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  1. I have recently been offered a travel assignment in Las Vegas at Summerlin. I 'm hearing bad things about working in Vegas. I work ER. Anyone with any recent experience? or anything good to say? or bad? Need some input to make a decision, soon. Thanks
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  3. by   2ndCareerRN
    I can't tell you anything first hand about working in Vegas....although the fine folks over here can help you out

    I lived in Summerlin from 1992 to 1997. The road to my house that was a dirt road, is now a 6 lane thoroughfare loaded with strip malls.

    There is no way I would go back there, even as a traveler. The city has grown so much that the infrastructure is overwhelmed. Some people like crowds, rude people, and gawking tourists. I am not one of them.

    As far as working there, I do know about 2 yrs ago the ER's were severly understaffed. I don't think it has gotten any better.

    If I wanted to work there I would call Global RN. There offices are there in case you have any problems. I did two assignments with Global and did not have any problems.

  4. by   teeituptom
    Sounds like fun to me
    all sorts of shows
    a lot of golf courses, of course
    I love to gamble
    I love show girls
    whats not to like
  5. by   Paleobug
    I grew up here, and there a lot of positive things about our city. The 24 hour party atmoshpere is basically contained on the Strip. We're like any other city. Our cost of living is relatively cheap compared to other states, we have no state income tax, the median home price range is around $160,000. We have mild winters (very rarely snows), the sun shines most of the time. We have plenty of nursing jobs especially with 4 more hospitals opening in 5 years. The pay is pretty good, starting in the $20s.
  6. by   2ndCareerRN
    Here is a handy little tool, show the comparative cost of living for different states and cities. You can also do a crime rate comparison.