I have been a nurse since 2006, working in ICU's since 200,7 with 3 yrs of PACU experience thrown in there. I was also a Transplant Coordinator for New York Organ Donor Network for 8 months. I have a vast amount of experience, but it is really hard for me to get a job in NYC with only an associates due to all hospitals wanting magnet status. I won't receive my BSN until next year, but I need to work NOW! I have made the decision to move down to Tx, but am not sure in the cities. My choices were Houston, Corpus Christi, Dallas, and San Antonio. I have only worked in level one trauma center in teaching facilities, and I must be challenged when I go to work, ohterwise I will get bored. I am a single mom of a 7 yr old daughter and that is what I'm most afraid of. I hope I can find child care and make the right choice in which neighborhoods to raise her in. PLEASE, if you moved from NY to Tx or are Tx native, I would love to you your advice!