I am an R.N. in the FNP program. The program I'm in allows me to do it anywhere, and I'm thinking of moving to Austin during the last half. This means it becomes my responsibility to secure clinical sites and preceptors instead of being assigned to them if I remained in NM. My question are:
How is the job market for R.Ns
How many FNP programs does Austin have?
How is the job market for FNPs?
Can they write prescriptions for controlled substances and what is the collaborative agreement like?
What is the average salary for both R.Ns and FNPs?
How is your overall economy and housing market?
How strict is your BON? I was reading some of the disciplinary actions and it looked a if they revoked somebody for being diagnosed as bipolar? I thought that was illegal? I'm not bipolar, but I have heard Texas is strict and any mistake the BON revokes, but of course this could be rumor from people unwilling to look at their part.
If there are any FNPs on here who would be willing to talk to me mentor me through this decision I would be forever grateful.