I graduate nursing school in May and am finally getting to the point where I start to seriously look for gainful employment as a nurse! In looking at various applications for some of the hospitals in the area, the one part I'm never sure about is desired salary. I have no idea what new nurses start out at, so I don't know what to put in that blank. I'd like to be able to fill that out appropriately, because I definitely don't want to put down too much or too little. The only info I've found online has either been outdated or doesn't really apply to nurses with less than one year of experience.
Hospitals I'm looking into include: Huntsville Hospital, Crestwood, Decatur General, Athens-Limestone, Cullman, UAB, St. Vincent's, Brookwood, and Shelby. If you have any information about what these hospitals start new nurses out at, it'd be much appreciated!