Quote from lancerRN
I am interested working on my pre-reqs for nursing school and I would like to work in Austin once I finish nursing school. Is there a demand in that area and do you know what the entry salary is for most positions as a new grad? I am thinking ER/OR/ICU. Any advice you can give me? Thanks
Yes, there is definitely demand for RNs in Austin, including those fresh out of nursing school. I honestly don't know the entry salary for new grads. However, you can contact the Human Resource Dept. of a particular hospital & they will tell you the starting wage for a new grad. Otherwise, most experienced RNs would have to wait until an interview to discuss $$$.
The hospitals in Austin are real good about hiring new grads, then placing them in orientation for 3-6 months. I work in the OR at Seton, which has a 6 mos orientation program for new grads. Plus, I know Brack has a very good ICU preceptorship/orientation program for new grads.
I suggest sending resumes to various Human Resource Depts. at hospitals in Austin your interested. BTW, Seton HR has an RN recruiter, so do your best to contact such person.
Hope this gets you headed in the right direction.