I'm currently in nursing school getting my BSN from Texas Tech in Lubbock. UMC is the teaching hospital associated with Texas Tech and has a great reputation! I've done about half of my clinicals there and found it to be a great atmosphere and very conductive to my learning. However, they're are three nursing schools the the immediate area, and three more in the region, so competition for those internships is fierce! Obviously GPA is a big deciding factor as well as clinical instructor recommendations. Unfortunately they are also very preferential towards BSN GNs, especially those who graduated from the TTU program. The nursing recruiter I spoke with said that in the past few years they've been able to be very selective because of an influx of people to the region (there's been a BIG oil boom around here) and the difficult job markets in some of the bigger cities (Dallas, Austin, Houston). Just out of curiosity, why the interest in Lubbock? The job market here might be better than Cali, but if you've never been to West Texas before you might be in for some culture shock. That being said, I would still definitely apply! Lubbock is a friendly little city once your used to it and UMC would be a great place for a new nurse to learn and gain experience. Plus, if you decided to get your BSN in the future, TTU has an amazing RN to BSN program!