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MsPC has 2 years experience and specializes in ED.

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If she hasn't found a job north vista has job fairs and she will get a job there if she attends.

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Best advice possible is to be patient. The Las Vegas RN job market is funny, it goes in spurts of hiring a lot of new grads to not hiring any. When I graduated December of 2012 I couldn't buy a job in a LV hospital. Another suggestion is to look outside of the hospitals - sub acute hospitals like Health South - 6 months or a year of experience there will land you a job in a Vegas hospital. Also there is home health care.

I believe most units are only allowed to hire a certain number of new grads per 3 month-ISH blocks - due to budget/costs for new grad orientation/training. Plus this doesn't flood the units with new grads with no experience.

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I am also a new RN in nevada. I've been applying online but it's not helping. I actually live in CA but I think I need to go over there personally to hand in my resume.

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PLTSGT has 20 years experience and specializes in LTC, FP office, Med/Surg, ICU, Dialysis.

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Yeah, I have heard about that kind of program. You pay the hospital for training and experience; essentially, you're working for free.

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I heard it was somewhat difficult to find jobs in Nevada unless you have RN experience.

In fact, one of my co-workers is moving to Vegas in a couple of weeks after being hired OVER THE PHONE! Yet, her sister who is a brand new RN and currently lives in Vegas has yet to find a job!

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Did you hear if the new RN ever found a job? I may have to relocate to the Las Vegas area for personal reasons, and I am a new grad. Reading about the RN job market in Las Vegas area makes me really nervous. Especially since I am from Minnesota, which is very new grad friendly.

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hope3456 is a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC, Psych, M/S.

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Do yourself a favor and get a year of experience in MN before trying to relocate to LV. It could be very difficult for you to get into a hospital job as a new grad especially since you don't have the "local" advantage of having done clinicals there, ect.

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Anyone know if the job settings have changed for Las Vegas? I will be applying soon from out of state. I have one year ICU exp. Is it still difficult to find a job in the area, or have things improved?

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Orca has 24 years experience as a ADN, ASN, RN and specializes in Corrections, psychiatry, rehab, LTC.

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Las Vegas is an odd job market for nursing. I came here 18 years ago, and getting the first job was the hardest. I had five years of experience when I arrived, and it was denial after denial, even though hospitals were running full page ads in the Sunday paper looking for help. At the time, and it may still be the case, if you didn't have the exact experience they were looking for, they were not interested. Once I finally got in somewhere (my first job here was long term care, which I hated), it allowed me to make the connections I needed to land subsequent jobs. Also remember that this is a transient town, and some employers have become wary of applicants who are not currently working in the local market. In the past, they have gotten a lot of applications from people who believe that it would be cool to live and work here, then they change their minds. Since you are already living here, that should be less of a factor in your situation.

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Orca has 24 years experience as a ADN, ASN, RN and specializes in Corrections, psychiatry, rehab, LTC.

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Anyone know if the job settings have changed for Las Vegas? I will be applying soon from out of state. I have one year ICU exp. Is it still difficult to find a job in the area, or have things improved?

Several of the hospitals here are in expansion mode - either adding on or building satellite facilities in neighborhoods away from the main hospital. That implies that there is hiring ahead. If you have experience in critical care, you will have a leg up on many others, because that specialty is in demand.

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Hello!

Does anyone, again, have suggestions on getting a new grad position in Las vegas? I have gotten my RN license in Nevada, but have applied to probably around 30 positions without getting a phone call. I have a BSN and a Bachelor's in Health education. Im moving to Las Vegas from MA in a few days and I was really hoping to be further along in the process before arriving. Any suggestions or connections would be greatly appreciated!

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