The City of Houston
Houston is the fourth largest city in the nation and the largest city in Texas, a cosmopolitan port city with extensive cultural activities, museums, white collar industry, and the home of NASA, the national space program. With an extremely diverse economy and a population that boasts no one majority ethnic group, the city has survived and even thrived during the recent national economic troubles.
Founded in 1832, Houston briefly served as the capital of The Republic of Texas from 1837-1839, before the capital was moved to Austin and the Republic soon returned to statehood. The city flourished though, and in modern times its economy includes strong interests in the energy industry, medicine and biomedical research, technology companies, and aerospace.
Careers in Nursing
The Houston metro area boasts 106 hospitals, giving it an excellent jobs outlook for those with a nursing degree and those looking for careers in nursing.
Houston lays claim to 6 of the top ten hospitals in the entire state of Texas. There
are also jobs available in related areas as Houston has strong presence in the biomedical research and development industry.
Financial Aid for Nursing in Texas
The state provides a scholarship program for students enrolled in Texas institutions who are taking classes leading to a nursing degree or a vocational nursing degree.