Central Texas, please

  1. Anyone with information about nursing in Temple, Texas or surrounding areas? Am currently working as a Public Health Nurse, but also experienced Hospice. I am thinking about relocating as my aging parents live in the area. Thanks for your help!!
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  3. by   Cherish
    Look into the Scott & White system (hospitals, clinics, outpatient, etc). There's different ones in Temple, Belton and Killeen (houses ft. hood...15 mins from Belton). There is also Waco which is 30 mins from Temple, which has many hospitals and Baylor University. Then there is Austin which is 45 mins from Killeen. If you want a higher pay I would look into working in Waco, Austin (or Georgetown).
  4. by   PMHNP10
    Quote from Cherish
    Look into the Scott & White system (hospitals, clinics, outpatient, etc). There's different ones in Temple, Belton and Killeen (houses ft. hood...15 mins from Belton). There is also Waco which is 30 mins from Temple, which has many hospitals and Baylor University. Then there is Austin which is 45 mins from Killeen. If you want a higher pay I would look into working in Waco, Austin (or Georgetown).
    Austin, perhaps....waco...nah. I started in waco in 2002 and got about 18/hr plus diffs...Scott and White in temple as well as the 2 hospitals in Waco remain competitive, so any difference in pay is insignificant.
  5. by   cynthia_donne
    Quote from Spiritwalker
    Anyone with information about nursing in Temple, Texas or surrounding areas? Am currently working as a Public Health Nurse, but also experienced Hospice. I am thinking about relocating as my aging parents live in the area. Thanks for your help!!

    I AM IN HOME HEALTH IN THE CENTRAL TEXAS AREA, AS FAR AS TEMPLE GOES THERE ARE TWO EXCELLENT HOSPICE AGENCIES. THE ONLY THING ABOUT THE HOSPICE NSG, FROM WHAT I HAVE SEEN, THEY COVER ALOT OF AREA AND ALSO WORK ALOT OF ODD HOURS. CENTRAL TEXAS IS RELATIVELY SAFE AREA TO DO HOME OR HOSPICE NSG. OF COURSE THERE ARE TWO LARGE HOSPITALS IN TEMPLE THAT ALSO ARE AN OPTION. THE PAYSCALE IS NOT AS HIGH AS IN MANY OF THE AREAS IN TEXAS. ANOTHER OPTION IS HOSPITAL NSG IN AUSTIN, WHICH ISN'T TOO FAR. MANY NURSES FROM THIS AREA GO TO AUSTIN JUST A COUPLE DAYS A WEEK AND WORK, OR DALLAS. THEY DO THE TWO LONG DAYS AND ARE OFF THE REST. THERE ARE OPTIONS HERE. GOOD LUCK....CYNTHIA

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