New registered nurses make 160-180k in private hospitals, and registered nurses with a few years of experience (2-5 yoe) make 180-240k in private hospitals. If they do overtime, I have heard of RNs earning close to 300k but those are the workaholic ones. Nurse practitioners make 200k+ in private hospitals. Market is hot and if you get into a state hospital, the pension plan is 70% of the pay. TC is all cash and no one really worries about job securities.
This TC is mainly in the Bay Area though because of high cost of living. I have heard of people flying into SF to work a few weeks of the month and return to their home state to chill the rest of the time.