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hecate
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Hi, I'm a LPN/LVN nurse that enjoys correctional nursing. I've wanted a move for a while but convincing Dear Hubby will start when I've got my ducks herded up. I'm looking for middle to upper low economic setting. Not gang riddled but cheap and casual - OK to walk to the market and let the kids play soccer in the street . My DH is from Mexico he's an electrician /general construction with concrete experience ....is work hard to come by? Does anyone know of the jails or prisons, do one have to be an RN? Here in Ga LPNs are the main staffing of "Medical Behind The Wall". We have 3 children, middle and elem age. How are the schools? Then very importantly my question are...1) Since VI is a terr of the US, does are the RN programs have long waiting lists? 2) what neighborhoods should I look at ? Even if the school isn't A+ I'd be willing to do supplemental home studies. What island is the most affordable to start off on? Any info would be most helpful. Thanks 😎

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Bombi
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VIDOL

VI Dept of Labor.

an old post about Golden Grove Prison on STX

https://www.vimovingcenter.com/talk/read.php?4,71978

Juan Luis Hospital STX

http://www.career.vi/employer/Juan_F_Luis_Hospital_72.html

University of the Virgin Islands nursing program
http://www.uvi.edu/sites/uvi/Pages/Nursing-Home.aspx?s=AC

Nurses are needed on STX. Construction Jobs are scarce but good tradesmen are always in demand. Wages are lower and the cost of living is high but it is a beautiful place. Good luck. Try searching the forum there has been numerous posts about nurses in the VI.

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East Ender
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They also employ nurses in the jail system, not sure if you need an RN, but suspect not. The VI Daily News is advertising that they are going to print the salaries of all government workers tomorrow, which will give you a good idea about if you could afford life here with three children. Have you visited the VI? Neighborhoods are not as homogeneous as they are in the states. One can pick out what they feel is a very nice neighborhood and suddenly someone builds a monstrosity with derelict boats and water trucks in the yard. Or you can have feral cats and chickens disturbing your tranquil life. Pit bulls staked out in the yard? Half-finished houses? All part of the scenery.;) When you say your DH is from Mexico; is he a US citizen or does he have a Green Card?

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hecate
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WOW I wasn't expecting responses so quick - THANKS! I've checked out UVI and my credits will transfer so that looks good. Then the jobs in nursing ...now, I work at a lot of correctional facilities but the one I LOVE is a small co jail 250 inmates and very laid back so I want to look at co jails in the VI. We've moved to Mexico before so I have an abstract idea, maybe?(about buildings half done and dogs and chickens and do as u will attitude) But for past visits, no I haven't visited VI but the Bahamas yes. My DH is on visa status still but we are going to the consulate in a while. I'm going to trans my licence and look for a job this spring to hopefully make the move during the summer. Again thanks for any responses

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East Ender
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Oh, nurses and teachers get my immediate attention. Bartenders, not so much!;)

The legal status deal needs to be clear before you get here, quite honestly.

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