Hi David, I was a Texas RN, originally licensed in Massachusetts. I applied for reciprocity in Texas. I thought I needed to keep my MA license current, while under reciprocity. But this was 10-20 years ago!
I miss nursing in Texas! Am back in Mass, working at a community hospital As a staff RN. Boy, there was a lot more opportunity for me in Texas to advance. I was in the Dallas metroplex area. I advanced to supervisory in Texas. I also enjoyed being able to work agency/per diem at other hospitals in the DFW area. I am in a hospital right now, that is union, and I don't like the adversarial nature between management and staff.
I returned to MA to be closer to family, and am now married to someone who is bound to this state for employment. Otherwise, I would be looking to leave here, tomorrow!
I am currently pursuing an NP here, though, taking advantage of the educational system here in MA, and seeking a more enjoyable and rewarding position.
I would think twice before coming back to Mass. That's just one girl's opinion!
i would be interested to know your experience in Texas now, as a nurse.... Where are you, and what's it like?