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Specializes in ER,HOME CARE'MED/SURG.

Hi,

I would much appreciate if someone could tell me which hospital in Las Vegas has the best reputation regarding:wages,benefits,locations,patient/nurse ratio etc. Moneywise,is it better to work as a travel nurse or it's better to get hired by the hospital.

Thank you very much.:nurse:

Elvish, BSN, DNP, RN, NP

Specializes in Community, OB, Nursery.

Moved to Nevada Nurses forum, where hopefully you will get the responses you're looking for. :)

I've not worked in any of the hospitals - so I can't really answer your question. I CAN tell you, however, that you probably want to stear clear of UMC (University Medical Center). They are insanely busy! I've heard that the pay isn't that great. And it's an older hospital without all the new equipment that many others have. I think most of the hospitals probably are pretty equal in regards to pay and benefits. The hospitals that are nearer to the center of town are probably busier and I would guess - have the highest ratio of patients/nurse. That's just my guess though! Hopefully someone else has more info for you!!

Just out of curiosity Mom, where do you work if not in a hospital?

To answer the original question when I was moving to Vegas I did a lot of research and most people said any of the St. Rose hospitals were the way to go. I work for the newest St Rose Campus, there are three in total. I came from NY, so nursing is very different here than what I am used to. The ratios are good 6 to 1. Still, it is nursing, it is stressful most days there are many things I do not like....but I am afraid to try to work in another hospital because of the horror stories I have heard. I also work with some people who are perdiem and they say Sunrise or Summerlin are nice too. Hope this helps....

what i've been hearing. . . .

umc is insanely busy but that's more likely just the er dept (since umc is the only county hospital?) but, apparently their census in general (all depts.) have been going down since last year.

according to my nursing/medical people friends, it really depends on what dept. you're in. there isn't just one hospital that would have all positives. but, if you're doing er, i hear summerlin hospital and sunrise hospital are good. unfortunately, right now, maybe a travel nurse would be better since a lot of hospitals are cutting down hours/laying off nurses around here. goodluck.

Just out of curiosity Mom, where do you work if not in a hospital?

To answer the original question when I was moving to Vegas I did a lot of research and most people said any of the St. Rose hospitals were the way to go. I work for the newest St Rose Campus, there are three in total. I came from NY, so nursing is very different here than what I am used to. The ratios are good 6 to 1. Still, it is nursing, it is stressful most days there are many things I do not like....but I am afraid to try to work in another hospital because of the horror stories I have heard. I also work with some people who are perdiem and they say Sunrise or Summerlin are nice too. Hope this helps....

I don't work right now. I'll be starting the RN program in January. With school and my kiddos - I stay plenty busy! :bugeyes: I was a volunteer at St. Rose San Martin last year and that's part of the reason I decided to go into nursing! I'm applying to their student program soon (that will pay for schooling)....so wish me luck on that!! :D

belot97

Specializes in paediatric.

say for a traveller..how much could u say is the average wage we'd get in Las Vegas area?

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