Hello there, fellow RNs. I am a 50 Y/O RN who has lived & worked in San Diego for 22 years. I went from a CNA, LVN, RN & now I am pursuing my BSN, which I will complete next Summer. Believe me, all this has been a long, struggle. Jobs here are very slim, due to the economy & all the traveling nurses that stayed out here. I am interesting in buying a house in Florida or Texas. I want to take a traveling job at either one of these states, either Houston, TX or Jacksonville, Fl. Are there any companies that use traveling nurses, & if so, which state will most likely use travelers? I want to check out the city & state before I make a move, so that I can avoid making a huge mistake. Has anyone out there worked at any facility in either Houston or Jacksonville? I would like to know the BEST & WORST PLACES TO LIVE & WORK in both of these cities & states, & anywhere that I should avoid. ALL REPLIES ARE WELCOME & STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. THANKS IN ADVANCE. Aquagem1963@sbcglobal.net
May 2, '13
by Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
I lived in South Texas (Corpus Christi) and loved it. We're looking at moving back there in a few years. Agree with HouTx's list of pros re Texas, and adding that Corpus' weather is a bit kinder in the summer than Houston's (less humidity and more breeze...still gets hot as hell like Houston does though).
Despite its position on the Gulf, few storms pester Corpus. Only one hurricane came close when I was living there...granted, its name was Rita. But it was a nice excuse to evacuate...er, visit San Antonio which is only 2 hours away
Last edit by Meriwhen on May 2, '13