Hi all! I am hoping you can provide me with some answers for my questions.
I will be graduating from an accelerated MSN program in Chicago this August. It is a generalist program, meaning it is BSN coursework plus extra graduate-level classes to qualify the degree as a Masters. I already have a Bachelor's in Biology and wanted to set myself up for future graduate work.
I am planning on taking my boards here in IL and transferring to TX due to my husband's job. Can anyone provide me with information on new grad hiring for Houston? I've done my research and it seems most (if not all) hospitals in the TMC have residency programs, but I was hoping to get some first-hand information from those who have experienced the hiring process in Houston. Is Houston saturated with new grad nurses? How quickly do new grads tend to get hired? What are the best places to look at to live for young couples? What does the starting hourly rate tend to run? Any other random advice you can throw at me?
I currently work at the top children's hospital in Chicago as a nursing assistant in the PICU and I am hoping to stay in pediatric critical care. I also have experience working in hem/onc clinical research before starting my nursing program.
We are planning to visit and scope out some areas soon to get a feel for the different areas. We have both been a few times before and have family in Katy, but we know living there is much different than visiting.
Honestly, any advice you could provide would be so appreciated. Thank you for reading my novel!