The nursing shortage in Las Vegas is one of the most acute in the country and many nursing jobs need to be filled. In an effort to alleviate some stress on Las Vegas hospitals, nursing education programs have been recently launched to bring more nurses to the area. Also, schools such as UNLV have expanded enrollment and increased faculty in order to supply the city with qualified nurses for the future. In Vegas, the major hospitals include: Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Desert Springs Hospital, and Spring Valley Hospital.
A travel nurse is an individual who works on contract through a travel nurse agency. Travel nurse agencies offer boundless job opportunities for nurses who are willing to take assignments around the country as well as around the world. Travel nurses choose their assignments, and they receive excellent salaries and benefits for their work. Travel nurses are in great demand, and work in a variety of specialty areas.