Mcallen area?

U.S.A. Texas


Hello everyone. I have an interview in Mcallen in Dec. and am seriously looking into moving there in Jan. Can anyone tell me a little bit about the hospitals in that area? (I will be a RN in Jan.) Which one would you recommend in that area? Also, what kinds of jobs are there for non-medical personnel? My husband wants to change professions when we move. From what I have seen and researched on my own, Mcallen seems like a great place for ME to go as an RN, but then again, you can't tell what the working environment is like on the phone or in pictures. Thank you all for any input you may offer!


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My sister used to live there (not a nurse) and it can be a great place to live. :)

Lots of snowbirds who leave in the summer.

I don't know much about the hospitals there so can't help ya there.

Maybe somebody else will reply who is in the know. ;)


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Did you end up going with any of the hospitals in Mcallen?

I am thinking about relocating and it sounds like Rio Grande Regional Hospital has alot to offer- Is it too good to be true?

let me know what you ended up doing.


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I did some travel nursing in Texas. I started out in Corpus Christi and then joined a travel company for a few years. It depends what is important to you. Honestly there are nicer areas in Texas that offer a better quality of life. Remember if the offer sounds too good to be true there is a reason. Have you looked into Austin? North Dallas? I loved Corpus Christi. Do yourself a favour and research more areas.


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