To ensure the health and safety of all involved, the Nevada Hospital Association is cancelling Operation Healthcare Bound scheduled for Thursday, April 30, in Las Vegas. We look forward to working with students and our member hospitals on the event in 2021.


As Nevada continues to experience a shortage of nurses and other allied health care professionals, there are many things we can do to put Nevada on the right track to ease the shortages. An adequate supply of these trained professionals is essential to ensure that Nevada’s health care provider organizations continue to meet the growing demand for health care services. To this end, the Nevada Hospital Association (NHA) has partnered with southern Nevada NHA member hospitals, the Clark County School District, and the Nevada Action Coalition to offer Operation Health Care Bound (OHCB), a health care career day designed to introduce our youth to a variety of health care careers.

What is Operation Health Care Bound?

Operation Health Care Bound is a one-day health careers exploration day for high school Juniors and Seniors, ages 16 through 18, interested in exploring health care careers.  Our goal is to provide students with the opportunity to explore multiple medical career options.  In addition to learning more about what doctors and nurses do on a daily basis, students can explore allied health departments such as pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, respiratory therapy, and physical, occupational and speech therapies, just to name a few.

For over 10 years, this annual event has introduced hundreds of southern Nevada high school students to multiple health care career options with hands-on demonstrations including:

  • Facility tours that may include Emergency Rooms, Trauma, Intensive Care Unit, Pediatrics, Operating Rooms, etc.
  • Overview of daily operations that may include Admitting, Billing, Dietary, Environmental Services and other administrative departments
  • Q&A discussions with health care professionals regarding education requirements, scholarships, and career opportunity guidance

2019 Operation Health Care Bound Event Photos


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The Nevada Action Coalition partners with Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Mesa View Hospital for placement of students from their JAG and ResCare programs. These facilities are not currently available for Clark County School District students.

Sunrise Hospital and
Medical Center

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Mesa View Hospital