Nursing in the VI
I am thinking of coming to work in the VI as a nurse. Currently I work on a CVICU in OH. What hospital do you recommend working at? Is it better to go as a traveling nurse? What is the pay like, as I understand that it is not as good as in the states? Any information is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
I have some information that can help you. I currently work at Roy Lester Schneider Hospital on St. Thomas, that is the only hospital on St. Thomas and St. John. I would absolutely come as a traveler before you decide to move down here permanently. As an RN, BSN you make approx $20-25 an hour if you are staff. If you come as a traveler you make $25-27 an hour plus housing allowance which is $800-1,000 monthly. Your contract is usually only three months but they are very willing to extend if you'd like. I hope this helps a little.
good luck with your decision!
Have had relatives in need of the Cleveland Clinic. Never my self (Knocking on wood). I am not a nurse btw. Good luck with everything and don't limit yourself to just Stt. The traveling programs work with the hospitol on StX as well. I will be on StX, if you ever need anything from that end, send me a private message(PM) and let me know.