First time move to US (LUBBOCK,TX UMC)

  1. Hi,

    I have been a nurse for a little over a year. I was born and raised in a US territory. I have been a nurse for a little over a year on a Medical unit. I interviewed and got an opportunity to work at UMC in Lubbock, TX (nuero or Med/Surg ICU). I am a little nervous but the team has ensured me that they are a teaching hospital and I am willing to learn.

    Can anyone let me know if they have any experience working at UMC and about the area? Apt/rental average cost? Daycare/school average cost?, commute time to/from work? etc., I am traveling with my partner and my two toddlers, ages 3 and 1.

    Thanks in advance.
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  3. by   maggieHHH
    hi! i went to school out in lubbock and i miss it all the time. you are gonna have a great time. I cant speak for the hospital because i was only a student at TECH. the town is lovely, everyone is so nice and the west texas hospitality really shines through. the town is run by texas tech. when school is on the town seems busy and full but once classes are over its calms down. the weather is ever changing. it can snow in the morning and then be about 80 degrees in the afternoon. its a relatively safe town with its sketchy parts. Rent is reasonable. the farther from the university campus the cheaper.