I'm new to this site and I was wondering if anyone in the Austin area could give me some advice. I'm a student enrolled in a BSN program in my hometown. My wife is an LVN and is also currently enrolled in an ADN program. We both have talked about our future and where we want to go with our careers. She is undecided on how much further she is willing to take her education after her Associate's degree. My ultimate goal is to obtain my MSN and I am currently looking into UT Austin. My question is; does Austin currently have a moderate amount of job opportunities for BSN's and ADN's? If so, what type of schedules will be expected from us? Do you think it would be too difficult for a full-time student to work as a full-time nurse, especially while obtaining a Master's? If it became necessary, would the average pay for ADN's be adequate for my wife to support both of us in the Austin area? If anyone could help me out, I would greatly appreciate it.
P.S. I will be graduating in the Spring '13