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CSLee3 has 10 years experience and specializes in Instructor/ER/Sports Med.

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    Relocation to Austin.....any advice?

    oh yeah, Texas Orthopedics is always looking for good pacu nurses, they have several surgical centers in austin area.
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    Relocation to Austin.....any advice?

    prob 25-30 hr plus diffs. You will have to barter with them. Also, those hospitals take a while to get through HR. Another way to speed up process is meet dept managers in person or call/fax resume, kind of sneaky around HR. Check www.statesman.com for jobs and craiglists.
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    Relocation to Austin.....any advice?

    Hi....Austin is an awesome and beautiful town. Healthcare jobs go up and down, but there is always something for experienced nurses. Lots of agencies and home health. The big hospitals...St. Davids (HCA owned!!!!) Seton (Catholic owned, not for profit) S&W Hospitals (not for profit research/med school) have campuses all over. I live Northside, like it better than south. Also you have UT health center..big. Heart Hospital, Ortho places, lots of surgical centers. I have worked in all three at one time or another, the non profits S & W and Seton are much better in my opinion. Seton has magnet status. Look at Round Rock Seton WIlliamson hospital and Round Rock Scott and White Hospital, you will love them. Just run from the HCA facilities. understaffing and corporate bottom dollar at its best. You can PM me for more info. Happy hunting, go get them. Brackenridge is the Trauma Center run by Seton, owned by the city if you like that environment. If you like BIG, go to Temple, just up the road to S & W. one of the largest level one hospitals in the state with med school ( A&M). ERDude
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    ASN vs ADN and another question

    There is no such thing as "ADN". It funny because nursing programs all refer to the ADN department or ADN program. The Degree you are pursuing is ASN or AASN. If you go to a University, you will be pursuing a BSN not BDN. See....kind of silly right. It actually takes away from the validity of the degree earned! ASN or AASN is a degree. ADN is just a generic term for 2 year associate degree program usually taught at community colleges and some universities. Hope that helps. Peace
  5. FYI, if anyone is waiting on TC, Temple College LVN letters of acceptance going out today. Good Luck to all who applied at Temple and Taylor campuses.
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    round rock texas s&W

    Scott and White in Round Rock is a great hospital. Everything I have seen about it....as a patient and nurse. They do hire frequently RNs mainly, however, some LVNs slots and clinic slots throughout the building and an annex across the street. My preference (and it is just an opinion...no offense here to anyone)...is non-profits like Scott and White and Seton (Catholic) are better to work for with less stress than say...St Davids....which is owened by HCA and the all mighty dollar is the only concern. Best of luck to you. ERDude
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    Austin Community College - ACC - Spring '11 hopefuls

    If you get tired of fooling with ACC, check out Temple College @ Taylor, just up the road in Willimason County. Excellent School and track record. Cheaper, smaller classes, more clinical time in more area and 4:22 faculty teaching ratio.
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    I'm in Austin.....please read

    Temple College @ Taylor has the one of the best if not the best LVN programs in the state with an unparalled nclex and hesi pass rate. No traffic as you are going away from Austin. Small classes and excellent clincial sites. Tuition is reasonable. Nursing Faculty to student ratio is about 4:22 Hope that helps... ERDude7