Hello all. I'm a hospice nurse in Southern California who is seriously considering moving to Vegas. I've only been an RN for 2 years (hospice only experience). One of the companies I work for has a branch in Vegas but I am also looking for other options. Are there lots of hospice companies there? Are there opening for RNs that are NOT hospice? It is extremely hot there and driving around is not my ideal job.
My husband works for the VA hospital (non-nursing)in Long Beach and has applied for positions in the new VA hospital in Vegas(that will be opening). The positions he applied for pay more than what he is being paid for in Long Beach. If he gets accepted, we will be moving.
The reason for this is because of the lower cost of living in Vegas. We want to purchase our first house but So Cal is too expensive. I will need to work 2 jobs for the rest of my life for a house here. A house in So Cal means paying at least $2000/month in mortgage/property taxes. In Vegas, we can put $70k in down payment for a decent house in a good neighborhood and our monthly mortgage/property taxes will be much smaller.
Any inputs on this? I'm still so confused because people keep saying the job market in Vegas is very bad. I don't know if this includes health care too.