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- Oct 20, '11 by brandy1017Quote from MarteHome health nurses making $80 grand where are you getting those figures. Home health usually pays less than the hospital and worse benefits! I'd like to know how I can be a home health nurse and make $80,000! LOLIm in south texas in mcallen. Dry oh so dry. No jobs in hospitals. Few patients. Home Healths are closing down and those nurses used to getting 80 grand are now applying at hospitals for a little over half as much. Those of us that work in the hospital are getting sent home and we r losing so many hours. Then there is this hospital which has a nurses union and they are picketing for better and safer nurse patient ratios. I dont blame them. Spillover violence from our neighbors in Mexico is keeping SnowBird people away. I cant blame them ether. Oh well, thats McAllen Yall!
- Oct 20, '11 by not.done.yetTexas is the magic land of nursing, haven't you heard? Those of us who live here just don't realize it.
- Oct 20, '11 by TheCommuterQuote from not.done.yetYou're preaching to the choir. . .Texas is the magic land of nursing, haven't you heard? Those of us who live here just don't realize it.
I've been living here in Texas for 6 years. When I first came here in 2005, nursing jobs were very plentiful. However, the nursing job market in the major cities began to slowly disintegrate soon after the Great Recession started.
Although facilities post plenty of job openings for nurses, this does not necessarily mean they they intend to hire anybody. Major hospitals and other healthcare facilities are mandated by internal policies to post their open positions, even though they purposely plan to run short on staffing and not hire anyone. Or, more commonly, HR must post the job opening and interview a few people even though they already knew that they were going to hire a person whom the manager personally knew. Any long-term job seeker can tell you that they see the same old job postings being recycled over and over.
- Oct 21, '11 by melby87Quote from not.done.yetLike I said, I don't live in Texas, I have no idea what your situation is down there. And as you said above, you are glad the OP posted this because people seem to think Texas is the promised land for jobs but it really is not. I did not know that. But now I have learned something new because of you and the OP, so thanks.LVN/LPN were phased out of the hospital setting in Texas a long time ago, just like most places. And the push in Texas hospitals in the major cities is for a BSN work force. Can you say where you are getting your information? Because this is just kind of bizarre.