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Old 04-07-2013, 03:09 AM
 
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Hi,
I am moving back to Texas in a few months to the Fort Worth area. Since I left the area in 2006 I went back to school and got my associates degree and am a RN. I have been a nurse for almost a year now. I am wanting to get into the NICU area of nursing especially but will settle for pediatrics or maternity until I can get into a NICU. What's can you tell me about nursing in TX good or bad? Also what's the market like in this area as far as jobs and pay? Also what are some good hospitals to work at in this area?
Thanks in advance
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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I work in HR at a local hospital. PM me if you want more specific information.

The market for RNs in Texas, and specifically in Fort Worth, is very good. There are plenty of jobs, but usually not enough nurses to fill them. Pay varies depending on your skills, experience, and where you work. Do keep in mind that the highest pay isn't necessarily the best, and compare the value/cost of benefits and insurance, too.

Many of the area hospitals have small NICUs, but the biggest, and most advanced, one is Cook Children's - Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:10 AM
 
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fwiw, at the NICU my children were at, you had to have a bachelor's. Not sure how common that is. This was in metro DC.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Most of the hospitals in DFW are Magnet, which means they will only hire RNs, and to be in management a nurse must at least have a bachelors. To be in up management, nurses must have a masters. There is a strong presence for BSNs for most floor nursing positions, but its not a requirement.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Texas/Louisiana
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I think the market is good as long as you aren't too picky. My cousin graduated not long ago and already had job offers.
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