This is my first post so a short intro is in order. I am currently residing in northern Louisiana. Three years ago, I started researching areas of the country to relocate and practice nursing. It was easy for me to decide on NM. I hate the humidity here in the South. Summers are 90+ degrees with 60-70% humidity. Also the culture here is lacking. I took a trip out to NM earlier last summer and loved it, I didn't want to go home.
I graduated from an ADN degree, passed state boards, and am now working for a large health system called Willis Knighton in the ICU/stepdown unit as a registered nurse. I want to start in the ICU after a year on stepdown, and from there I will look into CRNA. I owe this hospital two years of service, and then plan to move to NM around the first part of 2008.
I am writing to inquire about CRNA programs in NM. I'm certain that if there are any, they are in ABQ and associated with UNM. We have a program here at LSUMC in Shreveport, but if I can get into one out there-all the better.
The market is flooded with CRNA's here and probably in Dallas two. I've heard that there are more opportunities in rural areas. So how is the market in NM's cities? I'm open to almost any location in NM.