Texas atmosphere

  1. In need of some relocation advice. I'm a emergency nurse in California thinking of moving to San Antonio or Dallas area. I am the sole income for 7 people so pay rates are a bit concerning to me. How much can a rn with 14 years experience expect to make there? How many rooms are you typically assigned in Texas ers. Here we do 3 critical care rooms or 4 general care, or 6 fast track per rn. I'm debating moving now or getting my fnp and then moving. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to pm me.
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  3. by   Nalon1 RN/EMT-P
    There are no set pt ratios in Texas, it is facility dependent.

    You will take a big pay cut moving to Texas, but the cost of living is also a lot lower, several I know that have moved here from California said they have come out ahead, even with less pay.
    Dallas pays a little more than San Antonio, but is more competitive (although 14 yrs experience will help a lot, and if you have a BSN, even more so). No idea on actual pay for the areas, but I know in Houston (which tends to run around what Dallas pays) it is $36-40/hr.
  4. by   ranaesx4
    It's a thought, I have bsn, debating getting my aprn prior to moving.... Looking at corpus too. Only thing that has me worried is I live in a low cost of living area of California, I pay 1300 for rent, . No ratios in eds here either only inpatient. How many rooms do typically eds in Texas assign you to, here it's 2 to as many as 5