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So I cannot find a job, thinking about relocating to Texas - page 2

Been a RN for two Years, and recently and stupidly made a move to Nevada the unemployment capital of the US at a strong 19 % (including the 5 % that have given up or not eligible for unemployment) ... Read More

  1. Visit  belgarion profile page
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    It all depends on what part of the state you are talking about. There's about 600 hospitals and over a thousand LTC's here. I keep hearing about openings in the Temple/Belton/Killeen area. The advice about smaller towns with smaller hospitals is good. Get out a map and try to find the smaller cities under 50,000 population. Sherman and Denison come to mind. And don't turn up your nose at the towns that have hospitals with only 25 or 30 beds. They may not have the best pay and benefits but they are good places spend a year or so and get some refrences built up.
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  2. Visit  xtxrn profile page
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    Quote from belgarion
    It all depends on what part of the state you are talking about. There's about 600 hospitals and over a thousand LTC's here. I keep hearing about openings in the Temple/Belton/Killeen area. The advice about smaller towns with smaller hospitals is good. Get out a map and try to find the smaller cities under 50,000 population. Sherman and Denison come to mind. And don't turn up your nose at the towns that have hospitals with only 25 or 30 beds. They may not have the best pay and benefits but they are good places spend a year or so and get some refrences built up.


    And ime, they are more invested in the person as well as the "product" you bring...I worked in Kerrville- and loved it. Fredricksburg is also nice, and has a newer hospital from what I've heard (Kerrville does too). They're both roughly 100 miles SW of Austin or 65 miles NW of San Antonio... WONDERFUL part of TX....very pretty
  3. Visit  Bonnie86 profile page
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    I'm a new RN grad in Texas and neither have I, nor 90% of those I graduated with, landed nursing jobs. It's going on 6 months now. I'm not sure where everyone is getting the info that jobs are plentiful in Texas, they're really not. It's been a HUGE struggle just to land an interview. I graduated with honors and have been in the medical field for years. We have tons of nursing schools churning out new grads and I'm really sorry to say this but it depresses me even more to read everyone packing up and wanting to move here. Lived here all my life and I can't find a nursing job.
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  4. Visit  Orange Tree profile page
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    Quote from Bonnie86
    I'm a new RN grad in Texas and neither have I, nor 90% of those I graduated with, landed nursing jobs. It's going on 6 months now. I'm not sure where everyone is getting the info that jobs are plentiful in Texas, they're really not. It's been a HUGE struggle just to land an interview. I graduated with honors and have been in the medical field for years. We have tons of nursing schools churning out new grads and I'm really sorry to say this but it depresses me even more to read everyone packing up and wanting to move here. Lived here all my life and I can't find a nursing job.
    I'm not sure where you're at, but maybe you need to move further south for a while?
  5. Visit  SanDiegoCaliRN profile page
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    Quote from nursemichelle80
    The Pensacola area.
    I LOVE Pensacola! I used to live 8 hours from you and vacationed there as often possible. The sugar white beaches are to die for! I'd jump at this job opportunity in a heartbeat if the planets aligned for me
  6. Visit  xtxrn profile page
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    Quote from Bonnie86
    I'm a new RN grad in Texas and neither have I, nor 90% of those I graduated with, landed nursing jobs. It's going on 6 months now. I'm not sure where everyone is getting the info that jobs are plentiful in Texas, they're really not. It's been a HUGE struggle just to land an interview. I graduated with honors and have been in the medical field for years. We have tons of nursing schools churning out new grads and I'm really sorry to say this but it depresses me even more to read everyone packing up and wanting to move here. Lived here all my life and I can't find a nursing job.
    From my understanding the larger cities are naturally more saturated with new grads....but smaller towns have more openings, and are more likely to give someone a chance as a new grad. When I lived in Kerrville, they were getting nurses from agencies all the time to have enough RNs (from 1991-2002). The folks I'm in contact with are having no problems finding jobs in smaller towns It can't hurt to call local employers, and ask
  7. Visit  not.done.yet profile page
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    An RN with two years of experience is not going to have the same difficulties or be competing with the new grad for jobs. Jobs here (in Texas) are definitely not plentiful no matter how you look at it. I wish the rumor of there being a huge number of nursing jobs in Texas would die down.

    That being said, if you are willing to look along the Texas/Mexico border (definitely rare to get snow there) or in the more remote places you most likely will find a warm reception as an experienced nurse and sometimes even as a new graduate. The suburbs are a little bit friendlier to experienced nurses than to new grads. A new grad can forget finding a position in the major cities right now, but having two years of experience is different.

    I do heartily, strongly, persuasively recommend you have a firm job offer with a start date and salary info before you move ANYWHERE - Texas or otherwise.
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  8. Visit  Bonnie86 profile page
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    I live in Houston so yes, that explains a lot. I think I've pretty much given up on hospital job and am targeting psych places. I have heard the border needs nurses, but it's not a place I'm willing to relocate to.
  9. Visit  MomRN0913 profile page
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    3 years ago there was a big surge of RN's in my hospital (NJ) moving to texas. Alot from my ICU. They are happy with their moves as they are making comparable or even a little more money there than in NJ, the cost of living is way cheaper, and what gets you a shack in NJ, gets you a custom built home in TX.

    Then again, that was 3 years ago.

    I am unemplyed here in NJ. The labor department emailed me jobs yesterday. All in CT, NY or PA. They had none to offer in NJ. Go figure.
  10. Visit  TaylorRN86 profile page
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    Quote from Bonnie86
    I'm a new RN grad in Texas and neither have I, nor 90% of those I graduated with, landed nursing jobs. It's going on 6 months now. I'm not sure where everyone is getting the info that jobs are plentiful in Texas, they're really not. It's been a HUGE struggle just to land an interview. I graduated with honors and have been in the medical field for years. We have tons of nursing schools churning out new grads and I'm really sorry to say this but it depresses me even more to read everyone packing up and wanting to move here. Lived here all my life and I can't find a nursing job.
    That's disappointing. I'm from NY and its said that Texas is filled with Nursing Jobs. Many of the job fairs in NYC have Texas hospitals urging nurses to come to Texas, some even offering relocation assistance. I recently applied for my TX license but I hope it wasn't a waste. I hope you find a job soon.
  11. Visit  crr277 profile page
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    Try rural Texas. Get a year or so of experience under your belt and then you can move back to the big city. I couldn't find a job back home (I'm from GA), so I moved to rural TX for work. Best decision I ever made.

    I would stay away from the border towns too, if at all possible. Look for smaller towns around at least 40 min from the border. South TX has nurses from all over the globe because no one really wants to move here. Experience is experience and you can write your own ticket in a couple of years.
  12. Visit  not.done.yet profile page
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    Border towns and rural areas are where the jobs are. Not in the major cities.
  13. Visit  trevirt2 profile page
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    Why is everyone wanting to move to Texas??? I live in texas and the nursing market is so over saturated I have friends with years of RN experience who have been unemployed for almost 6 months. And thats people who live in the Austin area, and South Texas in rural border towns.


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