My wife is a nurse, and yes they're always hiring pretty much everywhere. Phoenix is the sixth largest city in the United States and we Tucsonans tease them about many things (especially when it comes to college sports) but it is a fine city to live. Kind of like a mini LA without all the liberals. Somehow we ended up with every bleeding heart and his boyfriend down here in Tucson.
Anyhow, gun laws are pretty simple. In a nutshell:
- If you're not a prohibited possessor you can OC (OC means plainly visible so as to put everyone on notice you are armed).
If you want to carry concealed, there is an 8 hour course to get your CWP, requires finger prints and a background check.
Can't carry in an establishment that sells alcohol for consumption on the premises. (soon to change)
Can't carry in parks if they're posted unless you have a CWP.
Can't carry on school grounds.
Can't carry at a polling place on election day.
State preemption is in force.
Beyond that, get yourself a copy of the book Arizona Gun Owners Guide by Alan Korwin (Bloomfield Press) and definitely join AZCDL.