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.