Hello I am originally from Northern California went to school in Las Vegas at Carrington for my RN. I moved back to California thinking there was more opportunity there for me. I was wrong. Two years later I was able to force my way into shift nursing making low wages without benefits and still no light at the end of the tunnel as to when or how I can get into a hospital. I started looking into Renown and was going to get my endorsement license and apply there. I read in earlier threads that Reno doesn't hire from CA because a lot of nurses end up moving back after a year. These were older threads and just wondering if this is the case still? Any insight would be helpful.
May 20, '13
Hi! Did you ever get any responses to this post? I am in the same boat and I'm looking for advice/suggestions. I am also thinking of relocating to Reno as I have family there. If you have applied and have any insight I would be greatful if you would share it with me.
May 22, '13
No not really lol. I was able to connect with a few old teachers in that area but I decided to try Vegas first and use Reno a back up plan. I went to school in Vegas and have more support out there. I applied to a hospital and got a call back the following week for interview. I didn't get the job. But just the interview was huge for me. It was my first. I haven't gotten a call back from a hospital in California in 2 years of applying.
May 22, '13
Btw I did get my NV license. I don't think they wld consider my application if I hadn't.
Jun 19, '13
I went to work for Renown after graduating in Las Vegas and to behonest its a great hospital to learn at. I had to cut my employment there short due to my wife having issues with a pregnancy (she was still in vegas and just about to come up). If circumstances were different I would still be there.