My husband recently started at a job with a great future and this could mean a potential move to Austin. It would be in a year or two, but I like to be prepared. What does a potential Austin RN (or surrounding area) need to know before I look for a job in the area?
I'm associate degree R.N. I work at a smaller hospital (in another state). I have close to 2 years on med/surg, with the last year in CCU (we are small enough I never know where I'll be until I get to work -maybe 1/2 my shifts end up being in actual CCU). I also am trained in Post partum and have at least 2 shifts there a month for the past 6 months. I should be trained in Labor and Delivery by this time next year. Prior to the hospital, I was charge nurse for an 80 bed LTC facility. I love being a nurse and right now feel pretty flexible in what department I want to focus on if I went to a larger hospital. Just let me be a nurse, and I think I'll be just fine
So as an associate degree nurse with the experience listed, will getting a job be difficult? Are there hospitals that I should avoid, would love? Also, I am wondering what nurse ratio's tend to be there. We tend to keep ratio's 4:1 on days and 6:1 nights for med surg. 1-2 in ccu and postpartum 2 mom/2babe for each nurse. Thanks for your thoughts