New grad rn in las vegas, nevada - page 3

I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Nursing in May of 2009 and passed the NCLEX RN in July. I have been searching everywhere for a facility in the Las Vegas area that is willing to hire a new graduate and have had no luck at... Read More

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    I totally understand and agree. I had a job before I left MI. I moved out here to be with my boyfriend of 6 years, thinking I would not have any trouble finding a job here. I thought it couldn't be any harder to find a job here than it is in MI. I went form the highest unemployment rate in MI to the new highest in NV. I feel like I have wasted the last five years of my life for nothing. I am so use to working and going to school that now that I have nothing to do all day it makes me feel unfulfilled and like I'm losing all that i have learned by not using it.
    I went to Summerlin hospital today to find out why I haven't heard anything in 4 weeks about their new grad positions. They said they had so many applications and resumes to go through it is taking a long time to process them. So they have probably gotten all the new grads in f las Vegas applying for the only 2 new grad positions in the entire city.

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    Does anyone know of any longterm care/skilled nursing facilities that are hiring new graduates, I am trying to relocate back to Vegas but having a tough time finding employment. Thanks!!!!
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    Sorry it took me a while to get back to you. I checked online and Summerlin didnt even look at my application or resume they just declined me. I dont get it. I finished top in my class. I totally can relate to you on feeling unfufilled. I went to school out in CA and I feel like moving back here was a mistake. Even though there are not many jobs out in CA either there are still some. I did find a position at a weight clinic, but its so not what I want to do. Its taking vitals, teaching about what foods to eat and measuring the patients. Its very slow and I feel like I am not learning anything. I am trying to stay positive, but this is just ridiculious that our economy has gotten this bad. I dont know what to do, but I really need a job before we drown in bills. Some are saying that is might get a little better come January, but if there are that many new grads here looking for work I dont think its going to get better any time soon.
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    Usually, hospitals in LV only do new grad programs in the summer. They start in May/June.

    My advice to any new grad is to make yourself more marketable by that time. Have ACLS, BLS, and PALS. Know the director and/or managers names of the unit you are applying to and check up on the status of your application frequently.

    I know you guys may be thinking that next summer you will be an "old" new grad, but don't let that discourage you. You are just as good as a "new" new grad that will be graduating this December and this May.

    Has anyone thought of applying to LPN jobs and offering to work as an RN at an LPN wage? That is what one of my coworkers did. She worked as an RN at an LPN wage for six months at a LTC facility until she scored a new grad job on the floor I worked at.

    Hang in there! Don't give up!
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    I just got hired at UMC in the Peds. department. I just got a email from the nurse recruiter at St Rose- siena campus they just posted for their New grad Rn program. Its A Nurse residency program. You should apply ASAP. You never know how long they will have it posted. Good Luck.
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    Congrats! That is so awesome that you got a job. Any advice on how to get a job or anyone who is hiring new grads? I still have not been able to find anything and I am getting so discouraged. Any help woule be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks!!
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    Heads up to the St Rose "residency" program dreamers....200 people are applying for each position. If you hate Las Vegas then it might be time to look at other areas, if your single go some where you might have always dreamed of, or even possibly joining the Air Force.

    The VA will be hiring if that hospital ever finishes, but lips seem to be locked on the hiring criteria for that hospital and if they are going to be using new grads. From the looks of it they won't be even opening till 2012.

    Don't get discouraged yet you still have many chances after you get your first job to do that and if your not doing hospital work then start looking into getting your LPN for some sort of experience. Good luck.
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    hi .....new lpn grad and passed nclex.....i worked at mountain view hospital as a cna for many years so when i graduated from pn school my work just did a lateral transfer and trained me as a lpn.....i presently work med surg and pcu...there were 32 people in my graduating class and we all found jobs pretty quick.....

    southwest medical, kindreds, north vista are big into hiring lpns.....
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    i wouldnt work for st. rose anyways.....alot of complaints from the nurses....st rose is natourious for cancelling people shifts......so they can shove that rn program where the sun dont shine....lol.....
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    I haven't read all of the posts, so I don't know if anyone mentioned relocating, but sometimes you gotta relocate to find work. I relocated from Cali to Texas in May of last year to find work, and it was soooooo worth it!!!!! Lots of hospitals have relocation assistance programs which give you several thousand dollars to aid in whatever relocation expenses you may have. Try checking out other states.


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