Travel nursing jobs in Nevada offer a lot more than you may think. The 24-hour lights of Las Vegas are one of the state’s biggest attractions, with round-the-clock entertainment, fine dining and designer shopping. But outside this famous city lie pockets of superb natural beauty waiting to be discovered. Explore the Ruby Mountains or Great Basin National Park. Just outside of Reno, NV, Lake Tahoe has 18 winter ski resorts and plenty of summer fun on the water. View available Nevada travel nursing jobs below.
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Encompassing roughly 110,500 square miles, Nevada is the seventh largest state in the Union. It contains large expanses of the Great Basin and Mojave deserts, has more than 200 individual mountain ranges, half a dozen rivers to nowhere, and the majority of the wild horses in the United States.
Only a few thousand years ago, it was a land of vast lakes, thick forests, and indigenous cultures. Nevada still retains some of the last vast, rugged, and remote wild country in the contiguous U.S. You can travel on gravel roads or hike across a mountain range and not see another soul for days. You can see wildlife, from pelicans to pronghorn, from falcons to mountain lions. And you can get as wild indoors as out, winning or losing on the turn of a card.
High Desert, Low Desert If you’re in Nevada, you’re in one of two deserts; it’s a given. There are remarkable differences in elevation and vegetation between the Great Basin Desert, which covers the northern three-quarters of Nevada (to about Tonopah), and the Mojave Desert to the south.
Most of the Great Basin Desert lies between 4,500 and 6,200 feet of elevation, and the state flower, the silvery sagebrush, flourishes in this region. As you pass through the higher elevations of the aromatic sagebrush country, you may also notice other pines, juniper, mountain mahogany, aspen, firs, and spruce. These provide adequate cover for field mice, jackrabbits, pronghorn, and bobcats.
The Mojave Desert is lower, dropping from about 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) at its northern end to 490 feet (149 meters) at the southern tip of Nevada. Creosote reigns in this area; the shrubby evergreen can live as long as 100 years in the hottest of desert environments.
Once in creosote country, watch for the distinctive Joshua tree, its many thick arms holding what look like shaggy pom-poms. Wildllife includes the desert bighorn sheep, various snakes, and lizards.