Thinking of moving to Texas and need some help - page 2

Hello all. I am currently living in Ohio and I am SICK of this weather. I HATE SNOW!! My husband is in the Army and its almost time to re-up. Can anyone give me any good locations for nice weather... Read More

  1. by   discobunni
    what hospital is that?!?!?!?
    $50,000.00???? not $5,000.00?
    $50,000.00?????
    wow
  2. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from discobunni
    what hospital is that?!?!?!?
    $50,000.00???? not $5,000.00?
    $50,000.00?????
    wow
    buyer beware! any facility that offers a $50,000 sign-on bonus must be a truly terrible place to work. the good facilities easily attract nurses without having to dangle money in their faces, yet the crappy facilities must resort to unusually large sign-on bonuses to get warm bodies into the door.

    if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
  3. by   sunnyjohn
    Some rural parts of Texas are realy, really, really hurting for nurses.

    The place might not be an awful place to work and the staff may actually be very nice. It might be in a very remote part of Texas.

    I would suggest folks go out and visit the facility if the bonus is very high. The hospital may be heaven, but Scrub Brush Texas is NOT for everyone!
  4. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from sunnyjohn
    The place might not be an awful place to work and the staff may actually be very nice. It might be in a very remote part of Texas.
    A previous poster mentioned that this particular hospital was in the Rio Grande Valley, which has a horrible reputation regarding working conditions and staffing ratios for nurses.
  5. by   me33
    This hospital does give a 50,000 sign onbonus for 4 year contract or 25,ooo for 2 years. McAllen is a great place to live. It does get pretty hot in the summer but we do have a/c. The winters are great. It is family oriented, low crime rate compared to other cities. The hospital is McAllen Medical Center. I believe it is rated in the top 5% in the nation. We have a big nursing shortage here I believe that is why they offer the large bonus. I am originally from Chicago and would never want to live any where else. By the way the hospital has a website you can look it up.
  6. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from me33
    This hospital does give a 50,000 sign onbonus for 4 year contract or 25,ooo for 2 years. McAllen is a great place to live. It does get pretty hot in the summer but we do have a/c. The winters are great. It is family oriented, low crime rate compared to other cities. The hospital is McAllen Medical Center. I believe it is rated in the top 5% in the nation. We have a big nursing shortage here I believe that is why they offer the large bonus. I am originally from Chicago and would never want to live any where else. By the way the hospital has a website you can look it up.
    How long have you been at that hospital? Is the administration of the hospital very responsive? How do you like your job? Do you feel the nurses are supported? How do they pay out the bonus?

    I want to move back to Texas when I graduate and would do it without any hiring bonus if the hospital is "nurse friendly." I love Dallas, but I have no problem branching out.
    Last edit by sunnyjohn on Mar 1, '07
  7. by   sjt9721
    I grew up in SW Oklahoma, in the Lawton/Ft.Sill area. Two hospitals in Lawton, approximately 90,000 population, 4-year university, Vo-Tech with health occ. programs, and plenty of land for horses.
  8. by   mom4josh
    I live in Temple which is about 30 minutes east of Fort Hood. I work in Waco at a hospital about 40 miles away, but only because I prefer it over the ones in Temple. The weather is fairly warm in summer (90s-100's at high average during August), and we have gotten down to the teens this winter a few times, but spring and fall are beautiful. This area is considered Central Texas, aka HOT (Heart of Texas). There are numerous possibilities for employment within 30 miles of Ft Hood and plenty of wide open spaces! Good luck!

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