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Old 10-11-2010, 12:57 AM
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My mother just graduated nursing school, and we are tired of living in southern california. we want to relocate to a small town, but must be near a hospital, preferably one with a new grad program. we have been thinking about oregon or washington b/c we have family near, but are open to any where. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:58 PM
Location: Missouri
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My suggestion would be to stay near family.
But if you are looking for true rural living, check out the area surrounding Bolivar, MO.
Bolivar Chamber Of Commerce - Helping The Area Grow
Bolivar is home to a small but very good and growing hospital system.
Citizens Memorial Healthcare - Bolivar, MO
They would not only have hospital positions for your mom, but also home care, long term care, medical clinics and offices, and hospice.
You would also be less than an hour from Springfield, MO, which is home to a decent airport (to fly west and visit family), and three or four universities (in case you or mom want to further your education). Bolivar has a private university and a tech school as well.
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:02 PM
Location: NW Montana
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Congrats to your mom, funrunner.

Here's three places (there are many more, I'm certain) where the hospitals are happy to get nursing help, even recent graduates. All are small towns, and all have hospitals in them:

Plains, MT (Clark Fork Hospital); Polson, MT (St. Joseph's Hospital) ; and Ronan, MT (St. Luke's Hospital).

Use the City-Data.com community search pages for additional info.

Good Luck,

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Old 10-18-2010, 01:25 AM
Location: Victoria TX
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Just go get a good job in a hospital in a city with 50-100K. You can always find a nice small town within 30 miles of there.
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:47 PM
Location: Washington State
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What kind of town are you looking at? There are hospitals in small towns every where. Most of them are thrilled to get any qualified nurse.
Here in Central Washington we have 3 hospitals with-in 30 miles that serve about 20 different small towns.
If you are looking to move to WA or OR first thing you should decide it wether you like it sunny and seasonal or slightly wet but fairly steady temps.
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:09 PM
Location: Neither here nor there
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How far away from "the big city" do you want to get? Do you want to move to another state? Most small towns of 1000 or more residents will already have a hospital, depending how far away they are from a larger city. Some will be fully staffed but many will not and will be happy to take on a new grad. Start checking online in an area you are interested in and then locate the nearest hospital and give them a call.
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:48 PM
Location: 304
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Clendenin, West By God Virginia!!!!

20 miles from Charleston, WV

Charleston Area Medical Center is a great hospital and has 4 large location
Memorial---Heart and Cancer
Women & Childrens--- the name speaks for itself
Putnam General---suburban hospital

St. Thomas Health Systems is also good and has 2 locations
St. Marys--- downtown
Thomas Memorial--- Spring Hill

here is a link about Clendenin---Need of new life
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:27 PM
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Danville, PA (Geisinger) and Sayre, PA (Guthrie) are small non-suburban towns with regional destination medical centers.

Also Hershey, PA (Penn State medical campus) though most would call it suburban.
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