nd than they are in wisconsin. make 11.14 now and I havent seen anything more than 12/hr in western nd, not worth it in my opinion. The sign on bonus i dont think is worth it, its a one time deal.
The sign on might cover a deposit on a rental that would cost about twice that amount per month, unless they want first, last and security. I wouldn't move to the oil patch unless you'r making big money....The cost of living would eat up any excess. Just my opinion.
Here is a link to Mercy Medical....The only hospital. http://www.mercy-williston.org/
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Minot, ND
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You don't need to be in the oil patch for those type of jobs. Even in Minot they are looking for nurses of all types. Pay is very decent, but look at the cost of living comparing from state to state.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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I understand the allure of moving to the boom town, but realize it's like living in a very cold Saudi Arabia where Americans trade years of their lives in exchange for hefty sums.

There is an "all work" vibe up there which doesn't seem pleasant for your free time.

So please consider elsewhere unless you can visit first to confirm my experience.
Convoys - Williston Sept 2013 (Alexander, North Dakota ) - YouTube
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:09 AM
 
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... There is an "all work" vibe up there which doesn't seem pleasant for your free time.
Devil's advocate here.

That's frequently the case, but not universal. Many of the mancamp residents I know are looking forward to hunting and fishing when it warms up.

I'm looking forward to mountain biking some of the back roads and exploring Lewis & Clark sites along the river. Some of that will be biking the river and sites.

Many of them are moving their wives up and even enrolling kids in the school in the small town outside Williston where we live.

It helps that my company supports bringing up the wives and upgrades them from mancamp to actual two-bed apartments.

From what I've heard, these experiences are not typical. I think notoriouskelly is right, perhaps, 60-70% of the time.
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