Good news for JK and family

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JKosprey
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Good news for JK and family

Post by JKosprey » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:47 am

So, I've loosely posted about my wildlife degree and my struggles in finding steady work I could afford to do. Last year I went back to my earlier career of EMS. I took a job with a busy commercial EMS agency to fill the gaps and started a second degree with the intent of knocking out prerequisites for PA school.

While in the process, I realized that nursing school was a better option. PA school has a gap year (and a half) before starting. As a married 29 year old, we're hoping to start a family sooner rather than later, and nursing school could be started this very fall....and the further educational options (BSN, MSN, NP) are all designed for the working nurse. This means I can earn money while still working my way up to mid-level practitioner.

The Mrs. is from New Hampshire, and we've wanted to move back for quite awhile now. Today I got the first (of hopefully several) letters of acceptance. I've been accepted into a nursing program in New Hampshire, and will finally be leaving New York within the next few months!

I'm poor as shit, so I can't reap the benefits now. But I'm looking at:
-No income tax
-Constitutional Carry
-Class III unrestricted
-28-state reciprocity with a $10 optional permit

And of course, a direct path to a career where I can finally earn a decent living and start a family.

No real point here, but I wanted to share the joy. Cheers, all!

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Re: Good news for JK and family

Post by Jered » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:06 am

Congrats!
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Re: Good news for JK and family

Post by Netpackrat » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:11 am

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Re: Good news for JK and family

Post by HTRN » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:48 am

JKosprey wrote: -No income tax
New Hampshire does have higher than average real estate taxes, so be sure to enquire about the annual tax bill when looking at property. :geek:

The big downside of New Hampshire is if your anywhere remotely feasible as a commute to Boston, you'll have Massholes living next to you. :|
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Re: Good news for JK and family

Post by Cobar » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:00 am

Congratulations

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Re: Good news for JK and family

Post by Steamforger » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:34 pm

My sister eventually went the nursing route and is a nurse anesthetist (sp?) now. She makes about double what I do as a Project Engineer. For a 30-40 hour week. No nights , weekends, hearts, or heads. A friend of hers from school working down in El Paso came in at almost $400k this last year hustling some crazy OT.

Like she says though, "Putting them to sleep is easy. Waking them back up again is the important part."

Congrats on the move and acceptance!

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Re: Good news for JK and family

Post by First Shirt » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:29 pm

Steamforger wrote: Like she says though, "Putting them to sleep is easy. Waking them back up again is the important part."
Like emergency medicine: Air goes in and out, blood goes round and round. Any change in that is a bad thing!
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Re: Good news for JK and family

Post by Weetabix » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:31 pm

Nice! We vacationed in lovely New Hampshire last year. It was delightful. And nursing, from what I've been told, is a good gig - especially if you progress as you plan to.
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Post by Precision » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:07 pm

Getting out of NY
Getting a line on getting paid better
Access to cool gunny stuff
Getting your Constitutional Rights back.

It is a damn good bit of news.
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Re: Good news for JK and family

Post by randy » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:42 pm

Cool! Congrats
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