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Should I leave California for Nevada?

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by Queen2u Queen2u (New Member) New Member

Queen2u has 7 years experience and works as a RN, Mother-Baby.

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I was strongly considering leaving California to go to Nevada. The main reason I wanted to leave was because the new homes in many parts of Las Vegas are beautiful and very affordable compared to the homes in Cali. However, I am now thinking about unions (I dont know if Nevada has hospital unions) and the almighty California nurse to patient ratio laws, which I know Nevada does not have. Now I am thinking of staying right here in Cali. I am confused and need insight and input from Nevada nurses. HELP!!!!!

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Getgoing works as a School Nurse.

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We do have union hospitals in Vegas. There are union payscale posters posted in various public locations. If you work med/ surg, ratios are usually 6:1 days and 9:1 nights. Sometimes an extra patient is pushed on to you. IMC can vary but I hear mostly 3:1 or 4:1. Critical care mostly 2:1, 1:1, or 1:2 depending. Cost of living and traffic are lower but so is pay compared to Cali. New grads in my hospital start at $27 and change / hr on medsurg.

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Musvette,BSN,RN works as a RN.

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We do have union hospitals in Vegas. There are union payscale posters posted in various public locations. If you work med/ surg, ratios are usually 6:1 days and 9:1 nights. Sometimes an extra patient is pushed on to you. IMC can vary but I hear mostly 3:1 or 4:1. Critical care mostly 2:1, 1:1, or 1:2 depending. Cost of living and traffic are lower but so is pay compared to Cali. New grads in my hospital start at $27 and change / hr on medsurg.

6:1 days? and 9:1 nights? isn't that too much....?

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Queen2u has 7 years experience and works as a RN, Mother-Baby.

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I think that is a bit much and I dont even work med surg lol.

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