North Texas = Few Jobs?

  1. I am moving to the Dallas/Fort Worth area next week and wanted to ask a question. Someone had indicated that North Texas has very few nursing opportunities. I just wanted to know if there was any truth to this person's statement. If it is true, then I am worried about my future. :uhoh21:
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  3. by   NurseLatteDNP
    I am in North Texas and they need nurses so bad, that different hospitals come to our nursing school every week trying to recruite nurses. They even compete with each other over money and benefits. Just look at all the websites of the hospitals and you will see how many nurses they are hiring. I have heared that it is difficult to find a job as a LVN, but not as a RN.
  4. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from kiyatylese
    I am in North Texas and they need nurses so bad, that different hospitals come to our nursing school every week trying to recruite nurses. They even compete with each other over money and benefits. Just look at all the websites of the hospitals and you will see how many nurses they are hiring. I have heared that it is difficult to find a job as a LVN, but not as a RN.
    I have two things working against me: I'm a VN as well as an inexperienced newbie since I just graduated from school. :uhoh21:
  5. by   NurseLatteDNP
    I would not be discouraged. I am sure you will find something that you like.
  6. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from kiyatylese
    I would not be discouraged. I am sure you will find something that you like.
    Thanks!
  7. by   RedHeadNurse2B
    I am in VN school right now and I live in Fort Worth. True, it might be easier for a RN grad to find a job in whatever field they want, but that does not mean you will have difficulty finding a job as an LVN. If you don't mind working LTC, they seem to need and pay LVN's the best around here. Many of my classmates already have jobs lined up when they graduate paying $18-20/hr. I plan on working in LTC until I bridge over to RN and I don't foresee any trouble at all finding a good job. Good Luck!
  8. by   nnurse
    I know that the Kindred hospitals hire LVN's. There website is:
    http://www.kindredhealthcare.com

    I also know that Hugley hospital hires LVN's. I could not find a website for them though.

    Good luck!
  9. by   TheCommuter
    Thanks so much to all of you!
  10. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    I was in Dallas today. I looked at the paper and there was one ad in for a nurse, just one ad.

    I am further north in TX than Dallas, and as I have stated here before, there are hardly any nursing jobs in my area. That's one reason I'm a traveler.
  11. by   Sanuk
    I'm surprised the paper only had one job listing. I work for a large group of hospitals in Dallas, and our internal website lists several dozen positions for RNs just at my location. Unfortunately, my hospital doesn't have a lot of openings for LVNs, except at their LTC facilities.
  12. by   RedHeadNurse2B
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    I was in Dallas today. I looked at the paper and there was one ad in for a nurse, just one ad.

    I am further north in TX than Dallas, and as I have stated here before, there are hardly any nursing jobs in my area. That's one reason I'm a traveler.
    In the Career Builder in the Star-Telegram in Fort Worth, there are always tons of ads for nurses, usually at least 10 for LVNs alone.
  13. by   sunnyjohn
    TheCommuter,

    Don't worry! You'll find lots of work in DFW.

    A lot of the hospitals don't advertise in the papers, but there are still openings. DFW is in a serious nurse drought.
  14. by   RN34TX
    Quote from nnurse
    I know that the Kindred hospitals hire LVN's. There website is:
    http://www.kindredhealthcare.com

    I also know that Hugley hospital hires LVN's. I could not find a website for them though.

    Good luck!
    DFW nursing jobs are a dime a dozen!
    I would only use Kindred as a back-up plan if other acute hospitals don't want to hire new grads.
    The LTAC's can be the better paying places for LVN's such as Kindred, HealthSouth, LifeCare, Select, etc. so look them up if you really need a job that pays well for LVN's but.......
    The patients are heavy, heavy care, spent a long time in the hospital, and will often have psychotic families to go along with them that threaten law suits daily.
    In addition, many of your co-workers there will be bottom-of-the-barrel nurses and will not set good examples for a new grad.

    Kindred is well known in Dallas for ruining nurse's careers by falsely reporting them to Group One and the BNE, I know 3 nurses personally who've had that happen when I lived there. So, buyer beware.

    UT Southwestern, Medical City Dallas, Medical Center of Lewisville, the VA, and Baylor hospitals all hire LVN's.
    I'm sure there are more but that's all I can think of off the top of my head.
    Please look into them before turning to the LTAC's for a job.

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