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... Read More

  1. by   puravidaLV
    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.
  2. by   msvegaslpn
    hi 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.....
  3. by   msvegaslpn
    i wouldnt work for st. rose anyways.....alot of complaints from the rose is natourious for cancelling people they can shove that rn program where the sun dont
  4. by   Queen2u
    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.
  5. by   vegasmomma
    Just curious, whats your update? Have you found anything in Vegas yet? Where have you applied? I am a BSN student here in Vegas and I'm wondering if anything has improved?
  6. by   RN LAS VEGAS
    6 months applying everywhere with no luck. Advise make your contacts while still doing clinicals. It comes down to who you know.
  7. by   vegasmomma
    uugh so sorry. I know you are not the only one. I'm a little freaked about it. If you dont mind, where did you do your clinicals? I will take your advise about making contacts...what else would you do differently that I can still do? Any specific location (hospital or specialty) for clinicals you would recommend?
  8. by   RN LAS VEGAS
    Sorry I can not be of help my schooling was in another state. I would focus though if you do your clinicals at the major hospitals...Sunrise hospital, Valley Health Systems, Kindred etc.
  9. by   NaturalVibes
    RN LAS VEGAS, try applying within the Valley Health Systems. I graduated in December 2010 from Nebraska, moved to Vegas after graduation, applied for jobs in April within VHS, and got hired within the same month. I started the new grad program in May and there were 30 other new grads in my class. They seem to still be hiring more new grads so please don't stop trying. You may be the next lucky new grad to be hired! Good luck
  10. by   du_girl
    Did you have your Nevada license before you applied to VHS? I am wondering if I should obtain a Nevada license.
  11. by   NaturalVibes
    I applied when I didn't have Nevada license and when I did. When I didn't have license, they responded that I did not meet the minimum requirements. When I did have my license, my app was in review. I think it's best to obtain licensure first. Best wishes!
  12. by   RN LAS VEGAS
    Additionally, When you apply for Nevada License and you have one from another state you have to pay fees and all sorts of hoops to jump through. Once all is in order Nevada will grant you a temporary Nursing License (6 months) while your fingerprinting and background FBI check is completed. Once completed then your permanent License will be granted. All Nevada Nursing license holders are required to also take a 4 hour Bio-terrorism continuing education course. It is easy and can be accomplished on line. I reiterate. If you speak a second language make that stand out. Make sure to have your American Heart Association in BLS completed as well. These two things will improve your chances for an interview.
  13. by   du_girl
    Thank you NaturalVibes and RN Las Vegas.

    NaturalVibes - I am currently researching how to get NV licensure as I am already CA licensed. How long did it take you to become licensed in NV from another state? Is it a lengthy process?

    RN Las Vegas - How long did it take you to become licensed in NV from another state? Was it a lengthy process for you? Any more tips to improve chances for interview? I've gotten BLS, ACLS, PALS, IV, TNCC certifications and in the process of getting my ECG certification. I do speak conversational Tagalog, but I'm not fluent. I wish I was fluent in other in demand languages.