Renown Health in Reno, NV

  1. I am a new grad and am speaking with a recruiter at Renown health in Reno, NV. If offered a RN position, I would have to relocate. I am wondering if anyone has experience living in this area. What is the cost of living like, typical rent, and a round about pay for a new grad position? Thanks!!
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  3. by   annie shaun
    I recently moved and found a few resources to help me find out what salary to expect and how to manage licenses. You can look up lots of different areas to find starting salaries here You can also find out about how to transfer your degree here . It helped me when I was looking to change states by showing me each state's requirements and about multi-state licenses. I ended up moving to PA. Good luck!
  4. by   Wildcatkt
    I am working as a new grad at Renown, I have only been here a few weeks so I can tell you what I know so far! Renown hires new grads in all units (I started in trauma ICU) except ER unless it's a rare occasion. Pay is okay, I am from the SF Bay area so it seems low to me but you can definitely live comfortably on the money. New grads start at $28-$31.15/hour (differential for night shift, and almost all new grads are hired on nights).

    As far as rent, i pay $795/month for a very nice one bedroom in a good part of town, you could probably find one for cheaper for less quality or if you got a two bedroom and a roommate. Cost of living I would say is low, but again I am from CA so everything seems low to me lol. I love it here, you have all seasons and it is so close to Tahoe, which is great if you like the outdoors!

    New grad orientation consists of combination of classes and preceptorship time, ranging from 8 weeks for med/surg/ortho/neuro, 10 weeks for tele, and 12 weeks for ICU.

    Hope this helped, good luck with your job hunt!
  5. by   hopeful0611
    Thank you so much for the reply! I interviewed and accepted a position, I am excited! I am in the process of looking for a place, what is the name of the place you are staying? Also, for the new grad training, is it individual or are you within a group of new grads? I am also coming from CA and am a little nervous about the patient ratios, what has your experience been like so far?

    Thanks again for all the info, I greatly appreciate it!!!
  6. by   BRNBSN15
    Does anyone know how long you have to wait before you can transfer to another unit/specialty?
  7. by   hopeful0611
    When I asked about cross training to another unit, I was told after one year I would be eligible.
  8. by   Bagboy
    Curious how folks are liking Renown Regional in Reno. I'm looking to shift gears and move into ICU nursing, which I've not done before. Anyone in the ICU currently?