Hospitals near Ft. Hood

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    I was wondering if anyone could give me some information about hospitals within driving distance from Ft. Hood? I'm not sure which side of town we will live on, yet so I guess any information about hospitals within 1 hour would be great.

    Are there any hospitals to completely avoid? And what does hiring look like now for new grads? I know some areas of the country it's hard to find work and others is not. Also, can anyone tell me what a new RN starts out making in the area hospitals?

    Thanks in advance!
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    The biggest hospital in the area is Scott and White in Temple (30 min-ish drive). Kings Daughters is a smaller hospital in Temple. Killeen has one, Metroplex, and it's some sort of religious one (Adventist maybe? not Catholic). Darnall is the on base hospital and is pretty big and I think they were renovating the ER last time I was there. They used to use civilians, since I had a civilian nurse when I was there, but it's been a few years.

    Sorry that I don't have any nursing experience--just patient experience!
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    Thanks, I appreciate the info!
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    most of the hospitals in the area are owned at least in part by scott and white. S and W is the teaching hospital and trauma 1 hospital in the area. Metroplex I hear needs nurses. Both hopsitals have internship programs although it maybe to late to apply for this coming summer. (I'm not sure if you were interested in that)
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    DO yall know of any BSN or second degree BSN nursing schools and programs in the area? Husband is PCSing to Fort Hood...