Hi all this is my very first post on AN!
I am currently enrolled in a BSN program in TN and will be graduating next August 2012! I know this is a little early to be thinking about relocating, but I just like to plan ahead! So here's the run down...I know the nursing market is tight pretty much everywhere, but I really want a change of scenery and why not do that with my new career!? Now it's safe to say that I wouldn't have too much trouble finding a job where I am (Memphis,Tn) with the different connections I've made at various hosiptals throughout the city, but I just really really want to branch out and try out another city! So I've done some research and narrowed down my choices to the DFW area and a few other southern cities! What I really want to know is where are the best hospitals to work in the area that are friendly to new grads and the best areas to live! I am willing to commute up to an hour, work nights, and don't mind starting out on a med-surg floor! I KNOW IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO LAND A JOB IN THE DFW area, BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE!
So let me have it....the good, the bad, and the ugly!
P.S. I would NEVER move without a job contract in hand!