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by RNICUTX

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So, I see all of these posts regarding the new grad market in Houston being so terrible, but what about nurses with experience, but not much? My husband's group is being transferred to Houston from West TX sometime between... Read More


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    I've lived in HOU all my life. Not just near the Med Center, but Spring Branch/Memorial City area, Sugar Land, Pear Land, and even Cypress ~ which I love the most because of the demographics, no flooding, & trees/space. Mind you, I commuted to the Medical Center for school and even work. I'm familiar either by working or clinicals at The Methodist Hospital (med center/ Sugar Land / Willowbrook), Hermann Hospital (med center & Memorial), Texas Children's Hosp and Harris County Hosp (Ben Taub & LBJ).

    HOUSTON is big and you're in the right place to get as much experience as you can. I wish I didn't have to relocate, but I could go back to the Med Center, I would!!!! I already miss the Southern hospitality, food, & people. Commute is a b*tch... I wouldn't even say that if I didn't live it every day I worked and on my days off. Remember, if you work in the Med Center, you have to take classes/inservices in your hosp; so, factor in another day of driving thru traffic, even if you work nights, which I did a lot. You can park & ride conveniently if you lived in Sugar Land. Otherwise, get a 1000-1800 shift, which I had once.

    The Woodlands & Katy area is booming too...

    Really, any of the hospitals in HOU is a "good place to work" as long as you find that specialty/unit you fall in love with.
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    Quote from fjellerup
    Kdrenee,
    may I ask what I could expect as pay as a pca in the med center? I have a few years experience and do blood, and I want to know what to ask.

    I worked at an Houston area hca facility my last yr in nursing school as a prn nurse "intern" aka tech/nurse assistant and got paid $12/hr.
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    Quote from SNB1014

    I worked at an Houston area hca facility my last yr in nursing school as a prn nurse "intern" aka tech/nurse assistant and got paid $12/hr.
    What?!! Which HCA facility if you don't mind me asking? I had a job offer with an HCA hospital (kingwood med) and it only paid $9 and hour!
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    Anyone know anything about the Memorial Hermann New Grad program?


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