I worked at Renown for 3 years and I don't believe they hire new grads into the ER. However, they hire new grads into all other areas really including ICUs.
They are known to be a suction device for new grads when other people won't hire them. So that means there are a lot of scary nurses walking around that hospital.
I felt like I was an experienced nurse at 3 years and was surrounded by a pool of un-experienced new nurses. There is a large amount of nurses that come from California and Utah because they won't hire un-experienced nurses. People stay for 6 months or a year and then leave again. Hence why they are only trying to hire people now that have actual ties to Reno. When you are applying and interviewing for jobs, be sure to ask what turnover rates are because that is a huge clue as to what is going on.
I would avoid Renown unless it is your last resort. Sure you can get skills and experience but it's a psychological mind battle working there. You will mean nothing to Renown, will never be appreciated and essentially you can be replaced easily. I have nothing against new grads as I obviously was once one too. However, having a revolving door of new grad nurses every 6 months is not beneficial by any means. They can't retain experienced nurses and that says a lot about a hospital.
Every day I went work in fear of losing my job. Park in the wrong spot? Corrective action. Every time my manager came up to me, I wondered what I had did wrong now. The whole place is negative. Dot your I's and cross your T's at every turn, or you might lose your job. I struggled every day just to work safely under my license dealing with unsafe patient assignments, unskilled nurses, uncaring and seemingly deaf administration.