Nevada has an abundance of available nursing jobs. As the nation.s fastest growing state, it also has fewer nurses as a proportion of its work force than almost anywhere else in the country. In fact, it has the second-to-worst nurse to population ratio in the nation at 604 per 100,000. This has resulted in some hospitals in areas like Las Vegas having to send patients away for certain care they are not equipped for. This is a problem, but is good news for any RNs, LPNs, or Nursing Assistants looking for work. There is a constant statewide demand for nurses in Nevada, and salaries and benefits offered rank near the top among Western states.
Cardiac catheterization lab nurses (or cath lab nurses) are highly specialized cardiac care nurses that perform pre- and post-procedural care for patients that undergo specific cardiovascular procedures, including (but not limited to) cardiac catheterization, pacemakers, angioplasties and valvuloplasties. Because these cardiac care procedures are so cutting edge, cath lab nurses must consistently keep up on the latest technological advancements, through such resources as the Cath Lab Digest. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses, at 22%. Because of their specialization and talent, cath lab nurses should expect a higher-than-average salary, compared to other registered nurses.