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New Grad Nurse Relocation to Austin Texas

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by Jaquanad3 Jaquanad3 (New Member) New Member

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Hi, I'm about to go into my last semester of Nursing school and I'm thinking about relocating to Austin, TX.

What are good surrounding hospitals for a new grad?

How is the job market and chances of getting a job for new grad nurses?

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not.done.yet has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and works as a Professional Development Specialist.

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Austin is a very tough market for new grad nurses. There are several major nursing schools in the area cranking out new grads every few months, saturating the market and making finding employment difficult. The pay there is lower in general than other Texas cities and the housing is expensive.

I would not recommend moving to Austin without a written job offer in hand with starting date and salary outlined. If you are applying from out of state you will be at a significant disadvantage in getting selected to interview and you will have to come for any interviews you do get on your own dime.

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Hey - Senior nursing student going to school in Austin here! The cost of living here is absolutely outrageous and the pay for nurses is terrible. The hospitals are nice, I will say that, but I personally can’t get out of here fast enough. I would recommend looking at the medical center in Houston. So many hospitals and tons of great new grad residencies. Also the cost of living is way lower and the pay is significantly higher. Austin is around 2.5 miles from Houston so perfect for a weekend trip!

But to answer your question, Seton, St. David’s, and Dell Children’s for peds are the main hospitals here with several campuses they all have new grad programs. I’ve done most of clinicals at Seton and it’s a great work environment, I would recommend looking there. 🙂 

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