Starting income for ADN R.N.s in AZ - page 2

I was just hoping that some of you might be able to give me an idea of what is the typical starting income for R.N.s with an ADN in Arizona - particularly for Phoenix and Flaggstaff? Thank you, ... Read More

  1. by   NewJA
    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    How so?

    Starting pay of 24 + 3.50 = 27.50
    24+ 6.50 =30.50

    Where are the calculation errors Jeff?
    I was under the impression that the poster was referring to percentages, not actual dollar values. Maybe I am wrong.

    So, 3.5%, 6.5%, etc...
    If it is 3.50 and 6.50, then thats a pretty awesome increase just for working the shift which I would need to work anyway, regardless of pay...

    I guess I could be mistaken.
  2. by   cardiacRN2006
    I thought it was percentages also, just based on how the original sentence was worded. It said 15% and then 6.5 and 3.5. So I think that is why it was so confusing. But, cookielady posted that it was actually dollars and not percents.
    I would make 28.78 at my hospital if I worked nights. If I lived in a city that didn't shut down at 10pm, then I would consider it.
  3. by   NewJA
    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    I thought it was percentages also, just based on how the original sentence was worded. It said 15% and then 6.5 and 3.5. So I think that is why it was so confusing. But, cookielady posted that it was actually dollars and not percents.
    I would make 28.78 at my hospital if I worked nights. If I lived in a city that didn't shut down at 10pm, then I would consider it.
    That's awesome. It's nice to know that Nurses are being reasonably compensated, especially here in AZ, a mecca for substandard pay. I personally think that they should be making at least a few dollars more per hour on average, but it is acceptable.
  4. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from Jeff A
    I personally think that they should be making at least a few dollars more per hour on average, but it is acceptable.
    Yeah, me too.
  5. by   trainer2070
    The hospital I work at starts new grads at 24.00 an hour, you can get 4.00 an hour for speciality pay if you go into ER, ICU or Tele, and 3.25 an hour if you do 2nd shift 1900-0700. So you could start at 31.25 if you work 2nd and go into a speciality area.
  6. by   NewJA
    What city is that hospital in?

    Quote from trainer2070
    The hospital I work at starts new grads at 24.00 an hour, you can get 4.00 an hour for speciality pay if you go into ER, ICU or Tele, and 3.25 an hour if you do 2nd shift 1900-0700. So you could start at 31.25 if you work 2nd and go into a speciality area.
  7. by   yumaRN1990
    In Yuma it is between 20 and 22 an hour. We work 12 hour shifts, and a differential is figured into that. We also get paid a dollar extra an hour for working the weekends and time and half for the holidays. When over time is worked we get "peak" which money over above the overtime pay. I have a BSN and I didn't get anymore money when I received the degree, so go figure. They want nurses to get there BSN, but aren't wiling to give you a little extra for all the work.
  8. by   BMW10
    Where does trainer 2070 work? I tried to line up employment in Havasu prior to relocating from Michigan, was offered nowhere near what her new grads make...and I have 37 years experience in the O.R.!!
  9. by   AZmom
    Quote from BMW10
    Where does trainer 2070 work? I tried to line up employment in Havasu prior to relocating from Michigan, was offered nowhere near what her new grads make...and I have 37 years experience in the O.R.!!
    I don't know where trainer works, but my mom told me that their new grads start at $24/hour (Banner Baywood in Mesa, M/S).
  10. by   renner52osu
    If anybody is looking in the Tempe area, I know the base pay scale is $24.98 (new grads) to $29.83/hr. Plus you receive time and a half for any time over an 8 hr shift. They are also paying an annual bonus. If you are willing to work the night shift, you will also get an additional $5/hr and if you are a charge nurse, an additional 75 cents/hr. They are looking for RNs in ICU, Med/Surg, OR, ER, and Telemetry. From what I have seen, that's pretty impressive...
  11. by   NewJA
    I am wondering if anyone knows what kind of work schedules may be available to hospital nurses...

    For example, I see a lot of posts about 2 shifts being offered - 7 am to 7 pm, and 7 pm to 7 am. Niether of those options are even close to being remotely appealing to me.


    How flexible and accomodating is the scheduling for R.N's? If or when I become an R.N., I would require a shift starting in the late morning or early afternoon and going on to sometime between late afternoon and midnight. Are such shifts commonly available to R.N.'s?
  12. by   cardiacRN2006
    You're going to have a hard time finding anything other than 7-7 in a hospital. Some places where you might be able to find 8-5 might be case management, QA......gees, I don't know where else! But, pt care in a hospital is usually 7-7.

    Now, clinics, some outpatient ORs, stuff like that are 8 hr shifts, 5 days a week.

    Oh, sometimes you can find ER positions that go from 11-11, or 3-3. Hard to come by, though.
  13. by   trainer2070
    I work at PMH and its part of the Abrazo network.

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