Questions about Valley health Adopt-a-nurse - page 2

Hi, I am a pre-nursing student at CCSN and am curious about Valley Health systems adopt-a-nurse program. I know they pay your nursing school fees and you have to work for them for 2 years after you... Read More

  1. by   sofialv
    Quote from pie123
    I sent you a private message.
    would yo ube able to send me a message on the NAP pay? I really do not have ANY IDEA how much they pay I even thought they might not pay, like an internship.
    Also, is there any way to work for another location than Las Vegas? Like other hospitals VHS is affiliated with, from thier corporate/parent company? I think it is called HCA.
  2. by   Race Mom
    Most naps are making somewhere in the $14/hr range.
  3. by   psychonaut
    Quote from sofialv
    Like other hospitals VHS is affiliated with, from thier corporate/parent company? I think it is called HCA.
    Valley system is UHS; desert springs, summerlin, spring valley, valley, and centennial hills (still under construction?). Sunrise et. al. is HCA.
  4. by   MikeyJ
    Quote from sofialv
    would yo ube able to send me a message on the NAP pay? I really do not have ANY IDEA how much they pay I even thought they might not pay, like an internship.
    Also, is there any way to work for another location than Las Vegas? Like other hospitals VHS is affiliated with, from thier corporate/parent company? I think it is called HCA.
    NAP pay depends on the facility. I am a NAP and make almost $17/hour. I have a friend who works at Sunrise in L&D and makes $18/hour as a NAP. We both work per-diem, so the pay is a little higher. Some of the hospitals hire you on as part-time and thus the pay is a little lower.

    NAP jobs can be pretty hard to get because not many of the hospitals in the valley hire them, and the ones that do only have a few open positions. And when you consider how many nursing schools are in Las Vegas & Henderson, you can do the math yourself (hundreds of students fighting for only a few positions). So make sure you have awesome references, and if you know anyone in the hospital, get them to put in a good word.
  5. by   dubkaf
    Quote from sistermike
    NAP pay depends on the facility. I am a NAP and make almost $17/hour. I have a friend who works at Sunrise in L&D and makes $18/hour as a NAP. We both work per-diem, so the pay is a little higher. Some of the hospitals hire you on as part-time and thus the pay is a little lower.

    NAP jobs can be pretty hard to get because not many of the hospitals in the valley hire them, and the ones that do only have a few open positions. And when you consider how many nursing schools are in Las Vegas & Henderson, you can do the math yourself (hundreds of students fighting for only a few positions). So make sure you have awesome references, and if you know anyone in the hospital, get them to put in a good word.
    Most NAP jobs pay between the 15-17$ range....If you work nights or weekends you will naturally be making more because of shift dif.
    Because a NAP job is per-diem or VSP like sistermike stated, you will be making more, BUT you will not have any insurance coverage through the hospital you work for.
    Yes NAP jobs may be hard for some people to get, but more and more hospitals are starting to offer them, so I doubt it will be a serious issue for anyone who is nursing school to get employment. I interviewed at sunrise and was basically offered the job the next day.
    Don't be too discouraged if you interview at one of the hospitals and they don't offer you a position. there are plenty of hospitals within the valley that absolutely LOVE NAPS.

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