New grad rn in las vegas, nevada

  1. 0 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 all. I can't even find ONE upcoming new grad program. It is very discouraging. Has anyone else in the area had this same problem or does anyone have any advice or inside information that I may be missing? Any feedback or advice would be greatly appreciated :redpinkhe
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  3. Visit  AlexisR profile page

    About AlexisR

    31 Years Old; Joined Jul '09; Posts: 7.

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  4. Visit  vegas2009 profile page
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    I hate to say this to you but, you are one of many. All of my "new graduate friends" have either moved out of state (still looking for work) or working just above minimum wage jobs. Several people THEY know went back to jobs they had before they got into nursing! It's really sad to hear an RN graduate working for companies other than medical facilities.
    Last edit by vegas2009 on Sep 17, '09
  5. Visit  AlexisR profile page
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    Yeah, I figured that. I actually recently moved to Vegas from Massachusetts for my boyfriend who relocated for a job, so moving isn't really an option for me. Guess I may resort to flipping burgers after all! Just kidding.... maybe.
  6. Visit  pgotm profile page
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    honestly it is very tough right now. I say apply to every position you can. Whats the worst that can happen?
  7. Visit  vegas2009 profile page
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    Quote from AlexisR
    Yeah, I figured that. I actually recently moved to Vegas from Massachusetts for my boyfriend who relocated for a job, so moving isn't really an option for me. Guess I may resort to flipping burgers after all! Just kidding.... maybe.
    As far as I know, the unemployment rate of MA is not as high up as NV. It really is depressing, the last count I've seen is 13.4% for las vegas and for the whole state of NV, it's like 13.2%?? I know it's NOT under 13%, that's for sure. We are up there w/ MI and CA, the hard truth is (really)...... NO ONE knows how to fix it. Wouldn't be shocking if the gov. just declares NV is broke! OR he just says, NV is B-r-o-k-e-r than E-v-e-r.
  8. Visit  NVRN2009 profile page
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    I'm in the same predicament! I moved here because my fiance works here and I have no clue what I should do! I can't tell you how many positions I've applied for and if I'm lucky, they'll acknowledge it with a rejection email. Honestly, I feel that they see my graduation date and throw away my application without looking at my experience, references, anything. So frustrating.
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    Quote from NVRN2009
    I'm in the same predicament! I moved here because my fiance works here and I have no clue what I should do! I can't tell you how many positions I've applied for and if I'm lucky, they'll acknowledge it with a rejection email. Honestly, I feel that they see my graduation date and throw away my application without looking at my experience, references, anything. So frustrating.
    First of all, congratulations on graduating! When it's so hard to find a job because we are new grads it is easy to forget the accomplishment. I feel the same way though- I'm lucky to get a rejection email. And on top of it all I hear that after 6 months in Vegas you are not considered a new grad anymore, so you're not eligible for a new grad position AND you still may not have any experience. I mean, there is not ONE new grad program out here and EVERY position requires at least one year I feel stuck. And the worst part is that I KNOW I am a dedicated employee and a good nurse. The only problem is no one cares to give me a chance.
  10. Visit  carmie_a profile page
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    we are actually in the same position right now... hospitals keeps on requiring one year experience how can gain it if no one is willing to hire me... i tried applying as volunteer but the officer said it is not suggested for an RN to "just" volunteer, she told me to keep lookin for jobs... even homecares doesn't hire nurses without experience.. even clinics! gggGGGgggRRRRrrr...
  11. Visit  vegas2009 profile page
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    [quote=carmie_a;3906494]we are actually in the same position right now... hospitals keeps on requiring one year experience how can gain it if no one is willing to hire me... i tried applying as volunteer but the officer said it is not suggested for an RN to "just" volunteer, she told me to keep lookin for jobs...

    Have you tried out-of-state? Is it possible this is just happening in "certain" states w/ high unemployment? Have you tried to go up north? Maybe Vermont? I read somewhere that VT is 'richer' than most states? I'm not sure exactly why. But, I know that the unemployment rate there is a LOT less than NV.
  12. Visit  carmie_a profile page
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    [/quote]Have you tried out-of-state? Is it possible this is just happening in "certain" states w/ high unemployment? Have you tried to go up north? Maybe Vermont? I read somewhere that VT is 'richer' than most states? I'm not sure exactly why. But, I know that the unemployment rate there is a LOT less than NV.[/quote]

    I haven't tried out-of-state but i heard it's easy to get employed in Florida and Canada... My RN license is for Nevada, i dont know if they would hire me in other states using that license or i need to take their state exam too..
  13. Visit  baker1bv profile page
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    FYI you will never have to take NCLEX twice as long as you already have an active license. You just have to file out a bunch of paperwork and possibly get fingerprinted again. If its something you are considering then start trying to get a license sooner rather than later.
  14. Visit  AlexisR profile page
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    It's a national exam so you would not have to take it again, but you would need to transfer your license. So if looking out of state is something you are willing to do, all you would need to do is find out that state's requirements to transfer
  15. Visit  carmie_a profile page
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    Thanks for the info, yeah i heard something bout the compact states and license endorsement... moving to another state could really help to get employed. I somehow thought about it, my father offered me the same option though... but as of now am still hoping to get a job here.. so as not to leave my family...


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