lioness1977 22 Posts Specializes in Renal medsurg. Mar 16, 2010 Come out for a visit first. Go to the campuses you are interested in. get a feel for the area. My family and I moved to texas from the west coast as well. As oregonians it has been a major culture shock for us. We have adjusted and I am 3/4 of the way through the ADN program. We ended up having to purchase a home in order for me to qualify for alot of the financial aid and scholarships that are offered at my school. Getting in was not hard, I finished my remaining 2 prereqs, applied and boom I'm in. Just trust a person that knows what you are going through with the compitition out there. Feel it out real well first. Make sure you can handle the area for 2 plus years.