new grad wage/opportunities in Las Vegas


Hi all,

I will be graduating in Decemeber with my BSN from a university in Southern CA. I am interested in moving to and getting a job in Las Vegas, NV because of the cost of living in CA, etc. I am aware of the starting wages for a new grad in CA, but I am wondering what current new grad wages are in NV. I have looked everywhere and cannot find current wages.

From what I can see, there are more new grad positions opening in Las Vegas compared to where I am currently. Its been very difficult for many graduating students for the past year or so to get a new grad job here. Do new grad programs generally start in February?

Any info I can get would be helpful!!

Thanks!! :)


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Hi there!

I too will be graduating by the end of this year, early January actually, also in the Socal area. My husband and I will be relocating to Las Vegas after school so I've been looking for new grad positions online. There are alot of posts saying that the new grad pay is roughly around $27/hr, which I think is not bad considering Nevada has no state tax. So far I have only found 1 new grad program which is at Sunrise Hospital. Do you know of any other hospitals that are offering new grad programs in the Las Vegas area?

Good Luck on your search!


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Specializes in L&D. Has 5 years experience.

Make sure you have a job before you move here. It is extremely difficult to land a job here right now. There are eight nursing schools here pumping out new grads every few months so lots of competition. I'm not trying to discourage you but just trying to be realistic.