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Old 12-02-2010, 10:08 PM
 
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I am considering taking a 3 month job in Anchorage starting in January. I would be working in Providence hospital. I am not planning on driving because of the distance and I have a Honda Accord, which is probably not a great snow car. How is getting around in Anchorage w/o a car. I was thinking of using taxis and renting cars a couple of days a week. What's the daily charge for a small car. What are good areas to live around Providence? I am looking for a 1 bedroom or even a studio. What are average prices for these types of apartments?

Since I will be only living there for 3 months, I don't plan to bring anything except what I can carry in suitcases and maybe have a few things shipped. I would buy minimal cheap furniture.

I appreciate any help, suggestions is appreciated. I'm from Maryland, so we do have occasional snow although nothing like Anchorage I'm sure. Anyone work at Providence want to give me a heads up about the hospital?

Thanks

John
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Lyons, France, Whidbey Island WA
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Have your company furnish an apt for you. Costs about $200/month. You will frustrate yourself picking up furniture here.

Prov is the big game in town. busy. try and live around the University which is closeby to the hospital. You can walk to work. Tell them to put the savings into housewares. Travel lighter. Bring a down coat and gloves. You should be fine.

Anchorage is fun. Did I say travel light?
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Boots would be good too!! Taxis can be expensive, there are buses. When I moved up here a year ago, I rented a car until my pick up was shipped up here. It was approximately $700/month at that time. It is cheaper to rent for the month versus renting for a week. You might check Craig's List. Sometimes there are advertisements where people that are snow birds and head south for the winte put their place up for rent for a few months. Will you be working for an agency??? If so, the agency usually helps negiotiate lodging for you.
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:14 AM
 
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Thanks for the advice. The company I work for would want $3000/month of my income to provide me w/ a furnished apartment. For that price I can rent an apartment, but some junk furniture, and have money left over. I might luck into an apartment in someone's house. I guess I can check Craigslist.
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Homosassa, Florida
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roomates.com has good size list for roomates in Anchorage.
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:03 AM
 
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Thanks for the advice. The company I work for would want $3000/month of my income to provide me w/ a furnished apartment. For that price I can rent an apartment, but some junk furniture, and have money left over. I might luck into an apartment in someone's house. I guess I can check Craigslist.
Your workin' for the wrong travel agency then. My wife works with some traveling nurses that are only paying $500 a month for a furnished place through their agency.
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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I agree, you are working for the wrong agency!
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:17 PM
 
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I also am considering this same travel contract at Providence. I agree you are with the wrong agency...my agency is offering a rental car and free private furnished housing...or you can take the stipend and get your own. What is your specialty? If its not the same as mine I can refer you to my agency if you haven't already submitted for the position. My suggestion is to rent a furnished bedroom and take the stipend if you want to get the most for your $$ either way.
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Old 12-24-2010, 08:50 PM
 
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Default travel nursing

i a an rn and am interested in travel nursing. i would love to go to alaska. what travel company are you with and your recruiter name?
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Old 12-26-2010, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Do you do L & D?
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