As of the end of February, that has changed! The last week of February, I was offered a part-time Registered Nurse position in the Urgent Care Clinic in a small-ish (college) town about 50 minutes away from my hometown. My brother and sister both go to school in that town, so I have people I know there (at least until summer comes).
I went down last Tuesday and looked at two apartments and returned to sign my lease yesterday. The apartments in Winona are older, so it's by no means a gated community with a pool, work-out room, and super updated anything. But it is big for a 1 bedroom apartment and the rent is super cheap and it is literally 150 feet from my new job.
Speaking of my job, I'm super excited about getting to practice what I went to school for. I am also extremely nervous because I feel so out of practice. I haven't had a patient since November 2012. I'll be triaging, rooming patients, working with the roomed patients, starting IVs, etc.
In addition to all this apartment hunting, furniture buying, moving drama, my sister is in surgery right now to have her gall bladder removed. Our family likes a little excitement every now and then.
I'll leave you with some apartment pictures from yesterday. We cleaned a little bit and dropped off some stuff. They are currently in the midst of fixing the oven/stove and replacing the bathroom floor, so don't mind the toilet just laying in the hallway!
Front door with an area to take shoes off/hang up coats
One side of the living room. There's a small deck off the front.
Living room/dining room
Looking from living room into dining room/kitchen/bedroom
One half of the bathroom where they removed the toilet
Walk-in closet. I can now fit all my clothes! Ha!
You can bet there will be before and after pictures!