I have a lot of friends that are nurses in northern NM, and from what they tell me you need to be careful about where you work. PM me if you're thinking about northern NM. I hear Presbyterian in Albuquerque is a good outfit to work for. But that seems like a popular area to live, for certain values of popular.
And fer chrissakes, get on your google. What does the google say about skiing in Texas? Or jobs in areas that meet your criteria (whatever those are) for that matter?