Moving to Henderson, NV

  1. Hello everyone.

    I'm from NJ and looking to possibly move to Henderson in the Spring. I'll have 11 years experience by the time I move, but I was just wondering if anyone knew about the salary there. We're pretty much moving b/c taxes and cost of living are ridiculous and we here henderson is a pretty nice place to live. Any suggestions on hospitals or when a good time would be best to start applying? Thank for everyone's help in advance!

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    Joined: Aug '17; Posts: 5


  3. by   ICUman
    Henderson is a very nice area.
    There are 4 big players when it comes to hospitals in Las Vegas:
    Valley Health System - 6 hospitals
    HCA- 3 hospitals
    Dignity Health- 2 hospitals
    University Medical Center - Level 1 trauma

    Tell us what type of specialty you're in, what work environment you seek and then can formulate a better response for you.
  4. by   Hellothere27
    Hey there ICUman,

    Thanks for replying. Right now i work in the Cath lab. I've had experience in a stepdown units and assistant manager. I'm looking for cath lab, IR, PACU, and maybe OR.
  5. by   Dean Uguan
    The North Las Vegas VA would be a hard commute from Henderson, but they are almost always looking for RNs because of high turnover.
  6. by   ICUman
    The market for experienced nurses in the specialties you listed is hot.
    I recommend Sunrise Hospital or Dignity Health. Summerlin hospital is very nice as well, although it will pay a bit less than others.

    11 years of experience will be around $50/hr. Weekend differentials are $1/hr extra.
  7. by   Hellothere27
    Thank you so much! My wife is an RN too and she's wondering how much do per-diems usually make with 5 years experience? and do they have baylor positions?
    Also, I saw your post about PD rates on another post. Here in NJ our perdiem rates go from 45-55/hr depending on which hospital. Sometimes surgical centers pay more. They offer no benefits. The amount you work depends on what contract you choose. Some allow to work full-time hours at a per-diem rate.
    Last edit by Hellothere27 on Sep 2
  8. by   ICUman
    Yes, some Las Vegas hospitals will also allow FT hours on a per diem rate of pay.
    It is quite the luxury. Some will not allow it, or cancel you before you exceed 40 hours in a week. It is more likely to be obtained in the winter months when census is high and needs are greatest.

    Per diem pay varies by hospital. The lowest per diem pay I've seen is $48/hr. Some pay significantly more than that rate. Do the math, and the OT rate is spectacular. Surgical centers here in LV will very likely not pay anywhere near that rate, even as a per diem employee.

    I do not know what a Baylor position is?
  9. by   Hellothere27
    Baylor position here is the RN works 13hr shifts only on weekends but gets paid FT hours. No sick time and can be off 8 weekend shifts a year. But i appreciate all the information. When do you suggest applying for jobs if we plan to move in the spring?
  10. by   ICUman
    That doesn't exist here, to my knowledge. I would apply in Jan. or Feb., and once you have a job offer, request relocation assistance.

    And actually, if you are moving to Henderson, the nearby hospitals are Henderson Hospital, which is brand new, or St. Rose Siena. Those are the only hospitals in Henderson. De Lima is closing soon.
  11. by   baker1bv
    If you want cath lab or IR stay away from Henderson hospital, you will never get full time hours, they don't have any where near enough volume to sustain full time hours.

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