Healthcare Jobs

Even if you’re not into the gambling and sparkly-nightlife scene, Las Vegas is still such a fun city to live in. There is something for everyone in the City of Lights nestled in the state of Nevada. For family-friendly entertainment, take your kids to some of the awesome places Vegas has to offer, such as Adventuredome Theme Park, the aquarium, or Cowabunga Canyon. If you love the great outdoors, you can explore the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, and the Mojave Desert – to mention a few of the natural wonders surrounding Vegas. For others who don’t fit any of the mentioned categories, there is also a variety of cultural activities, entertainment, shopping, and fine dining to enjoy. As we said, Vegas has something for everyone.

Of course, Vegas is known for being the Entertainment Capital of the World, but any city needs healthcare, and that is where you come in. There’s more than one reason why Vegas is known as the City that Never Sleeps: Nurses in Vegas work around the clock taking care of the residents and tourists in one of the most populous cities in the country. Let’s talk some more about what it means to be a registered nurse (RN) in Las Vegas and how to find the best jobs the city has to offer.  

How Much Does an RN in Las Vegas Make?

RNs in Vegas make some good money – the average RN salary in Vegas is even higher than registered nurse pay in Nevada, which in turn is significantly higher than the national average. 

  • National average salary for RNs: $82,750
  • Average salary for RNs in Nevada: $88,800
  • Average salary for RNs in Las Vegas: $90,230 

Not only are salaries higher for RNs in Vegas, but per capita personal consumption expenditures (PCE) in Nevada are also lower than the national average, which means that nurses’ fat pay checks go even farther in this state than they would in other parts of the country. 

  • National average PCE: $42,635
  • Average PCE in Nevada: $39,211 

Work Less and Enjoy Life More

There is so much to do and see in Las Vegas: museums, music festivals, pool parties, spas, sports events, fine dining, the breathtaking outdoors – the list goes on and on. The question is do you have the time to truly enjoy living in Vegas?

One way to enjoy the perks of living in Las Vegas is to find RN jobs that pay even more than your staff position does so that you can take more time off to soak in Sin City. This might sound like a dream, but finding higher-paying, more flexible jobs is possible with PRN work. When you work PRN, you can pick up a few of the highest-paying temporary jobs available and then take a few days off – or a whole week – to live life to the fullest. 

Here are some ideas of how to enjoy your days off in Vegas:

  • Lounge all day at a spa
  • Take a raft tour near Hoover Dam
  • Enjoy a cruise on Lake Mead
  • Go on a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon
  • Catch a Cirque du Soleil show 
  • Take the kids to the Children’s Museum – or go without the kids to the Erotic Heritage Museum 
  • Go out with friends for some “vibe dining”

How to Find RN Jobs by the Shift

If you are interested in picking up some per diem jobs to help you live the life you want and get more out of living in Vegas, you can find the highest-paying shifts with Nursa™’s nursing app. All you will need is about 15 minutes to download the app, answer some questions, and upload your license for verification. Then, you can start browsing the app for the best RN jobs in Nevada. Begin by picking up a few extra shifts to see how you like working per diem. Once you see how easy it is to find high-paying temporary RN jobs in Las Vegas, you might decide to transition into working PRN full time. 

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Written by Miranda Booher, RN

SEO Content Marketing Manager Miranda is a 14-year registered nurse with a healthy background in travel nursing and digital marketing. She brings an interesting combination of stellar copywriting skills and first-hand nursing experience to the table. Miranda understands the industry and has an impeccable ability to write about it. And speaking of travel - Miranda currently lives in Bolivia, though she maintains an active Registered Nurse license in the state of Ohio and stays current on the latest healthcare news through her writing. When she is not creating killer copy, or serving others through her work as a nurse, you can find her spending time with her family traveling in the Andes Mountains.

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