Published May 16, 2005
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Hellllllo Nurse, BSN, RN
I am in the north end of Texas Panhandle. I guess you didn't hear that we got 2 inches of snow on May 2 of this year!
It snows throughout the winter here, and is green with nice,not-too-hot summers.
There is no nursing shortage in my area. It is very hard to find a nursing job, and if you manage to find one, the pay is low. One hospital in my area will not even accept applications from nurses, as they have more than they need.
I am currently traveling out of the area with a staffing agency, so that I can find work.
CrunchRN, ADN, RN
Fort Worth is nice and plenty of work. Hot in the summer, and cold (sort of) in the winter, but not too cold. Nice size city and lot's of hospitals. Very friendly people.
When I finish nursing school, I know that I'm going to relocate, just not sure where. I have heard alot of good things about texas, everyone that is from there has nothing but good things to say. What concerns me is the weather. Is the entire state like what you see on TV, Hot and desert like? Is there anywhere in the state that you would see GREEN (trees, grass, plants) Is it hot all the time (100 degrees) or do you have season changes. Sorry for my ignorance I just wanted to know if there is a part of the state that has grass and is a milder climate, I love the heat, but not extreme heat all of the time. thanks
From one midwesterner to another (and I apologize to all the Texans in the crowd, I don't mean to offend anyone, am just posting my experiences) I found living in Tx very difficult. The heat was extreme and I could not get a house built w/ a basement for love or money! (Gosh, even willing to pay for it we could not find a home contractor willing to put one in. And I wanted one just in case of a tornado.) I missed the change of seasons. The public school systems leave a lot to be desired - something to consider if you have children. Most of our friends had their kids in private schools.
There are some beautiful parts of Texas and some very friendly people, but I always felt like an outsider, even in the DFW area.
If you are single and can relo, give it a try - you can always come home. You may find you like it. There are some impressive medical facilities there.
If you go, you will find you have the advantage of knowing how to drive if it snows, but stay off of the roads when there is ice; no one else does, nor do they slow down: crash, boom, bang.
I am not offended at all - that is all true! Of course, I am a "new Texan":chuckle
You can pretty much find any climate you like in TX, that is the nice thing. I have lived here all my life and absolutely love it. The poster about the basement is right though, you won't find many, goodluck getting one built. Most watertables in TX are relatively near the surface, especially the farther east you go. I am currently in Ft. Worth and love it. LIke the size, atmosphere, Bass Hall. Tx has something for everyone.
I am also in Fort Worth and think it is fine - I do like hot weather though and that helps.
me too, I will take 33 straight days over 100 like we had about 4 years ago (we topped at 117) over 10 days of sub 40 weather.
I totally agree - I hate the cold. Are you working as a nurse here in FW? I would love to talk and share adjustment stories some day.
pm me your email addy.
General E. Speaking, RN, RN
If you go, you will find you have the advantage of knowing how to drive if it snows, but stay off of the roads when there is ice; no one else does, nor do they slow down: crash, boom, bang. SJ
so true! I refuse to drive when icy cause no one knows how to handle it (including me) i live outside the houston area
austin heart, BSN, RN
I am a proud born and raised Texan. But I can see how for some it may be an aquired taste. I was born in West Texas. HATED it! Hot, dry and not much to do. But now that I am in Austin I can't imagine living any where else!
Today the weather is in the low 80's, cloudy and humid. I am in the Ft. Worth area. This is a really nice day here to me. Have lived in Tx. all my life. Rarely do we see over an inch or two of snow, even that is rare. Not very many days below freezing. Spring and Fall is wonderful here! There is alot of green and trees, lots of lakes. I guess it depends on where you live. Summer is a nightmare here. I hate August! It is very hot. But that is what good AC and swimming pools are for!:) Where are you from anyway? Oh by the way,
Texas gets over 100 pretty regularly in the summer.
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