So what's going on!
It seems like things are drying up in Las Vegas. I don't see half the jobs that I did a year ago.What happened to the critical nursing shortage in Las Vegas? Is there still a demand? Is this just a temporary thing? Too many nurses? What?
I know the economy is bad but people "still" get sick, right? Aren't people still moving there? UMC doesn't have any jobs!
Please give me the scoop!
From all my nurse friends that I spoke to. It depends on your preference Union hospitals guarantee increases at set rates, Health benefit premiums and protection from bad supervisors.
Non union places offer better wages much better as you will see when you find a position but no protection.
I want to work in the Valley system at Summerlin or Centennial Hills.
Or in the Roses I would want San Martin or Siena. One is union the other is not
It all depends on your preference and work environment.
I am a very positive person and I call people out on stuff. It's just my way I don't mean anything by it.
I dont want to work in a unit with a bunch of negative people. The job is hard enough you need support from co-workers sometimes and RN's that canabolize each other in there units is not cool.
Oh in Southern Hills the Day Charge in the ER is an awesome guy you could not ask for a better charge nurse.
You have 15 years critical care.. You could trip and fall into a job you will be fine we need seasoned nurses it's us newbies when we graduate that need to make friends with the managers and show we know our stuff to get our foot in the door.
as for pay from my friends that are already RNs with your experience you could probably negotiate about $40-$45 an hour. I am not sure about signing bonuses. You are very right in that the shortage is not as extreme as it was, but it's still there.
Hope that helps
Last edit by VegasEMT on Apr 20, '09