No, I'm talking about nursing in general. Treating agency nurses poorly is an individual hospital culture thing, not so much a regional thing I think. I had thought that most NY hospitals were union, giving additional employee protections? Texas doesn't have any unions - well, I think NNOC unionized the first hospital ever there last year.
Group One is a potential issue for sure, especially in DFW. But the scuttlebutt I hear is that actual treatment in Houston is worse, and Group One is still an issue most everywhere in Texas. The BON is nuts, and nurses get reported to the board for the stupidest stuff and go through hell. There is some liability issue in Texas that I don't understand well, but professional liability costs about 8 times what it costs in most states. That is kind of scary by itself.
Vast generalizations to be sure, and not first hand. Just like with most things, personal experiences can be different, and the culture in hospitals can vary dramatically from unit to unit. Sometimes it is a director, a manager, or even a charge or coworkers that can make a hospital with an otherwise bad rep a great place to work.
What is your specific interest in Texas? Or is it simply general, like climate, income tax, or wage to property cost ratio? If I had to pick somewhere in Texas, I think Austin might be my first choice for the energy and politics. But popular fast growing places have their downsides. Despite being Republican, or perhaps because of it, I don't think of Texas as being family friendly. From denying expanded Medicare coverage, to corporate coverage from liability suits, to poorly funded schools and poorly paid teachers, it just doesn't seem like a place to raise a family, especially if something goes wrong with your ability to provide for your family, like a major accident or the BON taking your license away.
That is a very personal take on things, and I'm sure half of everyone reading this might be offended even if they don't like Texas either. So I apologize in advance.