Good afternoon everyone:
I thank you all in advance for taking a precious asset your time to read this. I am currently studying to be a nurse(RN) in NYC, and hope to be finished in about 2 years. I am considering a move to Austin Texas after working and gaining experience (minimum 1 year) in a NYC trauma hospital. My questions if anyone can help me with any input its much appreciated. First question I am older(42 years old presently) and will have at most 2-3 years experience and be between 46-48 years old, will I be able to find work in or near the Austin, Texas area. Wife and I like the Austin area very much. Main purpose for choosing Texas is it is pension friendly. I will be retiring from law enforcement after 20 + years with a comfortable pension of about $8,000.00 per month. But want to fulfill a dream of being a nurse. Don't mind hard work but hear that nurses are paid horrible in Texas since non union and right to work state, is this true? I am looking for a part time position( max 36 hours per week) What advice can you offer on making the transition smoother?Would prefer clinics or doctors offices since after many years of working crazy hours, found something out my family means more than night differential. What hospitals or agencies to avoid?, etc Please feel free to comment and share your information. Again thank you ladies and gentleman. To the nurses you guys ROCK, always patching us cops up when we had a bad day(LOL), God bless.