Quote from NedRN
All my opinions are based on opinions of travelers who have actually worked there. Yes, it is a vast generalization, but if you answer every question with an "it depends", no useful information has been transferred. Then there are dead factual issues like the blacklist I mentioned above that is well and thriving, and even expanding outside of Texas. The high malpractice insurance costs are not random, actuaries don't do random. Attitudes by management and physicians are among the worst in the country.
Here is another vast generalization for comparison: California is generally great to work in. Start with the mandated maximum patient ratios. Next try pay.
Try saying something nice like that about Texas. I don't hate Texas, in fact I've worked there before I became a nurse. But nursing sucks there. As a generalization. It is what it is, my opinion. If you think Texas is a great state for travelers to head to, well I respect your opinion (but I noticed you haven't said so)!
Well, I'd rather someone say it depends on things such as the location, the organizational hospital, the specific floor. Instead you said "bad managers, horrible patient ratio, etc.". How can you say that when you (or the people you reference) haven't experienced every manager or every floor. Something more helpful would be "I have heard in Dallas, some some say the managers are horrible" or "I have heard the patient-nurse ratio on San Antonio sucks". That would be more help.
The blacklist isn't as bad a people who are outside of here thinks and it does not apply all over Texas. There is more than meets the eye there.
And if you have never worked here in Texas as a nurse, how can you say it sucks? Lol! I know lots of nurses, myself included, who actually work here in different units and settings who love it here as a nurse. I actually MOVED here for nursing and the opportunities it has afforded me. I also work agency at HCA hospitals (bet you heard those sucked too, eh?) and I have had all good experiences there. Will everyone have the same experience as me? No, probably not because...it all depends! Lol. I can only offer up my personal experience.
I'll say this..as a new grad, Texas was the only place that was open and welcoming to me as a new grad. I couldn't get the position I had any my own home state and probably not in California. And of course California has a high pay, there is a high cost of living. So, that balances out.
And yes, I believe Texas is a great place for a traveler, given by Texas travelers who I have personally worked with, know and those who say so on this site. A little research on here will show that.