I will be graduating with my BSN in Chicago next month so I am planning to have my license by lets just say April 1st (im giving about 5-6 weeks to get the NCLEX done). I plan to move down to Texas as soon as I get my license here and just start the reciprocity process down there. I have lived in the valley before and have a lot of family down there so that part I am not worried about.
So what I am wondering is it really possible to get a hospital job down there as a new grad? I don't really mind what floor or shift. We are moving since my husband has a job down there. Could you tell me what is the starting range for a new grad down there? I have an offer here in a long term care and its $25/hr and don't feel comfortable going under that, but I due know Texas rates might be lower. Any advice on what hospitals to apply too? I looked on several hospital websites and there was ALOT of RN positions.
Thanks in Advance!